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MKTG71-602: Market Research May 2017 [Standard]

General information

Marketing is based on the principle of providing value to customers. That is the easy bit! To provide value, we need to know what customers need and want, what they know, think and feel about our brand and the competitors’, and how they are likely to behave. That is the hard bit! Market research is the term that collectively describes the various tools and techniques that are used in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data to facilitate marketing. This subject is intended to give you an overview of the process of collecting, analysing and interpreting data where each requires the following skills: Collection attention to detail, organised thinking Analysis logical, sequential thought-processes, interest in discovery Interpretation critical thought, insight, ability to extrapolate.


Academic unit:Bond Business School
Subject code:MKTG71-602
Subject title:Market Research
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:May 2017
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 108) - Please anticipate working an additional nine hours per week on your own.
  • Seminar: x12 (Total hours: 36) - Seminar 1
Attendance and learning activities: Classes will be a mixture of lectures, discussions and practical exercises. As such attendance is essential in order to keep up and get the most from the subject.


Prescribed resources:
  • Zikmund, D'Allessandro, Winzar, Lowe, and Babin. Cengage Learning. (2017). Marketing Research - 4th Asia Pacific edition (I will send a link for an electronic version, which is less than half price). 4th, Cengage Learning
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Define problem, prepare a concise and useful research brief.
  2. Design and execute method for collecting research data.
  3. Analyse and report results derived from research data.
  4. Understand, interpret, draw implications from research results.
  5. Prepare & present a research report / summary.
  6. Read, understand and critically evaluate a research report.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Computer-aided Test (Closed) In class test covering chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7. 15% Week 5 4, 6.
Capstone Project § Qualitative report 20% Week 9 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Capstone Project § Quantitative report 35% Week 11 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Oral Pitch § Final report presentation 5% Week 12 4, 5.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) The final exam is cumulative but will emphasize material that occurred after the Test (chapters 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16). 25% Final Examination Period 4, 6.
  • § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

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Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

There is no make-up Midterm exam. If you have been approved for a deferred exam, your final exam will be re-weighted. As part of the requirements for Business School quality accreditation, the Bond Business School employs an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Subject curriculum

ch 12, 13, 14 & 15

Approved on: Apr 23, 2017. Edition: 1.1
Last updated: Jun 5, 2017.