Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Prerequisite: 1003MKT/1083MKT (Introduction to Marketing)
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionEffective management decision-making requires reliable, valid and up-to-date market research. This course introduces the basic concepts of the research process including problem definition, research design, measurement, data collection, data analysis and presentation of research findings. This is an important skill set to add to your career credentials. This course has a prerequisite requirement which means you must successfully complete the listed course or requirement/s before enrolling in this course. If you have enrolled in the course without meeting this requirement you must withdraw immediately or contact the program director if you believe you have extenuating circumstances. It is our experience that students who have not completed the prerequisite course struggle to complete the course and often fail as a result. It is also your responsibility to have any transfer credit appearing on your academic transcript before enrollingCourse IntroductionThis course highlights the importance of market research to the organisation by showing how the market research function integrates with all other aspects of marketing activity, and by demonstrating how effective market research leads to a more market-orientated organisation.Course AimsThis course highlights the importance of market research to the organisation by showing how the market research function integrates with all other aspects of marketing activity, and by demonstrating how effective market research leads to a more market-orientated organisation.This course aims to provide an introduction to the concepts and understanding of the application of the market research process including problem definition, selection and evaluation of an appropriate research design, measurement, sampling, field work, analysis, and presentation of research findings so that students can more confidently evaluate and participate in research applications relevant to the organisation.Learning OutcomesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:1 Select a research methodology and a design appropriate to an organisation's marketing information needs and to validate that design;2 Understand and use the techniques of marketing research including measurement, sampling, and data analysis for the purposes of creating reliable information on which to make useful recommendations;3 Develop practical skills and basic competence in the use of the SPSS computer program and interpretation of appropriate SPSS output for the purpose of decision making;4 Effectively present market research information through a written report of an appropriate business-like standard.
Weighting/Marked out of
Exam - selected response
Assignment - Written Assignment
Group Research Project
Exam - constructed response
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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.