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Unit Overview


This unit introduces students to analytical techniques and research methods (qualitative and quantitative) to analyse consumer data applicable to daily business operations. All topics follow data-driven decision-making framework to demonstrate managerial relevance of data analytics for strategy development/improvement. Univariate, bivariate and key multivariate techniques are covered.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face

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.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Liudmila Tarabashkina
Contact hours
1.5 hour lectures, 1.5 hour tutorials
  • 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.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.