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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)


Introduction to a broad range of research methodology and testing procedures used in accounting and finance. The primary focus is on the undertaking of research. The unit comprises an analysis of the science of research, an examination of the key elements of research in accounting and finance, data issues, ethical issues, hypothesis development, causal models, the use of parametric and non-parametric statistical tests, survey-based research and general research methodology.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • explain the major steps in the development of a research project in accounting or finance
  • illustrate the key strengths and weaknesses in accounting and finance research designs and methods
  • apply qualitative and quantitive data analysis techniques and interpret the output
  • critically evaluate empirical research in accounting and finance
  • apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills in individual and/or group activities dealing with research methods.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

George Tanewski

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in course 0181 or 0171 to undertake this unit