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Unit Overview

Description
This unit is an advanced study of the quantitative research methods used in organisational analysis and management research and writing. Topics include (1) research objectives and contexts appropriate in the use of quantitative research methods; (2) maintaining correspondence between theoretical concepts and empirical constructs and measures; (3) sampling strategies and issues; (4) assessment of the appropriateness of archival data for an intended research purpose; (5) survey of advanced statistical methods for discovering associations between variables; (6) use of analytic models and dynamic simulation in quantitative research; and (7) use of statistical software packages such as SPSS. Effective use of several quantitative research methods is illustrated through a close reading of research papers drawn from several disciplines in management and social sciences.
Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) use the SPSS program for data analysis effectively; (2) analyse data appropriately, logically and creatively; and (3) critically evaluate the data analysis aspects of past research.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: data analysis project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit rules
Prerequisites:
BUSN4402 Quantitative Business Research Methods
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
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