ITECH7406- Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
Team assignment – SEM2, 2017
TEAM ASSIGNMENT CONSISTS OF REPORT AND PRESENTATION
Weighting: 25% (15% for the report and 10% for the presentation)
There are new and exciting developments that are taking place in the Business Intelligence literature that is constantly shaping the use and implementation of Business Intelligence and Data warehousing tools and applications in organizations. The primary objective of this research project is to provide a forum for students to investigate the practice, approaches and understanding of business intelligence as it is being applied in the real world to realize organizational objectives. Some of the potential research questions are:
1. How data analytics use can provide business value to organisations?
2. How cultural and organisational issues impact the data analytics?
3. What is the impact of data analytics in novel and interesting domains such sports, healthcare and cybersecurity? (Students are expected to choose only one domain)
Students are expected to choose one of the 3 research questions. There are two deliverables to this project.
1. First is the Proposal of the chosen research question. You are expected to deliver a shoer 5-minute presentation in class for feedback and approval by lecturer/tutor in week 7 during the lab time.
2. Final deliverable consists of a group presentation (10 %) in week 10 and a brief report (15%) in week 11. Presentation of your findings in this project would be of about 20-minute duration.
Report Submission: Hard-copy to tutors/lecturers assignment box in week 11. Double-sided printing for the hard-copy is encouraged in order to save paper. Declaration should be done to declare how much (percentage) each of the team has contributed to the report.
You will also submit a 9-10 pages report (about 3000 words not counting cover page and references) of this project. must also comment on the social, ethical, global, and legal considerations of this research topic, both from the organizational as well as consumer perspective.
At least 15 references in your report must be from peer-reviewed sources. Include any and all sources of information including any person(s) you interviewed for this project.
Please note that all references must adhere to APA style. See http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01 and http://www.apastyle.org/ for details on how to format a report and how to cite references.
Marks would depend on following factors:
1. Depth of research to illustrate the BI application chosen
2. Quality of reference provided
3. Quality of overall team presentation
4. Quality of report writing.
Make sure your follow formal report structure with cover page, introduction, use of headings, subheadings, conclusion sand reference section.
You are reminded to read the “Plagiarism” section of the course description. Your essay should be a synthesis of ideas from a variety of sources expressed in your own words.
All reports must use the APA referencing style.
University Referencing/Citation Style Guide:
The University has published a style guide to help students correctly reference and cite information they use in assignments (American Psychological Association (APA) citation style,
http://www.ballarat.edu.au/aasp/student/learning_support/generalguide/print/ch06s04.shtml or Australian citation style
Reports are to be presented in hard copy in size 12 Arial Font and double spaced. Your report should include a list of references used in the essay and a bibliography of the wider reading you have done to familiarize yourself on the topic.
A passing grade will be awarded to assignments adequately addressing all assessment criteria. Higher grades require better quality and more effort. For example, a minimum is set on the wider reading required. A student reading vastly more than this minimum will be better prepared to discuss the issues in depth and consequently their report is likely to be of a higher quality. So before submitting, please read through the assessment criteria very carefully.
Weighting: 15% for Report
Score Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory (0)
/2 marks Information is well organized, well written, and proper grammar and punctuation are used throughout. Correct layout used. Information is organized, well written, with proper grammar and punctuation. Correct layout used. Information is somewhat organized, proper grammar and punctuation mostly used. Correct layout used.
Information is somewhat organized, but proper grammar and punctuation not always used. Some elements of layout incorrect.
/2 marks Structure guidelines enhanced Structure guidelines followed exactly Structure guidelines mostly followed. Some elements of structure omitted
/2 marks Introduces the topic of the report in an extremely engaging manner which arouses the reader's interest. Gives a detailed general background and indicates the overall -plan- of the paper. Introduces the topic of the report in an engaging manner which arouses the reader's interest.
Gives some general background and indicates the overall -plan- of the paper. Satisfactorily introduces the topic of the report.
Gives a general background.
Indicates the overall -plan- of the paper. Introduces the topic of the report, but omits a general background of the topic and/or the overall -plan- of the paper.
Discussion of topics
/8 marks All topics discussed in depth. Displays deep analysis of issues with no irrelevant info. Consistently detailed discussion. Displays sound understanding with some analysis of issues and no irrelevant information Most topics are adequately discussed.
Displays some understanding and analysis of issues. Inadequate discussion of issues Little/no demonstrated understanding or analysis of most issues and/or some irrelevant information.
/2 marks An interesting, well written summary of the main points.
An excellent final comment on the subject, based on the information provided. A good summary of the main points.
A good final comment on the subject, based on the information provided. Satisfactory summary of the main points.
A final comment on the subject, but introduced new material. Poor/no summary of the main points.
A poor final comment on the subject and/or new material introduced.
/4 marks Correct referencing (APA). All quoted material in quotes and acknowledged. All paraphrased material acknowledged. Correctly set out reference list. Mostly correct referencing (APA). All quoted material in quotes &acknowledged. All paraphrased material acknowledged.
Mostly correct setting out reference list. Mostly correct referencing (APA ) Some problems with quoted material and paraphrased material
Some problems with the reference list. Not all material correctly acknowledged.
Some problems with the reference list.
Weighting: 10% for Presentation
Students are expected to create and present a 10-15 minute overview of the findings from their Team Report.
Presentation Style eg clarity, engagement
Team participation /1
Timing (10-15 minutes)
Team assignment Total = SubTotal-1 + SubTotal-2.