70 hours individual work; plus
5 hours face to face with supervisor.
Consultation Times: The student and appointed supervisor(s) should agree expectations for the role of the supervisor, especially in terms of provision of feedback and other support.
REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED TEXTS AND/OR MATERIALS
There are no general required texts or materials for this unit. Specific resources should be agreed with the supervisor as part of the approval process for undertaking the project. The iLearn site contains useful references to assist in the preparation of the research proposal, the preparation of the project and research methods which might be required. General references which may be useful to students are listed below.
- Chapter 1, “Framing the Problem” and Chapter 2, “Designing the Analysis”, in Ethan M. Rasiel and Paul N. Friga, The McKinsey Mind, McGrath Hill, 2002 [ebook available via library]
- Uma Sekaran and Roger Bougie, Research Methods for Business: A Skill- Building Approach, 6th ed, Wiley, 2013 [available as e-text]
- Alana Bryman & Emma Bell, Business Research Methods, 4th ed, Oxford, 2015 [available as e-text]
- Barbara Minto, The Pyramid Principle, Financial Times – Pitman Publishing, 1987
- References relating to the specific techniques used in the research project should be discussed with the Supervisor(s).
Access to a computer with word processing and spreadsheet capability is assumed, as is general computer literacy.
TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
Unit iLearn Site:
- Found by logging on to iLearn ilearn.mq.edu.au, then clicking on Individual Research Project.
- This is where you will find links to forums, downloadable resources and other important pages.
- It is important that you familiarise yourself with the unit’s iLearn site.