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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

18 points, SCA Band 3, 0.375 EFTSL

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


Students conduct a critical review of the literature relevant to their study; derive appropriate hypotheses for testing; devise an empirical test of the hypotheses showing regard to practical problems of conducting research, ethical considerations, and principles of scientific method; conduct a planned study and manage any problems arising in the date collection; select and conduct an appropriate analysis of the data; and write a report on the project, showing due regard to relevant stylistic conventions.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • implement a research proposal
  • recognise practical problems of conducting scientific research and propose solutions
  • complete a research dissertation
  • develop the ability to conduct and manage a planned study
  • apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills in individual and/or group activities dealing with a research dissertation.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

David Smith

Contact hours

24 hours per week


AFX4000 and AFX4010


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