MGMT6795 Research Proposal and Defence

18 points
(see Timetable)
Trimester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
The objective of this unit is to prepare students to define research topics, develop appropriate research designs, determine the most effective research methodologies to be employed and demonstrate an understanding of the relevant theory and literature underpinning the thesis. A major paper embodying these elements is prepared in consultation with an academic staff member.
Students are able to (1) defend their thesis proposal; (2) define their research topic; (3) determine the most appropriate research methodology to be employed; and (4) show an understanding of the relevant literature underpinning the thesis.
This comprises a major paper prepared in consultation with an academic staff member.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit rules
MGMT6791 Business Research: Principles and Processes; MGMT6792 Qualitative Methods in Business Research; MGMT6793 Quantitative Methods in Business Research;
MGMT6794 Literature Review and Criticism;
equivalent as approved by the Faculty
Contact hours
six sessions of 6–7 hours each
Unit Outline
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