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Research Methods in Finance (FNCE40004)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeFNCE40004
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This course provides students with an understanding of issues involved in the design and conduct of empirical research in finance (including the application of statistical and econometric techniques) by examination of recent seminal published work in selected areas of the finance discipline. In doing so, it aims to help students develop a critical perspective on the development of the academic finance discipline and its contribution to the practice of finance.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Discuss how research questions are created and developed into researchable and testable models.
  • Appreciate the range of alternative empirical methods in finance.
  • Develop an ability to critically analyse the research of others in finance.
  • Provide the opportunity to develop a research proposal in finance.

Generic skills

  • High level of development: problem solving; statistical reasoning; application of theory to practice; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information; use of computer software.

  • Moderate level of development: written communication; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; accessing data and other information from a range of sources.

  • Some level of development: oral communication; collaborative learning; team work.

Last updated: 11 January 2018