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ASSESSMENT 2
BUS707 – Applied Business Research T2 2019
ASSESSMENT 2: Research Plan, short response – 15%
The purpose of this assessment is designed to allow students to develop the expertise necessary to formulate practical and usable research questions to resolve business problems and add to business knowledge. This assessment relates to Learning Outcome a, c and d
This research plan will set a basis for Research Proposal in Assessment 4. Following consultation with the lecturer or tutor, you should identify problem which may answered by research (you will be guided towards a suitable research problem/question in tutorial during week 2 to week 5 (inclusive).
Given the importance of relevance to Accounting in BUS707, please note that the research topics must be accounting-based topics. Some of the initial suggestions for the topics are:
• Analysis of significant project in the students’ work experiences, such as:
? Accounting standards
? Accounting regulation in Australia
? Accounting and/or Auditing ethics
? Use of financial rations in corporate accounting
? Multidimensional performance assessment, for example, using the balanced scorecard to evaluate performance on financial and non-financial bases
• The effect of accounting information and auditing on the design of organisation, and on the ensuing behaviour of individuals and groups.
• Accountants and/or auditors’ responsibilities and contributions toward corporate governance
• Application of accounting and economic research to a specific business problem i.e sustainability initiative
• Forensic Accounting
• Technology implementation in accounting and finance
• Innovation in accounting and its impact to business
• Impact of organisational culture on the procedure and technique of accounting
• Research based on cases reported by the courts, ASIC, APRA, ASC
Note:
? Topics may also be identified from the suggestion for further research from articles published in relevant journal articles
? The list of topics above are only initial suggestions and will be refined and expanded in discussion with tutors/research supervisors.
The research plan should be presented in the following structure (template is provided) :
- Research Topic and Title
- Background of the research
- Research Questions and Research Objectives
- Keywords used in literature review
- Publication details of four main articles (Peer-reviewed journal articles from 2o1o onward)
- Ethical Consideration
Submission Details
- Individual Assessment
- Word limit: 1000 words (±10%) (excluding reference list)
- You need to state the word count of the assessment on the cover page.
- The response should be professionally in Arial 10pt or Times New Roman 12pt, single space. Harvard (Anglia) style referencing.
- Submission deadline Week 5 – Sunday by 11.59pm
- Softcopy to be uploaded Turnitin via Moodle links
- Late penalties and extensions:
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- Applying for extension:
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Marks out of 20 will be awarded based on how well the following criteria is addressed:
Criteria % Marks
Research background: provide an understanding of the background of the research in respect to significance and clarity 30%
Research Question and Research Objectives: identify research questions and research objectives relevance to the problem identify in research background. 30%
Theoretical Foundation: present a foundation of literature review by demonstrating adequate keywords and identifying 4 (four) highly relevant sources. 20%
Ethical Consideration: clearly identify any possible ethical consideration 10%
References and referencing skills: Present the research plan in a professional manner with correct referencing 10%
Marking Rubric BUS707 Applied Business Research
Assessment 2: Research Plan – 15%
Criteria
Fail
(0 – 49%)
Pass (50 – 64%)
Credit (65 – 74%)
Distinction (75 – 84%)
High Distinction (85 – 100%)
Research Background
(30 marks)
Research background is highly unclear and irrelevant with the title of the research.
Research background is unclear, however, it is relevant with the title of the research, however, no theoretical and empirical justification are provided.
Research background is clear, and it is relevant with the title of the research, however, it is lack of theoretical and empirical justification.
Research background is very clear and relevant with the title of the research. It is also supported by relevant
Theoretical and empirical justification.
Research background is very clear and suitable with faultless and integrated explanation of relevance to the title of the research. It is also supported by strong
theoretical and empirical justification.
Research Question and Research Objectives
(30 marks)
Research questions and research objectives are incomplete or insufficiently presented or inappropriate for the topic or vague and too many to cover within the research time constrain.
Research questions and research objectives are complete or sufficiently presented and appropriate for the topic, however, there are too many questions to cover within the research time constrain.
Research questions and research objectives are effectively presented, most the questions are relevant with the topic however, the number of the questions are too many within the research time constrain
Research questions and research objectives are effectively presented. Most of the questions are relevant with the topic and the number of the questions are reasonable within the research time constrain
Research questions and research objectives are effectively presented. All of the questions are relevant with the topic and the number of the questions are suitable within the research time constrain
Theoretical Foundation
(20 marks)
The theoretical foundation is not well developed with respect to the effectiveness of the keywords and the quality and relevancy of the four main articles
The theoretical foundation is somewhat developed with respect to the effectiveness of the keywords and the quality and relevancy of the four main articles
The theoretical foundation is well developed with respect to the effectiveness of the keywords and the quality and relevancy of the four main articles
The theoretical foundation is very well developed with respect to the effectiveness of the keywords and the quality and relevancy of the four main articles
The theoretical foundation is expertly developed with respect to the effectiveness of the keywords and the quality and relevancy of the four main articles

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 plan has less than four references and they do not meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peer-reviewed articles) and has no in-text citations
The plan has four references but some of them do not meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peer-reviewed articles) and has less than four in-text citation

The plan has four references and most them meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peer-reviewed articles), however, less than four in-text citation are used.

The plan has four references and most them meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peer-reviewed articles), and four in-text citation are used.

The plan has four references and all of them meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peer-reviewed articles), and four in-text citation are used.
Total marks out of 100
Total Assessment marks :
/15
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