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Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T1 2019
Unit Code HI6008
Unit Title Business Research Project
Assessment Type 4. Reflective Journal (Individual)
Assessment Title Reflective Journal
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) The purpose of this assessment is to ensure each student is able to document a critical reflection of their personal learning process, as experienced during this unit.
Matches to Unit Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
Weight 20 % of the total assessments
Total Marks 20
Word limit At least 1000 words
Due Date Week 12
Submission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, single spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.
HI6008 BUSINESS RESEARCH PROJECT – ASSIGNMENT 4 – REFLECTIVE JOURNAL
Assignment 4 Specifications Purpose:
This unit aims to give you an opportunity to combine many facets of your acquired MBA skills into the production of a high-quality research project.
Assignment 4 - the Individual Reflective Journal - is to ensure each student is able to contribute to document a critical reflection of their personal learning process, as experienced during this unit. It will be best to build your journal progressively, by making notes each week, starting at week 1 and going through to week 12. Your notes will serve as a reminder of what you learnt and how you experienced the learning process.
A significant aspect of the learning journal will be your reflections on how well your team co-operated in the various phases of the Business research Project, i.e. Topic Approval, Literature Review, Methodology sections, Project Report.
Assignment Structure should be as the following:
1. Topic identification, problem definition, research question, writing of topic approval submission
2. The literature review – search process, summarising relevant articles, designing the outline of the literature review, writing up the literature review
3. Research methodology – discussions about methods, sampling, questionnaire, data analysis and interpretation
4. Distilling the findings from the data
5. Writing up the Project Report
6. Reflecting on the research experience, insights gained, teamwork
Marking criteria
Marking criteria Weighting
Reflections about each of the following:
Topic identification, problem definition, research question, writing of topic approval submission 3
The literature review – search process, summarising relevant articles, designing the outline of the literature review, writing up the literature review 3
Research methodology – discussions about methods, sampling, questionnaire, data analysis and interpretation 3
Distilling the findings from the data 3
Writing up the Project Report 3
Reflecting on the research experience, insights gained, teamwork 5
TOTAL Weight 20%
Assessment Feedback to the Student:
Note: Individuals within a group may earn different marks due to discrepancies in their actual work submitted relative to the Team Charter originally agreed.
HI6008 Assignment 4 – Individual Reflective Journal - Marking Rubric
Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
Reflections about: topic identification, problem definition, research question, writing of topic approval submission Deep, insightful, well-stated, comprehensive capturing of essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Very good attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Good attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Satisfactory attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Insufficiently reflective or poorly communicated
Reflections about: literature review – search process, summarising
relevant articles, designing the outline of the literature review, writing up the literature review Deep, insightful, well-stated, comprehensive capturing of essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Very good attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Good
attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Satisfactory attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Insufficiently reflective or poorly communicated
Reflections about: methodology – discussions about methods, sampling, questionnaire, data analysis and interpretation Deep, insightful, well-stated, comprehensive capturing of essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Very good attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Good
attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Satisfactory attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Insufficiently reflective or poorly communicated
Reflections about: Distilling the findings from the data Deep, insightful, well-stated, comprehensive capturing of essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Very good attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Good
attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Satisfactory attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Insufficiently reflective or
poorly communicated
Reflections about: Writing up the Project Report Deep, insightful, well-stated, comprehensive capturing of essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Very good attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Good
attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Satisfactory attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Insufficiently reflective or
poorly communicated
Reflections about: the research experience, insights gained, teamwork Deep, insightful, well-stated, comprehensive capturing of essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Very good attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Good
attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Satisfactory attempt at capturing essential learnings, feelings and future opportunities Insufficiently reflective or poorly communicated
Total Marks (20)
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