Commerce & Business Administration
15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
Lecture: 2 Hours Seminar: 2 Hours Total: 4 Hours
Method(s) Of Instruction
This course consists of a mixture of lecture and seminar, and practical application of techniques is done through exercises and project work.
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.
- The role of marketing research.
- The marketing research process.
- Organizational and ethical issues.
- Problem definition and the research proposal.
- Exploratory research and qualitative analysis.
- Secondary data.
- On-line research
- Research designs for collecting primary data.
- Measurement concepts.
- Sampling and fieldwork.
- Data analysis.
- Reporting & communicating research results.
At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:
- explain the role of marketing research, and the process involved in integrating it into marketing strategy
- develop problem or opportunity formulation skills
- develop a market research plan and the tactics to implement it
- identify the objectives and methods of marketing research
- design the main types of survey research
- use a set of computerized statistical techniques for analyzing data
- interpret and analyze research
- explain the results of research analysis in business terms
Means of Assessment
|Assignments and Project||35-45%|
|Term Project and Presentation||20-30%|
STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE ALL COMPONENTS OF THE COURSE TO OBTAIN CREDIT FOR THE COURSE.
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.