and diesel. Instead of the environmental benefits offered with

A. Field of Research The field of research that is chosen is Biofuel Industry. Biodiesel production is potential market for fuel in the energy industry since there are price hike for conventional sources of energy such as petroleum and diesel. Instead of the environmental benefits offered with biodiesel, there are certain issues with the amount of biodiesel production not matching the demand of consumers. The biodiesel market is ever growing market however, due to cost versus the performance data is not mapped such that the biodiesel may be utilized in the global market for running the present vehicles. The field of researched topic was related to my profession which came across in my bachelors in major of mechanical engineering. I experienced and received lecture sessions on topic “performance and emossio characteristics of biodiesel fuel in CI engine” in my 3rd year from the subject “production Technology”. B. Source of secondary data Babazadeh, R. (2017). Optimal design and planning of biodiesel supply chain considering non-edible feedstock. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 75, 1089-1100. http://www.industry.gov.au/Office-of-the-Chief-Economist/Publications/Documents/aes/2015-australian-energy-statistics-guide.pdf the data will be used for obtaining information about processes, labor, and various production quantities. https://store.frost.com/strategic-analysis-of-the-australian-biodiesel-industry.html the source is used to obtain data related to the business strategies and different cost analysis http://www.apri.com.au/1C-101_Glycerine_report.pdf The parameters related to cost benefit from the by-products and different production quantities will be obtained from the above source. The data will be used to analyze the performance and emission data from various other sources as well and comparison will be made with standards. The cost benefit according to considering optimal supply chain will be made for the effective cost analysis. C. Research Question Evaluating the optimal supply chain design in order to obtain economic benefit from biodiesel. The variables that will be identified includes the inputs such as labor, processes, alcohol quantity and output such as glycerin, biodiesel etc. The performance and emission characteristics will also be included to perform the cost comparison for the biodiesel. The performance of the biofuel, production rate and feedstock availability will be discussed in order to evaluate the benefits related to cost. D. Search terms The data is collected by using search terms as “biodiesel market review” and “biodiesel cost analysis”. E. Sources The sources from Ahmad Mohammadshirazin2014 include variation in price for the production of biodiesel as well as gross biodiesel production value as $ 1.298 per liter. Reza Babazadeh 2016 gave the results showing that considering the biodiesel supply chain network design model under dynamic condition will avoid unnecessary establishing costs. The proposed model byReza Babazadeh et al 2017 reduces the total costs of biodiesel supply chain. The cost is reduced from feedstock supply centers to customer centers thereby reducing environmental impact. Babazadeh, R., Razmi, J., Pishvaee, M., & Rabbani, M. (2017). A sustainable second-generation biodiesel supply chain network design problem under risk. Omega, 66, 258-277. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.omega.2015.12.010 Mohammadshirazi, A., Akram, A., Rafiee, S., &BagheriKalhor, E. (2014). Energy and cost analyses of biodiesel production from waste cooking oil. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 33, 44-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.01.067 Babazadeh, R. (2017). Optimal design and planning of biodiesel supply chain considering non-edible feedstock. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 75, 1089-1100. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.11.088 Marks: A. Field of research. We are looking for something that is linked to your degree at CQU, but this is not. There are a lot of problems here caused by lack of attention to detail…. Please pay a lot of attention and you might survive. I fyou are going to use biofuel as a topic, you will need to work to link it to the business discipline…accounting? Management? Also you need to find some actual data, and you need to work out of that… We are also looking for a topic that is more than just applied. So an applied project would be looking at “sales of jewellery in Kuwait”, whereas what we would be looking for is something that tells us (and the world) something of GENERAL value. So, a project looking at the “impact of online marketing (e.g. Instagram) on the sale of luxury goods (e.g. jewellery) in the Middle East (e.g. Kuwait)” would be able to give us information that could apply beyond just Instagram, jewellery and Kuwait… There should be a solid thread, a solid connection, between your field your topic, your scholarly literature (with theory and other findings as a background) your secondary data, and then finally your research question and method of analysing it. These are all related to the data you are able to find, so It is in many ways best to find the data first (because it is not easy to find) and then fit the rest of it around that. All of these things should be ALIGNED nicely, that is, be related to or FIT WITH each other. The more closely aligned the better. If it reasonably well aligned, that’s also OK. B. Source of Secondary Data. I am not 100% certain that your data is really data or that you are going to use the material AS data…so please check following. To fully understand what I mean by secondary data, please review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=660&v=rgAq0I_si_k https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/pluginfile.php/492031/course/section/113044/primary%20and%20secondary%20data%20sources%20and%20research.pdf So you need to firstly, find data, locate some variables in it and do some original analysis to it… It’s not enough to find some mention of findings (whether numbers or words) in someone else’s report or website, and then just report them on to us in your final project. That’s using that material as a ‘secondary’ or ‘primary’ SOURCE…. We want you to do something, some kind of ‘cooking’ and ‘cleaning’ to the data, so you can talk about something even SLIGHTLY new, something you created in this research project. C. Research Questions/Aims/Hypotheses. Remember that you need to answer your research questions WITH the data…not with your readings on the subject. Your readings on the subject will illuminate the background to your research, and perhaps be useful in discussing your research. Your research question needs to refer to variables that are present in the database or databases you’ve identified in B (above). So if your research question was to examine the “impact of online marketing on the sale of luxury goods in the Middle East” I would expect to find that your data contained some data on the sale of luxury good in the Middle East, and also data on the use of online marketing and NORMAL (not online) marketing, so you could do some kind of comparison. It would be great if you had similar data for a country that was NOT in the Middle East, so you could say things like “the evidence I’ve presented suggests that online marketing seems to be powerful in the marketing of luxury goods in Canada, in Kuwait traditional marketing still seems to be more potent.” Remember in your conclusions you should NOT claim things you have NOT found in your analysis. D. Search terms. . We were looking for a set of terms you could put into Google and get nice sharp results that would suit your topic By using quote marks in a careful way you can bring the results down, and by removing quote marks but using the EXACT professional terms like inflation or motivation you will bring the amount of results up. Have you tried to use these terms in Google Scholar to see what you get?. Ar
e your terms the only and the best terms (from a disciplinary point of view) to describe the constructs/topic you are aiming at? Have you checked in the textbook(s) from your previous units to see what are the right key terms for the topic you are looking at? Keep your terms short, (in quote marks for more than one word, but try not use more than three words in a row in a search term, otherwise you will get NO ‘hits’). E. Sentences, references. A few big errors We were looking for two sentences with three references, and making sure that the two-reference sentence would provide an opportunity to show that you can digest the three articles and see that there are similarities in the heart of the articles, or differences…so sentences that say “both x and y believe that ….” Or “while x says this, y says that”. To do correct research work, even in a literature review section, it is important to read an article ‘deeply’ not just superficially, and work out the core messages. Students do have a tendency to read articles very superficially (if at all), and just reference them without much reading or thinking. As markers, we can pick up on that, and realise, “no the student has not read this really…or not understood.” You have been careless with APA style. I’m not going to teach you how to do APA style…I’ve got a section on the Moodle site (Referencing: We Expect You To Get This Right), which you SHOULD DEFINITELY refer to. Every little thing counts here. So spaces between words. Full stops and commas. Correct capitalisation. It’s a quite simple recipe, as long as you stick to books and journals… If you want to reference other things, you will need to a proper APA style guide, and be super careful. If you feel you are struggling on how to reference, have a close read of a few articles published in peer reviewed papers and you will see how they reference, and the kind of words they use. Also check out the Academic Phrasebank (at the University of Manchester)…a great resource. Remember in your ‘minimum of 20 articles’ target for the final assignment to focus on peer-reviewed scholarly publications as a base…and then you can have some industry sources on top of that. Additional advice Please note it is really important to follow direct, clear instructions. If you don’t do so, this in itself causes a high risk of failure in this unit. In your final two assignments, make sure you are super careful with spelling and if possible get an English-as-a-first-language student or friend to check your work. Looking for five not 3 in ref list…

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