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BES4010: Research methodology 2

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate – Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics


South Africa

  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


Students must be enrolled in course 4414.


ETW2111, ETX2111, ETX2121, BEW4010


An in-depth introduction to quantitative research methods. This subject is one of two that together supply the research methodology skills and knowledge necessary for students to complete an independent research project at the honours level. It provides a comprehensive coverage of quantitative research methodologies. Topics include: survey studies/correlational field studies; forms of regression; analysis of variances; discriminant analysis; factor analysis; non-parametric statistics.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. gain comprehensive business-related research skills, including an extensive grounding in a range of quantitative research methodologies
  2. gain the necessary quantitative skills to undertake independent research
  3. develop effective report writing and communication skills
  4. have the ability to comment critically on research publications.


Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Moremi Labeodan

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