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Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T3 2019
Unit Code HI6008
Unit Title Business Research
Assessment Type SUPPLEMENTARY
Assessment Title Mini-literature review and research design proposal
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) The purpose of this assessment is to ensure a student who requires and qualifies for an approved SUPPLEMENTARY ASSESSMENT is able to document a mini-literature review and research design.
Matches to Unit Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
Weight 100%
Total Marks Note: The SUPPLEMENTARY ASSESSMENT result will be either 50P (a passing grade) or NN (a failing grade).
Word limit At least 1500 words
Due Date within 10 days of final results being released to students. Note that this deadline cannot be extended for any reason.
Submission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Blackboard by 12 midnight on the due date, along with a completed Assignment Cover Page. [No cover page -20%]
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings, paragraphing, and page numbers.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list, all using Harvard referencing style.
HI6008 BUSINESS RESEARCH PROJECT – ASSIGNMENT 4 – REFLECTIVE JOURNAL
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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 research project mini-literature review and research design proposal.
It is explicitly designed as a SUPPLEMENTARY ASSESSMENT for any student whose final mark was between 46 and 49 or a student who otherwise qualifies for a Supplementary Assessment and is duly notified thereof.
Task
Your task is to prepare a report of 1500 words based on the following scenario:
Your CEO has requested you to ascertain whether or not she/he should expand the company by opening a new branch in another Australian capitol city. You are required to:
a. State which city you are currently in, i.e. which Holmes campus you are studying at.
b. Choose and state the other city that you will consider expanding to (with valid reasons).
c. Choose an industry in which your business operates (and explain whether retail, manufacturing, or services)
d. Explain some basic facts about the company and its brand positioning (this could be an existing brand or a hypothetical one)
e. Research relevant secondary data that will be useful in informing the decision (at least 6 references, of which at least 3 must be academic journal articles. [In your reference list, ensure that you provide the details of each reference in Harvard style, plus the URL of anything you accessed online, and the date on which you accessed it)
f. Decide what primary data will be needed and state how you would go about collecting it (also append your questionnaire)
g. Explain how the data will be analysed and interpreted (i.e. if qualitative, what themes you expect to find; if quantitative, what statistical models do you intend to apply)
Assignment Structure should be as the following:
1. Official Holmes Cover Page
2. Introduction (a to d above) [approx. 300 words]
3. Existing current and relevant research on this issue (literature review / secondary data ; e above [approx. 750 words]
4. Research design required (what primary data is needed; how will it be collected, analysed, interpreted, f and g above) [approx. 450 words; add your proposed questionnaire as an appendix]
5. List of references [not part of the word count] 6. Appendix
HI6008 Business Research SUPPLEMENTARY ASSESSMENT
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HI6008 SUPPLEMENTARY ASSESSMENT - Marking Rubric
Section
PASS* FAIL
Official Holmes Cover Sheet
Must be attached as front page of word document
Introduction
(approx. 300 words)
Mini-Literature Review
(approx. 750 words)
Research Design / Methodology
(approx. 450 words)
List of References in correct format with all detail
(and URL where needed)
Appendix
(Questionnaire / Research
Instrument)
*All sections must earn a PASS in order to complete the unit.
Note: Inclusion of any work that is not entirely your own without accurately referencing the source constitutes plagiarism and will result in a FAIL and a recording of Academic Misconduct.
HI6008 Business Research SUPPLEMENTARY ASSESSMENT

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