Marketing Research

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Marketing Research

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Marketing, Research

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MK 2030 Fundamentals of Marketing or
    MK 2050 Principles of Marketing
    MA 2021 Applied Statistics or
    MA 2010 Statistics I & MA 3111 Statistics II
    BU 3233 Business Research Methods 

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Marketing research as a tool for decision- making and problem-solving in marketing. The research process. Research design and methodology, design sample, data collection, analysis and interpretation of data in specific marketing applications.

    RATIONALE: 
    Managers are increasingly turning to marketing research to provide more reliable answers not only to marketing problems but other business problems as well. Marketing research is crucial to the adoption of a marketing philosophy by organisations. It provides a link between the consumer and public, through information that is used to identify and define marketing opportunities and marketing problems, to initiate marketing action, to monitor marketing performance, and to improve understanding of marketing as a process. The module addresses the stages of the marketing research process, from identification of a problem and definition of the research objectives, to the presentation of research results. It also equips students with the knowledge and skills to write advanced marketing project writing. In particular, the module focuses on the issues of defining marketing research problems, identification of data requirements and sources, choice of research design, data collection, data analysis and presentation of results. A practical perspective through a research project where students have to prepare a research report on the basis of secondary and primary data collection.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    On successful completion of the module, the student should be able to:
    1. Critically evaluate the various methods of marketing research and how they apply to specific marketing issues.
    2. Develop research designs on the basis of a brief relating to a marketing issue, including development of research objective, choice of sampling method and development of research instruments such as questionnaires and 
    discussion guides.
    3. Critically analyze specific marketing issues, with the support of appropriate marketing research techniques, and data collection methods.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    • Class lectures, participation and discussion of marketing cases and practical problems solved in class.
    • Training on the SPSS statistical program for quantitative data analysis.
    • Individual assignments.
    • Office Hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions and go over lecture material.
    • Use of a Blackboard learning platform, where instructors post lecture notes, assignment instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.