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ASSESSMENT BRIEF
COURSE: Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Accounting
Unit Code: OGBH 201
Unit Title: Organisational Behaviour
Type of Assessment: Project 01 – Annotated Bibliography
Length/Duration: 1500 words
Unit Learning Outcomes addressed: 1.Interpret and describe the contemporary theoretical frameworks and concepts of organisational behaviour;
2.Analyse and outline different types of human behaviour in the workplace; 3.Assess how an evidence-based approach can be applied to interpret management and organisational behaviour;
6. Hypothesise organisational problems and develop strategies to resolve them.
Submission Date: Week 7
Assessment Task: Select 5 academic journal articles in EBSCO on a specific organisation behaviour topic area and prepare an annotated bibliography with the chosen journal articles. Individual written annotated bibliography of 1500 words
Total Mark: 50
Weighting: 40%
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calculated by deduction from the total mark.
Task marked out of 40 will incur a 2 mark penalty for each calendar day.
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ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION:
Annotated Bibliography – 5 citations
An annotated bibliography is a list of citations of academic articles. Each citation is followed by a brief paragraph describing your understanding and evaluation of the article.
In order to do the annotated bibliography, individual students must choose one of the topics below relating to Organisational Behaviour. Then you are required to read 5 peer reviewed journal articles and summarise your understanding of each article. Students are required to search and select the journal articles in EBSCO or other tertiary sources. The annotated bibliography should be about 1000 words. The full reference of each article should be formatted using the Harvard Australian style of referencing.
The 12 topics to choose from as follows:
1) Change Management
2) Team and Teamwork
3) Conflict in organisations
4) Power and politics
5) Organisational structure
6) Organisational culture
7) Personalities in organisation
8) Measurement of attitudes and perception in organisations
9) Diversity at Workplace
10) Motivation and its theories
11) Decision making mechanism in organisation
12) Communication in workplace.
Only 1 topic is to be selected for the annotated bibliography assignment. Students whose annotated bibliography’s assignment contain two or more topics will be penalised for not adhering to the instruction.
Each annotation should be concise - you are writing a summary, not an essay. Annotations should be around one paragraph. Write in full sentences using academic vocabulary. Issues that may be mentioned include: the credentials of the authors; the content and scope of the reference; and the main argument and conclusions.
ASSESSMENT SUBMISSION:
The Annotated Bibliography is due in Week 6.
The assignment must be submitted online in Moodle. All materials must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format. Other formats (e.g., pdf or mac file) may not be readable by markers.
The annotated bibliography must be submitted online in Moodle. All materials MUST be submitted electronically in MS Word. No paper based or hardcopy submission will be accepted.
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MARKING GUIDE (RUBRIC):
Ten (10) marks will be allocated to each citation:
1 marks for the correct formatting of the citation of the source using the Harvard Australian style. 1.5 marks for the relevance and quality of the source to the chosen topic.
7.5 marks for the evaluative paragraph about the source.
The evaluative paragraph should address the following issues:
a. Brief summary of the content of the source.
b. Inclusion of the author’s background (‘evaluates’ their credentials).
c. Explanation of how the research was conducted and its scope.
d. Comment on the validity of the research and/or limitations.
e. Summary of the key themes, arguments and conclusions (or potential for future research in the area).
f. Evaluation of the usefulness of the source to others.
Our Academic Learning Support (ALS) team would be happy to help you with understanding the task and all other assessment-related matters. For assistance and to book one-on-one meeting please email one of our ALS coordinators (Sydney alssyd@kent.edu.au; Melbourne alsmelb@kent.edu.au ). For online help and support please click the following link and navigate Academic Learning Support in Moodle. http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5
GENERAL NOTES FOR ASSESSMENT TASKS
Content for Assessment Task papers should incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion.
Appropriate academic writing and referencing are inevitable academic skills that you must develop and demonstrate in work being presented for assessment. The content of high quality work presented by a student must be fully referenced within-text citations and a Reference List at the end. Kent strongly recommends you refer to the Academic Learning Support Workshop materials available on the Kent Learning Management System
(Moodle). For details please click the link
http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/mod/folder/view.php?id=3606and download the file titled “Harvard Referencing Workbook”. This Moodle Site is the location for Workbooks and information that are presented to Kent Students in the ALS Workshops conducted at the beginning of each Trimester.
Kent recommends a minimum of FIVE (5)references in work being presented for assessment. Unless otherwise specifically instructed by your Lecturer or as detailed in the Unit Outline for the specific Assessment Task, any paper with less than five (5) references may be deemed not meeting a satisfactory standard and possibly be failed.
Content in Assessment tasks that includes sources that are not properly referenced according to the “Harvard Referencing Workbook” will be penalised.
Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count if this is specifically stated for the Assessment Task in the Unit Outline. As a general rule there is an allowable discretionary variance to the word count in that it is generally accepted that a student may go over or under by 10% than the stated length.
GENERAL NOTES FOR REFERENCING
References are assessed for their quality. Students should draw on quality academic sources, such as books, chapters from edited books, journals etc. The textbook for the Unit of study can be used as a reference, but not the Lecturer Notes. The Assessor will want to see evidence that a student is capable of conducting their own research. Also, in order to help Assessors determine a student’s understanding of the work they cite, all in-text
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references (not just direct quotes) must include the specific page number(s) if shown in the original. Before preparing your Assessment Task or own contribution, please review this ‘YouTube’ video (Avoiding Plagiarism through Referencing) by clicking on the following link:link:http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/mod/folder/view.php?id=3606
A search for peer-reviewed journal articles may also assist students. These type of journal articles can be located in the online journal databases and can be accessed from the Kent Library homepage. Wikipedia, online dictionaries and online encyclopaedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic, but should not be over-used – these should constitute no more than 10% of your total list of references/sources. Additional information and literature can be used where these are produced by legitimate sources, such as government departments, research institutes such as the National Health and Medical Research Council(NHMRC), or international organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). Legitimate organisations and government departments produce peer reviewed reports and articles and are therefore very useful and mostly very current. The content of the following link explains why it is not acceptable to use non-peer reviewed websites (Why can't I just Google?): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N39mnu1Pkgw
(Thank you to La Trobe University for access to this video).
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