MKTG5465 Applied Marketing Research

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit introduces students to research methods that are useful both in management situations and academic research. Topics are organised within the framework of the philosophy of science and focus on each stage of the research process, including the problem definition, the theoretical framework, generation of hypotheses, and research design. Univariate, bivariate and key multivariate techniques are addressed later in the unit.
Students are able to (1) display problem-analysis skills and effective communication to produce professional market research reports; (2) demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and methods of marketing research; (3) recognise, with an increased sensitivity, the biases and limitations of marketing data; (4) demonstrate competency with the SPSS statistical software package and the ability to use SPSS to input marketing data and analyse the results from various basic statistical techniques; (5) develop competencies to work more effectively in teams through completion of groupwork; (6) demonstrate personal awareness of the social and ethical impact of market research; and (7) demonstrate self-management and independent learning skills through the completion of weekly assigned work.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class participation; (2) group report; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Liudmila Tarabashkina
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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