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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Full year 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester to First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Full year 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Sandra Cockfield (Semester 1); Dr Ross Donohue (Semester 2)


Students work under the guidance of a supervisor to carry out research that addresses: a classic or contemporary disciplinary debate; a current policy issue; or a generic issue within management practice.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
+ design and execute an independent research project over the course of two semesters, under the guidance of a staff supervisor. Projects may be based in qualitative or quantitative methodologies, or may include a mixed methods approach For example, a quantitative project based on surveys will typically require: elucidation of the research question, conduct of a critical review of the relevant literature in relation to the chosen topic area, deriving hypotheses, identifying a target population, gaining ethics approval, designing a questionnaire, gathering the data, analysing the data using appropriate techniques, drawing conclusions and producing a major analytical thesis of up to 20,000 words on the project.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Sandra Cockfield


Students must be enrolled in course 0181 or 0508 to undertake this unit