This subject provides a rigorous review and critical analysis of the theory and methodology underlying economics-based empirical research in financial accounting.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Evaluate critically the theoretical frameworks used in empirical financial accounting research;
Recognise and understand key research design features of current empirical financial accounting research; and
Critically assess research design choices in the context of specific research questions in financial accounting.
High level of development: oral communication; written communication; statistical reasoning; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; evaluation of data and other information; receptiveness to alternative ideas.
High level of development: collaborative learning; problem solving; team work; accessing data and other information from a range of sources.
High level of development: synthesis of data and other information; use of computer software.