ACCT4471 Advanced Accounting Research

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Accounting [Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)]
This unit examines the development of accounting methodology and theory, with emphasis on empirical research traditions, in particular market based research, and the theoretical and institutional framework within which controversies are resolved.
Students are able to (1) understand the need for, and role of, accounting research; (2) appreciate a range of accounting theories; (3) interpret a range of different methodologies for undertaking accounting research; and (4) critically read and evaluate the research of others and clearly communicate their conclusions.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) seminar/meeting; (2) critical review and evaluation report; and (3) final exam. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Vincent Chong
Unit rules
ACCT3321 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice
Contact hours
lectures/Practical Classes/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.