Applied Marketing Research

Course code MKTG3070
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

SPSS (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

Assumed Knowledge

MKTG2100 Principles of Marketing and MKTG2010 Marketing Research

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Group Research Report Part A: Problem Definition and Literature Review

Written Assignment: Group Research Report Part B: Research Design and Data Collection Instrument

Written Assignment: Group Research Report Part C: Final Research Report

Presentation: Group Research Report Part D: Presentation

Written Assignment: Individual Data Analysis Report

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks