BUSN4401 Qualitative Business Research Methods
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Honours core unit in Work and Employment Relations [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
- Honours core unit in Human Resource Management; Management; Marketing [Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)]
- Unit content includes qualitative research methods used in social science research. Topics include (1) research objectives and contexts appropriate to the use of qualitative methods; (2) theoretical traditions in qualitative research; (3) sampling strategies; (4) intent and techniques for multi-method qualitative research; and (5) preliminary analysis of qualitative data, selection and use of supporting qualitative and/or quantitative methods, and multi-method analysis of data and presentation of research results.
- Students are able to (1) explain the underlying philosophical assumptions involved in qualitative research; (2) develop appropriate qualitative research designs and methodologies for specific research questions; (3) collect data through a variety of qualitative techniques; (4) analyse and interpret qualitative data using software; and (5) generate insightful and valid research conclusions in the form of research reports.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) workshop participation; (2) group report ; and (3) individual report. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Daniel Schepis
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
- 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.
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- 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.