Course

Marketing Research

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Marketing
Course Code
MARK 4441
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method(s) Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Course Designation
None
Industry Designation
PCM
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course provides a detailed study of the objectives, principles and methods of marketing research, which is covered from the perspective of the user as well as the practitioner of the research. This course takes a managerial focus, and emphasizes market intelligence, providing quality information upon which managers can act and make informed decisions. Computer-based applications of mathematical and statistical techniques are used.
Course Content
  1. The role of marketing research
  2. The marketing research process
  3. Organizational and ethical issues
  4. Problem definition and the research proposal
  5. Exploratory research and qualitative analysis
  6. Secondary data
  7. On-line research
  8. Research designs for collecting primary data
  9. Measurement concepts
  10. Sampling and fieldwork
  11. Data analysis
  12. Reporting & communicating research results
Learning Activities

This course consists of a mixture of lecture and seminar, and practical application of techniques is done through exercises and project work.

Means of Assessment
Class participation  5-10%
Project(s)  35-45%
Midterm  20-25%
Assignments    20-30%
Total 100%

Notes

  1. Students must achieve a minimum average grade of 50% on all non-group evaluations to pass the course, with the 50% calculated on a weighted average basis.
  2. No single assessment can exceed 40%.
  3. Students must complete all projects, assignments and write all examinations in order to be eligible for a passing grade in the course.
  4. Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:

  1. explain the role of marketing research, and the process involved in integrating it into marketing strategy
  2. develop problem or opportunity formulation skills
  3. develop a market research plan and the tactics to implement it
  4. identify the objectives and methods of marketing research
  5. design the main types of survey research
  6. use a set of computerized statistical techniques for analyzing data
  7. interpret and analyze research
  8. explain the results of research analysis in business terms
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

 

Zikmund, William G., Bodur, H. Onur. Effective Marketing Research in Canada, Latest Canadian Ed.  Thomson Nelson (Thomson Canada Limited) or equivalent.

 

Leonard, Thomas L.  Study Guide: Experiencing Marketing Research - A Student Project Manual, Latest Ed.  Fort Worth, Texas: The Dryden Press or equivalent.

Requisites

Prerequisites

MARK 1120 and CSIS 1190 and (CMNS 1115 or any English UT course)

OR MARK 1120 AND currently active in one of the following:

PBD Advanced Supply Chain Management
PBD Digital Marketing
PBD International Supply Chain Management
PDD International Business Management
PDD Hospitality Marketing
PDD Marketing
PDD Sales

Corequisites

Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses

Equivalencies

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for MARK 4441
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO MARK 210 (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU BMKT 360 (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG MARK 2XXX (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU BUSI 2XX (3)

Course Offerings

Winter 2023

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
15302
Tue
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Hilde
Instructor First Name
Rosalie
Course Status
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
19
16
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
625
Start Time
10:30
-
End Time
12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
16169
Tue
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Hilde
Instructor First Name
Rosalie
Course Status
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
11
24
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
625
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
16411
Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Tanveer
Instructor First Name
Muhammad
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
34
1
Actual Wait Count
12
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
910
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
16910
Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Tanveer
Instructor First Name
Muhammad
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
16
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Building
Online
Room
None
Start Time
18:30
-
End Time
21:20