MGT598 Business Research - Assignment 1


In this Journal entry, you are asked to apply the simple research model set out in Module 1 to a research article. Please perform the following tasks for the identified research article (see below):

  1. Apply the simple research model to the research article listed below by answering the following four questions: i) where are we now? ii) where are we going? iii) how do we get there? iv) how do we know when we have finished?
  2. What challenges did you experience in undertaking this activity?

You will need to create a private journal entry using the journal tool available from the subject interact site. Your journal should be at least 800 words in length, but no more! You may use a table to summarise your answer; but it is also important that you provide a narrative discussion using sentences and paragraphs.

Smith, A. and Oczkowski, E. (2015) Modelling the reasons for the use of vocational training in Australian enterprises. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 53(5), 370-385.



Feedback on this assessment item will be provided by way of a reply to your journal posted by the lecturer. The mark for this journal activity will be available on Gradebook.


This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:

  • be able to identify a business research opportunity;
  • be able to explain and evaluate research processes within a specific context;

This assessment invites you to apply the research model that is introduced early in the subject to a piece of empirical research.The assessment will help you to evaluate your understanding of some of the foundational constructs in the subject.

Apply the simple research model to the following article:

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