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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 dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Business and Economics

Offered

South Africa

  • First semester 2019 (On-campus block of classes)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus block of classes)

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in course 4414.

Prohibitions

ETW2111, BEW4010.

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

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.

Assessment

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)

Mr Alain Kaninda(First semester)
Dr Moremi Labeodan(Second semester)