Course Title: Research Diagnostics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Research Diagnostics

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2010

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Rosalie Holian

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5943

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 108 Level 16

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This module develops skills for gathering data and diagnosing problems in organisations. It introduces methods, tools and techniques for data gathering and analysis.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Participants will be capable of appropriately designing and applying interventions in varying organisational settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • This module will develop the ability to introduce innovation and change by implementing strategies for change management within organisations.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of the principles underlying a knowledge driven organisation.
  • Ability to use surveys, interviews, archival research, trend analysis and other tools for data collection and analysis.
  • Ability to use selected computer based applications and tools.
  • Understanding of how to develop responsiveness in organisations by creating unity, alignment, tension, empowerment and implementing continuous improvement.
  • Ongoing personal growth in line with the ISM Program objectives and personal learning contracts.
  • Ongoing development of communication and team skills within the learning community.

Overview of Learning Activities


  • The workshop will be interactive with some activities involving the whole learning community and others being conducted in small groups.

Overview of Learning Resources

Recommended Reading:

Students are to complete required reading and any other activities set prior to the start of the module. This material provides background to the topics included in the workshop. Specific references to the texts may be made from time to time during the workshop.

Overview of Assessment

Individual Assessment:
Ongoing work on Action Research Assignment.