Individual Report

Assessment 4 – Ethics Approval Form.docx

Application for Ethics Approval
Student Details
Name :
Student Number :
Email :
Subject (Code/Name) :
Supervisor Details
Name :
Email :
Proposed Research Details :
Topic:
Summary of the proposed research project, including brief description of methodology (bullet points where applicable)
Ethics Checlist (Participants)
How do you propose to select your participants ?
Will your research involve adults who might be identified by you or anyone else reading the research ? (Yes/No). If yes, how will you obtain their consent ?
Does your research involve children under eighteen years old ? (Yes/No)
Ethics Checlist (Participants)
Will your research take place in an institution ? (Yes/No)
Are in a position of power over participants ? (Yes/No), if yes, describe any ethical implication an dhow you deal with them
Describe any risk or harm to participants which might be associated with yoru research and how would you propose to minimese these risks
Privacy and Confidentiality
How will you protect the confidentiality and privacy of your participants ?
Will it be possible to identify participants from published data ? (Yes/No), if yes, is there any ethical issue which may arise from such identification.
Data Collection and Storage
Who will have access to the data ?
How will you store the data in order to ensure its security

Note : Ethics Approval Form is not counted toward the word count of the assessment, only fill in this form if applicable. Include this form as appendices.

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Application for Ethics Approval

Student Details

Name

:

Student Number

:

Email

:

Subject (Code/Name)

:

Supervisor Details

Name

:

Email

:

Proposed Research Details :

Topic:

Summary of the proposed research

project, including brief description of methodology

(bullet points where applicable)

Ethics Checlist (Participants)

How do you propose to select your participants ?

Will your research involve adults who might be identified by you or

anyone else reading the

research ? (Yes/No). If yes, how will you obtain their consent ?

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Application for Ethics Approval

Student Details

Name :

Student Number :

Email :

Subject (Code/Name) :

Supervisor Details

Name :

Email :

Proposed Research Details :

Topic:

Summary of the proposed research project, including brief description of methodology

(bullet points where applicable)

Ethics Checlist (Participants)

How do you propose to select your participants ?

Will your research involve adults who might be identified by you or anyone else reading the

research ? (Yes/No). If yes, how will you obtain their consent ?

Assessment 4 – INFORMATION.docx

ASSESSMENT 4

BUS707 – Applied Business Research

ASSESSMENT 4: Research Proposal – 50%

This assessment is designed to allow students to present and justify appropriate method(s) for a research project designed to address the research question posed. This assessment relates to Learning Outcomes a, b and d.

There are two components of the assessment:

· Written proposal: 40%

· Oral presentation: 10%

Based on the Research Question developed in Assessment 2, students should develop a research design aimed at providing insights and/or answers to the question. Students should make any recommended adjustments to the content of Assessment 2, based on feedback provided, prior to including it in Assessment 4.

This assessment requires students to choose and justify the most appropriate research design, clearly explaining WHY the chosen design will best answer the research question and is most appropriate in the specific circumstances. Students should clearly justify their recommended research and analysis methods.

Note: Other than in exceptional circumstances, Assessment 4 of this subject is intended to form the basis of the student’s Research Project in BUS710 Research Project, following appropriate adjustments recommended in feedback

Written Proposal : the proposal will contain the following information :

· Title page : including research title and student’s details

· Abtract : A brief summary of key information about the research (the research questions, the theory used and methodology plan).

· Research Background (revision version of Assessment 2)

· Research Questions and Research objectives (revision version of Assesment 2)

· Literature review minimum 20 peer-reviewd articles (including the four main articles used in Assessment 3)

· Research Design : describe type of research, research approach, type of data, data collection methods, data analysis methods and sampling plan.

· Ethical Consideration : address the five ethical consideration of human research

Marks out of 40 will be awarded based on how well the following criteria is addressed:

Criteria % Marks
Research Background, Research Questions and Research Objectives: adjustment to Assessment 2 and Assessment 3 elements based on feedback provided 10%
Addresses each of the elements of the proposal (refer to the proposal structure) 10%
Literature review: critically review the theoretical foundation of the research. 30%
Research Design: discuss and justify the choice of research methodology 30%
Ethical Consideration: discuss five ethical research principles 10%
References and referencing skills: Present the research plan in a professional manner with correct referencing 10%

Oral Presentation:

Students are to present their proposal to the class as if the audiences had the authority to grant approval for the research to ‘go ahead’. Oral presentation should be 5 minutes and supported using appropriate visual aid (template is provided, downloadable from Moodle). Presentation is scheduled at Week 11 and Week 12

The presentation should contain the following information:

· Reseach title

· Research Questions and Objectives

· Research Design

· Ethical consideration

Marks out of 10 will be awarded based on how well the following criteria is addressed:

Criteria % Marks
Presentation structure: good organisation of the presented information 20%
Accuracy of the information presented (should align with the information in the written report) 30%
Communication and Presentation skills 20%
Visual aids and presentation slides : use appropriate visual aids or other supporting tools 20%
Presentation duration: present all the required information within the prescribed time frame. 10%

Presentation Details

· Individual Assessment

· Oral Presentations should be 5 minutes

· The slides should be be supported using appropriate visual, Presentation power point template is provided (downloadable from Moddle) .

· Students should not just read their proposal – students reading rather than presenting will find it difficult to pass this part of the assessment.

· Presentation schedule Week 11 and Week 12.

· Late penalties and extensions:

An important part of business life and key to achieving KOI’s graduate outcome of Professional Skills is the ability to manage workloads and meet deadlines. Consequently, any assessment items such as in- class quizzes and assignments missed or submitted after the due date/time will attract a penalty. However, for in-class assessment, no extensions permitted or granted – a make-up test may only be permitted under very special circumstances where acceptable supporting evidence is provided. Presentation is considered as in-class assessment, therefore no extensions permitted or granted – no presentation = 0 marks. The rules for make-up presentations are the same as for missing in-class tests

· Applying for extension:

For in-class assessment, a make-up presentation may only be permitted under very special circumstances where acceptable supporting evidence is provided. If students are unable to attend an assessment when due, and extensions are possible, they must apply by completing the appropriate Application for Extension form available from the Student Information Centre in Moodle, the KOI Website (Policies and Forms) and the Reception Desk (Market St and Kent St), as soon as possible but no later than three (3) working days of the assessment due date. The completed form must be emailed with supporting documentation to academic@koi.edu.au.Students and lecturers / tutors will be advised of the outcome of the extension request as soon as practicable Appropriate documentary evidence to support the request for an extension must be supplied. Please remember there is no guarantee of an extension being granted, and poor organisation is not a satisfactory reason to be granted an extension.

Guideline and Checklist for Final Proposal (A4)

1. Title Page

Choose an interesting title for the report, the title should indicate the nature of problem/research being investigated. If client organisation is used, the name of the organisation should be part of the title.

2. Abstract/Executive Summary

Executive summary should provide key information of your research, 1 page is preferable. Provide summary of:

· The introduction of the research

· The matter being investigated

· The research design and methodology

3. Research Background

This section should give convincing background about the research and why the topic is worth to research, by providing evidences to support your arguments. Key points to be included in this section are:

· Introduce the topic of the research

· Overview of client organisation (if any)

· What real problem does the research seek to resolve and why is it important to research this topic

· Outline the structure of this proposal.

4. Research Question and Research Objectives

This section should be straightforward, state the overall research problem and research objectives based on your brief research plan (A1), revised A1 if necessary.

5. Theoretical Background/Literature review

This section is expected to be the extended version of your A3 (structure literature review), therefore, you should not copy paste your A3 into this section, instead you need to use your A3 is a basis to do a comprehensive literature review. Around 10 extra literatures are required (on top of the four articles you used in your A3). Link your literature review back to your research problem.

6. Research Design and Methodology

This section should provide detail plan of research design and research methodology. It should consist information:

· Inform and justify the type of research (exploratory, descriptive or causal)

· Inform and justify the research approach (quantitative, qualitative or mixed approach)

· Describe the type of data will be used (primary or secondary data)

· Describe how data will be collected: interview, focus group or observation for qualitative research, and/or survey and experiment for quantitative research

· Describe and justify the sample: sampling frame, sampling methods and technique, sampling characteristics and size.

· Inform how the data will be analysed : theme-based analysis for qualitative research and statistical analysis for quantitative research, or a combination of both for mixed approach)

· Explain how the methodology plan address all ethical concern.

Please note: only provide an overview of YOUR research design and methodology, do not discuss theory on research methodology.

7. Reference List: Formatted using Harvard (Anglia) style.

8. Appendix: include proposed ethical approval form and informed consent form if relevant

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Application for Ethics Approval
Student Details
Name :
Student Number :
Email :
Subject (Code/Name) :
Supervisor Details
Name :
Email :
Proposed Research Details:
Topic:
Summary of the proposed research project, including brief description of methodology (bullet points where applicable)
Ethics Checlist (Participants)
How do you propose to select your participants?
Will your research involve adults who might be identified by you or anyone else reading the research? (Yes/No). If yes, how will you obtain their consent?
Does your research involve children under eighteen years old? (Yes/No)
Ethics Checlist (Participants)
Will your research take place in an institution? (Yes/No)
Are in a position of power over participants? (Yes/No), if yes, describe any ethical implication and how you deal with them
Describe any risk or harm to participants which might be associated with yoru research and how would you propose to minimise these risks
Privacy and Confidentiality
How will you protect the confidentiality and privacy of your participants?
Will it be possible to identify participants from published data? (Yes/No), if yes, is there any ethical issue which may arise from such identification.
Data Collection and Storage
Who will have access to the data?
How will you store the data in order to ensure its security

Note : Ethics Approval Form is not counted toward the word count of the assessment, only fill in this form if applicable. Include this form as appendices.

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Assessment 4 – Presentation Template.pptx

CRICOS 03171A

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Research Project title

Your name

Student Number

BUS707 Applied Business Research

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Research Problem & Research Objectives

State the overall research problem and research objectives based on your brief research plan (A1), revised A1 if necessary.

Research Problem:

________________________________

Research Objectives :

_______________________

_______________________

Present your aims or research questions in logical order

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CRICOS 03171A

Research Design & Methodology

Inform and justify the type of research (exploratory, descriptive or causal)

Inform and justify the research approach (quantitative, qualitative or mixed approach)

Describe the type of data will be used (primary or secondary data)

Describe how data will be collected: interview, focus group or observation for qualitative research, and/or survey and experiment for quantitative research

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CRICOS 03171A

Research Design & Methodology (cont)

Describe and justify the sample: sampling frame, sampling methods and technique, sampling characteristics and size.

Inform how the data will be analysed : theme-based analysis for qualitative research and statistical analysis for quantitative research, or a combination of both for mixed approach)

Explain how the methodology plan address all ethical concern.

Please note: only provide an overview of YOUR research design and methodology, do not discuss theory on research methodology.

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CRICOS 03171A

Ethical considerations

What impacts could this research have on the stakeholders involved in the process? (only if applicable, insert information from your ethics approval form)

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CRICOS 03171A

Reference List

Formatted using Harvard (Anglia) style

Minimum 14 references are expected (include the four articles you used in your A3)

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CRICOS 03171A

BUS707 Rubrics A4 (Report and Presentation).docx

Marking Rubric BUS707 Applied Business Research

Assessment 4A : Research Proposal , written proposal – 40%

Criteria Fail

(0 – 49%)

Pass (50 – 64%) Credit (65 – 74%) Distinction (75 – 84%) High Distinction (85 – 100%)
Research Background, Research Objectives and Research Questions (adjustment from A2 and A3)

(10 marks)

Background details are a random collection of information, largely unclear or not related to the topic.

Research questions an objectives are significantly incomplete or unclear. No adjustment based on A2 and A3 feedback

Background contains some irrelevant & unclear information. Research questions an objectives are linked and relevant with the topic. There is reasonable adjustment based on A2 and A3 feedback. Background is generally well-written & provides a reasonable context. Research Questions and research objectives are straightforward and satisfactorily linked, with an adequate adjustment based on A2 and A3 feedback Background is well-written & clearly provides the context. Research questions an research objectives are clear and convincing explanation of the linked between the two of them reasons, with a good adjustment based on A2 and A3 feedback Background is insightful, perceptive & illuminating.

Research questions and research objectives are excellently explained with a strong connection between them & written with very good insights. Excellent adjustment based on A2 and A3 feedback.

Proposal elements

(10 marks)

Not all the required elements of the proposal are addressed All of the required elements of the proposal are addressed, however, discussion is very theoretical and lack of empirical/practical discussion. All of the required elements of the proposal are addressed, theoretical and practical discussion is presented with limited details All of the required elements of the proposal are addressed, theoretical and practical discussion is presented with good details All of the required elements of the proposal are addressed, theoretical and practical discussion is presented with excellent details
Literature Review

(30 marks)

Literature section does not review the theory, it is only a list of summary from a number of differences references Literature section provide review of the literature, the variables discussed are clear however, it does not structure from general to specific. Literature section provide review of the literature, the variables discussed are clear however and it is structured from general to specific. However, the detail of discussion of each variable is limited. Literature section provide review of the literature, the variables discussed are clear and it is structured from general to specific. The detail of discussion of each variable is reasonable Literature section provide review of the literature, the variables discussed are clear and it is structured from general to specific with excellent and comprehensive detail of discussion.
Research Design

(30 marks)

There is no practical discussion on research design (type of research, research approach, type of data, data collection methods, data analysis methods and sampling plan) OR only theoretical description of each component in the research design. Research design are discussed in respect of : type of research, research approach, type of data, data collection methods, data analysis methods and sampling plan) however, the discussion are more of theoretical discussion of the tools, no practical discussion. Research design are practically discussed in respect of: type of research, research approach, type of data, data collection methods, data analysis methods and sampling plan), however, the choice of the methods are unsuitable for the research topic. Research design are practically discussed in respect of: type of research, research approach, type of data, data collection methods, data analysis methods and sampling plan), the choice of the methods are suitable, however, there is limited justification for the choice. Research design are practically discussed in respect of: type of research, research approach, type of data, data collection methods, data analysis methods and sampling plan), the choice of the methods are suitable and strongly justified.
Ethical Consideration

(10 marks)

There is no discussion on five ethical principle and/or demonstrate misunderstanding of the concept of ethics in human research. There is discussion on one to two ethical consideration and however, there is some misunderstanding of the concept of ethics in human research. There is discussion on three to four ethical consideration and demonstrate reasonable understanding of the concept of ethics in human research. There is discussion on five ethical consideration and demonstrate good understanding of the concept of ethics in human research. There is discussion on five ethical consideration and demonstrate excellent and comprehensive understanding of the concept of ethics in human research.
Reference and referencing skills

(10 marks)

The proposal has less than twenty references and they do not meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peer-reviewed articles) and has no in-text citations The proposal has 20 references but some of them do not meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peer-reviewed articles) and has less than 10 in-text citation The proposal has 20 references and most them meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peer-reviewed articles), however, only between 10 to 15 in-text citation are used. The proposal has 20 references and most them meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peer-reviewed articles), and between 15-20 in-text citation are used. The proposal has 20 references and all of them meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peer-reviewed articles), and 20 in-text citation are used.
Total marks out of 100
Total Assessment marks :

/40

Comment:

Marking Rubric BUS707 Applied Business Research

Assessment 4B : Research Proposal , oral presentation – 10%

Criteria Fail

(0 – 49%)

Pass (50 – 64%) Credit (65 – 74%) Distinction (75 – 84%) High Distinction (85 – 100%)
Presentation structure

(20 marks)

Not all the required elements are presented. The structure and sequence of information is hard to follow All required elements (research title, research questions and objectives, research design and ethical consideration) are presented, however, the sequence of the information is hard to follow All required elements (research title, research questions and objectives, research design and ethical consideration) are presented. The sequence of the information is easy to follow, however, limited details are provided. All required elements (research title, research questions and objectives, research design and ethical consideration) are presented. The sequence of the information is easy to follow, good details are provided. All required elements (research title, research questions and objectives, research design and ethical consideration) are presented. The sequence of the information is easy to follow, excellent details are provided.
Accuracy of the information presented

(30 marks)

The information provided in each required elements are inaccurate and do not align with the proposal. The information provided in each required elements are accurate , however, it does not align with the proposal. The information provided in each required elements are accurate and it is align with the proposal, however, limited details are provided The information provided in each required elements are accurate and it is align with the proposal, and good details are provided The information provided in each required elements are accurate and it is align with the proposal, and excellent details are provided
Communication and Presentation skills

(20 marks)

Inaudible and spoken too quickly or too slowly and many unnecessary pauses. Mostly audible and reasonably well-paced speech, some unnecessary pausing Consistently audible an clear voice, well-paced speech and some good use of pausing Interesting and effective delivery, well-paced and good use of voice (tone and diction) and pausing throughout An excellent delivery, well-paced and effective. Speaker is entertaining and stimulating, confident and in control.
Visual aids and presentation slides format

(20 marks)

No or lack of visual aids, presentation slides are poorly formatted. Basic use of visual aids, presentation slides are readable but need improvement. Mostly good use of visual aids, presentation slides are appropriately formatted. Very good use of visual aids, presentation slides are effectively formatted. Outstanding use of visual aids, presentation slides are professionally formatted.
Presentation duration

(10 marks)

Presentation is longer than 5 minutes and only able to present 2 out of 4 required information. Presentation is longer than 5 minutes and only able to present 3 out of the 4 required information Presentation is on time (5 minutes) and all the required information are presented with limited details. Presentation is on time (5 minutes) and all the required information are presented with reasonable details. Presentation is on time (5 minutes) and all the required information are presented with excellent details.
Total marks out of 100
Total Assessment marks :

/10

Comment:

Marking

Rubric

BUS707 Applied Business Research

Assessment

4A : Research Proposal , written proposal

40

%

Criteria

Fail

(0

49%)

Pass

(50

64%)

Credit

(65

74%)

Distinction

(75

84%)

High Distinction

(85

100%)

Research Background,

Research Objectives and

Research Questions

(adjustment from A2 and A3)

(10 marks)

Background details are

a random collection of

information, largely

unclear or not related

to the

topic

.

Research questions an

objectives

are

significantly

incomplete or unclear.

No adjustment based

on A2 and A3 feedback

Background contains

some irreleva

nt &

unclear information.

Research questions an

objectives

are

linked

and relevant with the

topic. There is

reasonable adjustment

based on A2 and A3

feedback

.

Background is

generally well

written &

provides a

reasonable

context.

Research

Questions and

research

objectives are

straightforward

and satisfactorily

linked

, with an

adequate

adjustment

based on A2 and

A3 feedback

Background is well

written & clearly

pr

ovides the context.

Research questions

an research objectives

are c

lear and

convincing

explanation

of the

linked between the

two of them

reasons,

with a

good

adjustment based on

A2 and A3 feedback

Background is insightful,

perceptive & illuminating.

Research questions and

research objectives

are

excellently explained with

a strong connection

between them

& written

with very good insights.

Excellent adjustment

based on A2 and A3

feedback.

Proposal elements

(10 marks

)

Not all the required

elements of the proposal

are addressed

All of the required

elements of the proposal

are addressed, however,

discussion is very

theoretical and lack of

empirical/practical

discussion

.

All of the required

elements of the

proposal are

addressed,

theoretical and

practical

discussion is

presented with

limited details

All of the required

elements of the

proposal are

addressed, theoretical

and practical

discussion is

presented with

good

details

All of the required

elements of the proposal

are addressed, theoretical

and practical discussion

is presented with

excellent

details

Marking Rubric BUS707 Applied Business Research

Assessment 4A : Research Proposal , written proposal –

40%

Criteria

Fail

(0 – 49%)

Pass

(50 – 64%)

Credit

(65 – 74%)

Distinction

(75 – 84%)

High Distinction (85

– 100%)

Research Background,

Research Objectives and

Research Questions

(adjustment from A2 and A3)

(10 marks)

Background details are

a random collection of

information, largely

unclear or not related

to the topic.

Research questions an

objectives are

significantly

incomplete or unclear.

No adjustment based

on A2 and A3 feedback

Background contains

some irrelevant &

unclear information.

Research questions an

objectives are linked

and relevant with the

topic. There is

reasonable adjustment

based on A2 and A3

feedback.

Background is

generally well-

written &

provides a

reasonable

context.

Research

Questions and

research

objectives are

straightforward

and satisfactorily

linked, with an

adequate

adjustment

based on A2 and

A3 feedback

Background is well-

written & clearly

provides the context.

Research questions

an research objectives

are clear and

convincing

explanation of the

linked between the

two of them reasons,

with a good

adjustment based on

A2 and A3 feedback

Background is insightful,

perceptive & illuminating.

Research questions and

research objectives are

excellently explained with

a strong connection

between them & written

with very good insights.

Excellent adjustment

based on A2 and A3

feedback.

Proposal elements

(10 marks)

Not all the required

elements of the proposal

are addressed

All of the required

elements of the proposal

are addressed, however,

discussion is very

theoretical and lack of

empirical/practical

discussion.

All of the required

elements of the

proposal are

addressed,

theoretical and

practical

discussion is

presented with

limited details

All of the required

elements of the

proposal are

addressed, theoretical

and practical

discussion is

presented with good

details

All of the required

elements of the proposal

are addressed, theoretical

and practical discussion

is presented with

excellent details