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Location Domestic International
Gold Coast Session 1,  2,  3 Session 1,  2,  3
Melbourne Session 2 Session 1,  2,  3
Melbourne - The Hotel School Session 2,  3 Session 2,  3
New Zealand - MIT Session 1,  2,  3 Session 1,  2,  3
Online Session 1,  2,  3 Session 1,  3
Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini N/A Session 2,  3
Singapore - MDIS N/A Session 1,  2,  3
Sydney N/A Session 1,  2,  3
Sydney - The Hotel School Session 1,  2,  3 Session 1,  2,  3

Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

72 credit points from masters level (AQF 9) units. Noting the double weighting of this unit, students are advised to enrol towards the final stage of their degree.

Unit aim

Enables students to undertake an analysis of a business, industry or social problem or opportunity which students undertake at a substantially independent level in this capstone research unit. Through learning, developing and applying an evidence-based research design, students create an industry-accessible publication that reports on the research process and elaborates on business solutions and research implications.

Unit content

  • What is research?
  • Identifying research problems and opportunities
  • Reviewing previous research literature 
  • Designing a research project
  • Understanding data analysis
  • Developing qualitative research tools
  • Developing quantitative research tools
  • Collecting data: ethics and consideration
  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Qualitative data analysis
  • Reporting to industry
  • Actioning research

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 independently identify and justify business / industry related problems or issues worthy of investigation
2 produce and present proposals outlining research project plans for critical review
3 analyse organisational problems and provide recommendations that are evidence-based
4 provide a professional documented report relevant to selected stakeholders.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. independently identify and justify business / industry related problems or issues worthy of investigation
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  2. produce and present proposals outlining research project plans for critical review
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  3. analyse organisational problems and provide recommendations that are evidence-based
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  4. provide a professional documented report relevant to selected stakeholders.
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Prescribed texts

  • Joe F. Hair Jr., Mary Celsi, Arthur Money, Philip Samouel, Michael Page, 2016, The Essentials of Business Research Methods, 3rd Edition, Taylor & Francis, New York, USA. ISBN: 978-0-765-64613-2.

  • Joe F. Hair Jr., Mary Celsi, Arthur Money, Philip Samouel, Michael Page, 2016, The Essentials of Business Research Methods, 3rd Edition, Taylor & Francis, New York, USA. ISBN: 978-0-765-64613-2.

  • Joe F. Hair Jr., Mary Celsi, Arthur Money, Philip Samouel, Michael Page, 2016, The Essentials of Business Research Methods, 3rd edn, Taylor & Francis, New York, USA. ISBN: 978-0-765-64613-2.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.