The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code

PACC6008

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

Quantitative techniques are frequently employed as essential research and analytical tools in accounting, financial and economic environments. This course provides an understanding of the quantitative techniques that are frequently used in accounting, financial and economic studies to aid business decision making. Statistical techniques such as data screening and descriptive techniques, inferential statistics, sampling, questionnaire and research design, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and regression analysis are covered. Use is made of Microsoft Excel statistical package to analyse data sets and produce reports based on quantitative analyses. Participants will build increased competency in business communication skills and techniques.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Trimester 1 - 2020.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of quantitative techniques that are frequently used in accounting and financial studies research;

2. Design a quantitative study;

3. Exhibit an awareness of the principles of hypothesis testing;

4. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate analytical strategies to test specific hypothesis;

5. Use Microsoft Excel to conduct statistical analysis; and

6. Report statistical findings in a clear and concise fashion.


Content

The topics in the course include the following:

  1. data screening and descriptive techniques
  2. inferential statistics
  3. sampling
  4. questionnaire design
  5. research design
  6. hypothesis testing
  7. analysis of variance
  8. regression analysis

Requisite

If you have successfully completed GSBS6002 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Individual Statistics Assignment

Project: Group Research Project

Formal Examination: Final Examination