Course Title: Management Research

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 001334

Course Title: Management Research

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2006

Course Coordinator: Dr Fang Zhao

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1392

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 108, Level 16

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Admission into Master of Business (Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations) or Master of Business Leadership or equivalent

Course Description

This course is designed to do two things:
- to improve your understanding of research approaches used in organisations and to enable you to understand the research process; and
- to help prepare you to undertake your research project next semester by developing a research proposal and ethics application.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

By the time you complete this course you should be able to:
- critically review research reports and other literature found in academic or practitioner journals and other sources;
- understand the choices available to researchers during the development of a research plan;
- understand the ethical, moral and privacy considerations involved in research and prepare a human research ethics approval application;
- prepare a research proposal;
- understand how to evaluate research outcomes to determine their applicability to the workplace.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course will consist of a series of classes in which you will take part in a range of activities including group exercises, case studies and group discussions. In addition you will undertake independent work that will involve library searches, reading and analysis of articles and completing a range of written tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

A reading list will be made available for each class. In addition pre-reading will be required for some classes.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment may include:
- Critical literature review; Tender Submission (Research Proposal); and Oral Presentation