Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Banking and Finance



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


This unit provides students with an advanced applied perspective to a broad range of research methodology and testing procedures used in accounting and finance research. Students who have completed this unit should, at an advanced level, be able to collect qualitative and quantitative data using a variety of research techniques; to apply advanced statistical techniques to the analysis of quantitative data; to design non-probability and probability samples; to deal with advanced issues in cross-sectional, panel and time series data and to conduct research ethically.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain advanced research methods used in accounting and finance research
  2. perform advanced statistical and econometrics tests and procedures for data analysis
  3. identify topical research issues, research designs and advanced methods used in accounting and finance research
  4. develop critical skills of summarising, analysing, reporting and presenting quantitative and/or qualitative data and research results
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills in individual and/or group activities dealing with advanced research methods.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination 70%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


AFX4000 or ACX4000