Course Title: Accounting Research Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 032828

Course Title: Accounting Research Project

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


615H Accounting & Law


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006

Course Coordinator: Clive Morley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5765

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Level 15, 239 Bourke Street Melbourne 3001

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Accounting for Corporations

Course Description

In this course you will be introduced to research methods currently being utilised in business related research. A review of the range of methods will consider their complexities and the differences between them. You will learn how to identify a research question and research problem, how to identify the current state of knowledge in the chosen research area, and how to develop a research proposal. The course will enable you to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills (or to further develop their existing knowledge and skills) to be able to successfully plan a significant post-graduate research project in a business environment.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

By the completion of this course, you will
- understand the major approaches to business research and the methodological choices that need to be made;
- understand the various aspects of research design and be able to design business research;
- be able to access library resources using various retrieval techniques;
- understand the requirements of a literature review;
- understand the principles of quantitative and qualitative data analysis;
- be familiar with the various quantitative and qualitative methods of data gathering and have knowledge of methods appropriate to a chosen research project;
- be familiar with the ethical issues involved in business research;
- be able to prepare a research proposal.

At the conclusion of this course you will be able to identify a research problem and question, and prepare a research proposal with an appropriate plan to conduct the research.

Overview of Learning Activities

Seminars and lectures lead by academic staff. Your participation in seminars is encouraged.
You are expected to undertake independent reading and research of their own.

Overview of Learning Resources

Recommended Text.

You will be advised of useful texts and other resources upon enrolment.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course may consist of a combination of report and assignment writing, and oral and written presentations.