Marketing Research

Course code GSBS6031Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

Emphasises the critical role of research in marketing and marketing decision-making. Discussion focuses on the strengths and limitations of various means of collecting and analysing market information. Examples of market research are evaluated. Students are required to design a marketing study and submit a market research report.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Develop a research proposal
2. Examine data sets critically and evaluate research tools used in marketing research
3. Use basic statistical techniques for data analysis such as Cross Tabs, Factor Analysis, Regression, and ANOVA
4. Draw conclusions, identify limitations in data, analyse data communicate findings for a given research problem.
ContentMarketing research comprises one of the most important and fascinating facets of marketing. It links an organisation with its external and internal environment through information. Never before has information been as important for decision making as it tody. As we approach the 21st century, relying on information is becoming more crucial for businesses to survive in a competitive environment. It is essential that the students in marketing know what marketing research is and how to apply it. This course is very practical and applied. No one can fully appreciate marketing research by reading about it in a book. It must be learned from hands on experience. Therefore, the teaching approach is "Learning by doing". This course will teach you how to conduct the operations of problem definition, information search, information gathering, data analysis, interpretation and presentation.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeGSBS6010 - Marketing Concepts or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsCase Analysis
Essays / Written AssignmentsGroup Brand Audit Report
Essays / Written AssignmentsBrand Plan
Presentations - GroupBrand Audit Presentation
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term