Course Title: Survey and Experiments for Business

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Survey and Experiments for Business

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: TBC

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In today’s data-driven world, the success of businesses and policymakers is dependent on their ability to generate and interpret data. In this unit, you will be introduced to (i) survey-based and experimental methods to generate data and (ii) techniques to convert data into insights for good decision making. Conceptual issues related to data collection, design of survey instruments, statistical inference and data interpretation will be covered in detail to develop strong analytical skills required for evidence-based policy design and evaluation in business, public agencies and NGOs.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO1: Determine the information needed for efficient design of experiments or statistical surveys.

CLO2: Construct surveys and design experiments which are satisfactory for the intended purpose.

CLO3: Develop protocols for data collection and analysis.

CLO4: Apply basic statistical tools to convert data into insights to aid decision-making and evaluate policy interventions.

CLO5: Understand and use basic survey/experimental results in published material.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be active learners. The learning will be supported through various learning activities.These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study spaces. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.

Computers and printers are available at every Library. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Contact: Ask the Library for assistance and information on Library resources and services:
Study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.  Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows.

Assessment Task 1:  20%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Assessment Task 2: 40%

Linked CLO: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Assessment Task 3: 40%

Linked CLO: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5