University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

COMMERCE 7039 - Business Research Methods (M)

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Trimester 3
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 36 hours
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: MARKETNG 7104, ECON 7200, ACCTING 7025 and COMMGMT 7006. This course assumes foundational learning and should only be taken in the second half of your program.

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to determine the information necessary to address an identified research problem (basic or applied) and, using this understanding, develop and use an actionable research proposal. In this process, the students will gain an understanding of relevant approaches and elements of undertaking a research enquiry specifically to provide insights to solving a relevant problem. They will develop critical core competencies and skills required to carry out such an enquiry. These competencies and skills include: defining research questions; setting appropriate research objectives; study design that incorporates research objectives and budgetary constraints; secondary and primary data collection and instruments; sampling and analysis methods; and effective reporting of results; as well as the importance of ethical conduct in conducting research in both a domestic and in international business contexts.

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Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Trimester 3 Mon 18/09/2023 Wed 20/09/2023 Fri 27/10/2023 Wed 22/11/2023

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
36086 SE01 60 1 8 Sep - 8 Sep Friday 9am - 4pm Nexus10, 220, Computer Suite
22 Sep - 22 Sep Friday 9am - 4pm Nexus10, 220, Computer Suite
6 Oct - 6 Oct Friday 9am - 4pm Nexus10, 220, Computer Suite
20 Oct - 20 Oct Friday 9am - 4pm Nexus10, 220, Computer Suite
3 Nov - 3 Nov Friday 9am - 4pm Nexus10, 220, Computer Suite
17 Nov - 17 Nov Friday 9am - 4pm Nexus10, 220, Computer Suite
Note: This class is FULL at room capacity, no more spaces can be opened. Please enrol into the OL class: 36165