|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||23 May 2022|
Marketing research helps businesses to grow, be competitive and resilient. It’s a science that involves skills and expertise in statistics, technology, metrics, research analysis, and research and development. Today most businesses are focused on understanding their markets, prospects and customers, building growth and remaining competitive in a dynamic environment. As such, managers need quality information for decision-making. Increasingly managers are viewing information not just as an input for making better decisions, but also an important strategic asset and tool. Research plays an important function in providing relevant, timely and usable information to facilitate informed decision making.
An understanding of the research process is important in making business decisions because it enables the decision-maker to be critical of information received. This course takes a practical and applied approach to business research. In this course students will be exposed to different research designs, explore the relationships between research questions and research designs, interpret data and turn raw data into useable, relevant and meaningful management information that can be used to facilitate management decision making.