Research Paper 2 (25%)
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Students form into groups and nominate their broad research topic. Research on the broad topic is a group activity and each student must contribute to that work. Each student in the group will then research, in depth,an individual component drawn from the broad research topic.
The live presentation (worth 10%) must be organised as a business presentation. Strict adherence to the ten minute limit is expected so the time should be carefully allocated to allow for a very short introduction on the
broad topic followed by a few minutes allocated to each student to present their individual component.
The presentation is primarily assessed on presentation technique. Your tutor will make suggestions on how the
academic content can be improved and that will only be assessed on the written report due in the final week of the semester. Students can therefore choose to present at any time in the semester and it is suggested that
you make the decision to present earlier rather than later when there will be many assignments falling due.
The final report on your topic will be written up as a seminar report (worth 20%) and submitted to your lecturer by the end of the semester. You may incorporate ideas generated in the live presentation.
That written report should begin with the broad research topic which is followed by each individual component identified by the individual student who prepared it.
Organisation of the research report
– key ingredient to writing a successful report involves the planning or organising stage. Organising can help you to sort out your ideas and to present your report in the order that communicates best to your readers. Your essay is to be structured and written as a business report
It, therefore, must begin with a Management Summary within which you state in stark form (i.e. unsupported
by argument) what you are asserting in this report and you must do that in less than two pages.
As already stated above, you begin the main body of the report with some general background on the broad research topic.
This introduction should end with a brief paragraph outlining the plan of the rest of the essay
What follows is the specific issues of each individual component which were considered.
As for any good business report these components should be structured into sections and sub
sections and the heading for
these should be in the Table of Contents. In
these individual components the in -depth discussion of the relevant issues is elaborated
based on the existing literature and/or data. You must provide
text references to your sources.
The last section of the report contains a brief summary followed by a complete list of references
that are cited in the text of the essay. Follow a standard referencing method consistently.
Suggested limits are as follows:
Summary: ideally one page but no more than two.
Sections 1: Introduction 400
HI 6005: Management and Organisations in a Global Environment
Section 2: Main body of the essay consisting of each of the individual components limit each
component to approximately
1,000 words each,
Sections 3: Conclusions 100
Summary and Complete List of References