BUSN4401 Qualitative Business Research Methods
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- 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.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (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) or completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
- Contact hours
- lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
- 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.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.