- Each student will have 3 hours face‐to‐face teaching per week consisting of one 1.5-2 hour lecture/seminar plus one 1-1.5 hour tutorial of class activities aided by computer, discussions and other relevant techniques.
- Please bring a laptop, a calculator and lecture notes to all classes.
- For latest information about timetables for classes, please refer to the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/
TEXTBOOKS AND READINGS
The textbook required for this class is:
- Field, Andy. Discovering Statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics, SAGE Publications Ltd, 3rd or 4th Edition
The following books are recommended:
- Glyn Burton, George Carroll and Stuart Wall (2001) Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics(2nd Edition), Financial Times/Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0273655701
- Frank Dewhurst (2006) Quantitative Methods for Business and Management (2nd Edition), McGraw-Hill Higher Education. ISBN-10: 0077109023
Other Useful Books:
- Sanjiv Jaggia and Alison Kelly (2013) Business Statistics: Communicating with Numbers. McGraw-Hill Higher Education. ISBN13: 9780073373669
- Robert B Burns and Richard A Burns (2008) Business Research Methods and Statistics Using SPSS, SAGE Publications, Inc. ISBN-10: 1412945305
- Peter Allen, Kellie Bennett, and Brody Heritage (2014) SPSS Statistics Version 22: A Practical Guide (3rd Edition), Cengage. ISBN-10: 0170348970, ISBN-13: 9780170348973
TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
Software and technology required: (1) A personal computer with word processing software and Microsoft PowerPoint; (2) Access to iLearn for course materials; (3) Access to the SPSS software for data analysis (4) Access to Qualtrics software for data analysis.
For Qualtrics access, login at: mqedu.qualtrics.com
As an FBE HDR candidate, you will be enrolled in the “FBE-HDR Transition to Research” online unit (iLearn). Login at http://ilearn.mq.edu.au/
If you cannot view this unit in your Online Units, please contact Unit Convenor (Email: email@example.com). The site will be used to post lecture slides, handouts, and assignment instructions after each class, for those who miss their distribution in class.
Lecture notes will be posted on iLearn at https://ilearn.mq.edu.au on a weekly base. The Echo360 recording (video or audio) of lectures/seminars is NOT applied to this unit.
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE UNIT SATISFACTORILY:
This unit is delivered in the seminar pattern. Students are expected to be active and engaged individual learners as well as cooperative team players to complete all tasks as instructed, inclusive of before-class reading, after-class review, desktop work, presentation, and to participate actively in class discussion. To get these above tasks accomplished, a certain level of independent and critical thinking will be inherently needed.