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AFX4000

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)

Synopsis

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.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain the major steps in the development of a research project in accounting or finance
  2. illustrate the key strengths and weaknesses in accounting and finance research designs and methods
  3. apply qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques and interpret the output
  4. critically evaluate empirical research in accounting and finance
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills in individual and/or group activities dealing with research methods and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFX4000.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

George Tanewski

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Students must be enrolled in course 0181 or 0171 or 4416 to undertake this unit

Prohibitions

AFC4100