Applied Marketing Research

Course code MKTG3070Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

Applied Marketing Research focuses on the collection, analysis and reporting of market research data, with a majority of the lectures geared toward illustrating when to use which quantitative analytical techniques and how to understand and report results, including key multivariate techniques. Students identify a research area to address, develop and implement a research programme to address specific questions, analyse data in depth (including utilising one or more of the advanced techniques) and report their findings and conclusions.

It is suggested that students who undertake this course have obtained at least a credit (65%) in MKTG2010 Marketing Research.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of the course it is intended you will be able to:

1. Evaluate research strategies in the context of a chosen research topic
2. Synthesise marketing theory and practice
3. Develop a strategy to complete a research project
4. Outline and implement a research plan to complete a project
5. Choose, implement and interpret suitable analytical techniques for a project
6. Utilise statistical software packages to support and enrich the research process
7. Demonstrate report-writing skills and suitable presentation skills using appropriate business technology to communicate
processes and outcomes involved in a research project.
8. Incorporate collaborative process plans and action plans to guide project management in achieving project milestones.
ContentSPSS (Statistical Packages, Service & Solutions) will feature in the lectures and will form the basis for a majority of the hands-on component of the tutorials to be held in the computer labs on how to run and interpret the various analysis techniques. Tutorials will also cover major project management issues.

The principal areas to be covered in the course include:
1. Research design & implementation
2. Qualitative data analysis
3. Data screening, cleaning and preparation
4. Comparing the responses of different groups
5. Measuring the association between variables
6. Reviewing widely used multivariate statistics
7. Report Writing
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMKTG2100 Principles of Marketing and MKTG2010 Marketing Research
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1. Research Plan & Instrument(s) Evaluation
2. Analysis Technique Exercises
3. Final Research Report
Examination: Formal
Presentations - GroupPresentation of Final Report (and the individual's group contribution)
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MKTG3070