FINA4590 Research Methods in Accounting and Finance
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Honours core unit in Accounting; Finance [Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)]
- This unit provides an overview of the fundamental approaches employed in research, specifically focusing on the range of empirical research techniques used in the accounting and finance disciplines.
- Students are able to (1) develop an appreciation of the research process and the fundamentals of research design; (2) critically evaluate research papers for an appreciation of the papers' strengths and weaknesses, their methodological approach and their main findings; (3) prepare and explain a proposal for a research project; (4) apply research techniques commonly used in empirical based research in accounting and finance; and (5) apply a referencing tool commonly used in academic writing.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) proposal and (2) assignments. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Stijn Masschelein
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
- Contact hours
- lectures/tutorials/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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