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This unit is an overview of some of the advanced quantitative research methods that are used in business research. Topics include (1) the appropriate use of quantitative research methods; (2) some theoretical concepts and a discussion about empirical constructs and measures; (3) an examination of some advanced statistical methods for discovering associations between variables; and (4) the use of a statistical software package, in this case, the SPSS program. The effective use of these quantitative research methods is best understood by attending the classes and workshops and a close reading of the research papers provided, which are drawn from several disciplines in management, marketing and the social sciences more generally.
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode 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)]
Students are able to (1) recognise research questions and contexts for which quantitative research methods are appropriate; (2) understand the limitations of quantitative research and recognise situations in which it is inappropriate; (3) know the basic steps in undertaking quantitative research; (4) understand how quantitative measurement scales are used to represent theoretical concepts; (5) understand how quantitative research methods can be used to measure relationships between variables; (6) identify the appropriate statistical technique to answer specific research questions; (7) use the knowledge gained to evaluate published quantitative research reports; and (8) use some computer software.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) multivariate analysis team presentation; (2) data analysis research report; and (3) class participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Doina Olaru
- Unit rules
- enrolment inthe Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
or completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
or a Doctor of Philosophy in a relevant area
- 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.
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- 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.
Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Not available for self-enrolment. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.