Course Title: Plan market research
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2013
Course Code: MKTG5835C
Course Title: Plan market research
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5229 - Diploma of Marketing
Course Contact : Tim Wallis
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423
Course Contact Email:email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 50
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit applies to individuals in a non market research organisation who conduct market research planning at a managerial level. While market research planning can be undertaken as part of a broader role, it does require a good general knowledge of market research principles and practices, and a detailed understanding of the organisation’s operations, objectives and the application of market research.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBMKG506B Plan market research
3. Define data gathering approaches
3.1.Identify types of data required to inform objectives
1. Identify market research needs
1.1.Communicate role of market research in enterprise operations to relevant personnel
2. Define market research objectives
2.1.Draft research objectives
4. Develop market research plan
4.1.Estimate resources and time lines required for market research projects
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan market research by identifying market research needs, defining market research objectives, identifying data gathering approaches and developing a market research plan.
Details of Learning Activities
A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.
The self-paced activities will be delivered through various technology platforms and include your contribution to tutorial activities and interactive sessions.
The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment.
We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.
|1||8 Jul||(1) Pre-training review:|
• Other students
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities
• Course requirements
• Course support documents
• Overview of assessment requirements
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
(2) Course Overview:
Role of marketing research
|2||15 Jul|| Problem definition and the research process
|3||22 Jul||Market Research Roles and Responsibilities|
|4||29 Jul||The Research Brief/Exploratory Research Quiz 1|
|5||5 Aug||The Research Brief Objectives and scoping|
|6||12 Aug||Types of Data - Secondary vs. Primary||
|7||19 Aug|| Data Gathering Techniques - types of surveys Quiz 2
|Assessment 1 Due|
|8||26 Aug||Survey Research – Pros and cons of different techniques
|2 - 6 Sep||Mid-semester break|
|9||9 Sep||Research Plans – Budgets and Feasibility|
|10||16 Sep||Research Plans and Proposals - Timelines Quiz 3|
|11||23 Sep||Sampling techniques and options|
|12||30 Sep||Legal and ethical issues in research||Assessment 2 Due
|13||7 Oct||Legal and ethical Issues cont’d Quiz 4|
|14||14 Oct||Review and wrap up||
|15||21 Oct||In class test||Assessment 3 – In class test|
Overview of Assessment
Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
Students are required to complete 3 tasks. You must successfully complete all 3 tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.
Assessment 1 - TASK 1 (Due Date: Week 7)
This assessment task will require students to complete their research brief. Students are to construct their brief from the perspective of their client.
Assessment 2 - TASK 2 (Due Date: Week 12)
The second assessment tasks will require students to construct a research proposal/plan. The group must take a perspective that sees it as representing a research company. The proposal must contain a comprehensive plan that describes how your company intends to achieve the requirements that were specified in the research brief. Students will present their findings in a professionally prescribed written document. Much of this work will be undertaken both outside of class time and in the “Practical Sessions”. Students are encouraged to use all the resources at their disposal to provide professionally reasoned solutions to the problems given
Assessment 3 -TASK 3 (Due Date: Week 15)
In class test 1 hour – This will be a short answer test that will be based on questions from the 4 quizzes throughout the semester.
Assessment tasks must be submitted via Blackboard.
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• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.
Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.
Please refer to the Final Grades table below.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
Final Grades table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
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