ST307 Half Unit
Aspects of Market Research
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Dr James Abdey COL.7.09
This course is available on the BSc in Accounting and Finance, BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics, BSc in Management and BSc in Statistics with Finance. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.
Probability and statistics to the level of ST107.
The main ideas and applications of market research techniques. Topics covered are introduction to market research, defining the market research problem, research design, internal secondary data and the use of databases, qualitative research: focus group discussions, projective techniques, survey and quantitative observation techniques, measurement and scaling: fundamentals, comparative and non-comparative scaling, questionnaire design, sampling: design and procedures, final and initial sample size determination, cross-tabulation and hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and covariance, correlation and regression, and discriminant analysis.
20 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the MT. 1 hour of classes in the ST.
Lectures will run in weeks 1-10 and classes in weeks 2-11.
Students are given weekly exercises to work on for discussion in class.
Malhotra, N.K., D.F. Birks and P.A. Wills (2012) Marketing Research: An Applied Research (Fourth edition), Pearson (earlier editions are also fine)
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Student performance results
(2014/15 - 2016/17 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Total students 2016/17: 23
Average class size 2016/17: 5
Capped 2016/17: Yes (20)
Lecture capture used 2016/17: Yes (MT)
Value: Half Unit
- Application of numeracy skills
- Commercial awareness