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An introduction to marketing research and its applications, with an emphasis on research as an aid to management decision-making. Students in this course will be provided with a background in research methods, issues related to conducting marketing research, data analysis, and methods of evaluation related to marketing.
Relationship to Other Courses:This course is a prerequisite for all Stage Three marketing courses and any advanced study in marketing.WorkloadThe estimated workload breakdown for MKTG202-23S1 is: Lectures 24 Drop-in Sessions/Tutorials 5 Final Exam 2 Assignment 54 Exam Preparation 41 Lecture Preparation 24 Total 150 hours
This course is to provide participants with an understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods and their application to marketing research. The emphasis in this course is on marketing research as an aid to management decision-making, and meets BCom Learning Goal 2. Accordingly, it is primarily intended for prospective users of research results, rather than for specialists in research. However, the latter group, if intending to continue with advanced studies in research methods, will benefit from an understanding of the range of methodologies available, and through a better understanding of the needs of clients.The specific objectives of the course are to:Develop the participant’s problem analysis skills, and their ability to translate a management problem into a feasible research question;Provide participants with a working knowledge of the concepts and methods of marketing research especially in the new information age;Increase sensitivity to the biases and limitations of marketing data;Develop participant’s ability in, and understanding of questionnaire design and sampling theory; Develop participants with an understanding of attitude measurement and its application to marketing research, andProvide participants with an understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods and their application to marketing research.Learning Objectives, BComStudents have an in-depth understanding of their majoring subject and are able to critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within the discipline.Students have a broad understanding of the key domains of commerce.Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers which can be used in a range of applications. Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree. Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.For quality assurance purposes the School is required to hold on record a number of assessment pieces as examples of differing standards of work. If you have any objections to the school holding your assessment for this purpose then email the course coordinator to ensure your assignment is not used for this purpose.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
(1) MKTG100; and (2) STAT101; and (3) A further 30 points
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Lectures for MKTG202-23S1 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.
To pass this course you must not only achieve a final grade of 50% or higher, but also achieve a weighted average grade of at least 45% across all invigilated assessments.Assessment In Te Reo MāoriIn recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use the Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following: Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to, informing the Course Coordinator 1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and 2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.Grading: Marks for assessment work may be scaled before a final grade is determined. You should not regard a raw score of 50% as a pass mark.
Malhotra, Naresh K;
Marketing research : an applied orientation
Babin, Barry J. , Zikmund, William G;
Exploring marketing research
Cengage Learning, 2016.
SPSS survival manual : a step by step guide to data analysis using IBM SPSS
Allen & Unwin, 2020.
Coversheets - Group and Individual
Class RepresentativeA class representative may be asked to volunteer in the first few weeks of class. Any problems with the course can be raised with the class rep. Their email can be found at UCSA. The class representative will take up any issues raised by class members with the lecturer concerned as they occur.Departmental Academic PoliciesA summary of Departmental academic policies on course grading, special considerations, etc. is available under: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/business/departments/. The Department assumes that you have read this document. You should also read the following:• UC Business School Student Handbook on the UC Business School Students Learn page https://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=7744• General Course and Examination Regulations http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general/general_regs_enrolment_courses.shtmlDishonest PracticeThe University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty. All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.Citations and referencing
Domestic fee $868.00
International fee $4,075.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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