COURSE: Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Accounting Unit

Kent Institute Australia Pty. Ltd. Assessment Brief ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E RTO Code: 90458 Version 1: 22nd December, 2016 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051 ASSESSMENT BRIEF COURSE: Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Accounting Unit: Quantitative Methods Unit Code: QMTH 104 Type of Assessment: Assessment 3 – Individual Assignment (Business report) Length/Duration: 2000 words (maximum) Unit Learning Outcomes addressed: 1. Understand ethics and ethical behaviour in undertaking a statistical study. 2. Interpret data by using descriptive statistics. 3. Explain probability, probability distributions and their applications in decision making. 4. Explain the concepts of statistical inference and its application. 5. Interpret results and make decisions through the use of appropriate statistical techniques. Submission Date: Week 10 Assessment Task: Business reports are practical learning tasks where students apply the theories they have been studying to real world situations. The students are required to select a topic, collect information (Primary and/or secondary) and prepare a report describing a business problem or incident. This report should consist of (not inclusive) Abstract, Introduction, Objectives, Methodologies, Information Analysis, Findings, Recommendations, References, and Appendices. Total Mark: 100 marks Weighting: 25% Students are advised that any submissions past the due date without an approved extension or without approved extenuating circumstances incurs a 5% penalty per calendar day, calculated from the total mark E.g. a task marked out of 40 will incur a 2 mark penalty per calendar day. More information, please refer to (Documents > Student Policies and Forms > POLICY – Assessment Policy & Procedures – Login Required) Kent Institute Australia Pty. Ltd. Assessment Brief ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E RTO Code: 90458 Version 1: 22nd December, 2016 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051 ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION: In this assignment students need to write an individual business report by doing a mini survey on a good statistical question from an approachable population (need to get approval from your lecturer before you start). Firstly, need to prepare a questionnaire (survey) under the supervision of your lecturer with 10 questions (need to include both qualitative and quantitative questions). Secondly, students collect data from 20 respondents (sample size = 20) from the proposed population. Thirdly, individual responses need to be transferred into an excel spread sheet in order to summarise variables and carryout required analyses. Finally, survey results need to be reported according to the format given below. Reporting Format 1. Title page Design a title page with an appropriate name for your business report, student name and student ID 2. Executive summary Here you need to summarise the whole report findings into a smaller paragraph (need to do at the end) 3. Table of contents Table of contents needs to be generated electronically in Microsoft words 4. Introduction Give a brief introduction about your population and aims and objectives of the report 5. Method of data collection Briefly describe about your questions, nature of your variables, who are your respondents, sampling strategy and how did you collect data. Include your data set in a form of table with this section or an appendix. 6. Summary of the data set Give appropriate graphical and numerical summaries that describe your variables (Microsoft Excel can be used for this task). Also provide a brief discussion under each of your data summaries based on your judgments and compare your results with similar studies if possible. 7. Data analysis Select a numerical variable from your data set and calculate the following statistics. Mean, Variance and Standard deviation (method of calculation need to be illustrated). Also provide a brief discussion under each of your findings based on your judgments and compare your results with similar studies if possible. 8. Hypothesis Testing Establish a null-hypothesis and alternate hypothesis for the selected numerical variable and test it as a single tale testing (method of calculation need to be illustrated). Also provide a discussion on your test results and compare with similar studies if possible. 9. Conclusion and recommendations Provide a brief overview of your collective findings and previous discussions in the report. Finally, provide several recommendations by connecting to your aims, objectives and overall findings. 10. List of references Minimum five references are required for this assignment task (read ‘general notes for referencing’ below) Kent Institute Australia Pty. Ltd. Assessment Brief ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E RTO Code: 90458 Version 1: 22nd December, 2016 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051 ASSESSMENT SUBMISSION: This assessment is an individual activity and students are required to work independently according to given instructions. Further guidance will be given by your lecturer/s at tutorial sessions. 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. Please be aware that any assessments submitted in other formats will be considered LATE and will lose marks until it is presented in MS Word. No paper based or hardcopy submission will be accepted. 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 [email protected]; Melbourne [email protected] ). 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 ASSIGNMENTS Assignments should usually incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion, and will be fully referenced including a reference list. The work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We strongly recommend you to refer to the Academic Learning Skills materials available in the Moodle. For details please click the link http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5 and download the file “Harvard Referencing Workbook”. Appropriate academic writing and referencing are inevitable academic skills that you must develop and demonstrate. We recommend a minimum of FIVE references, unless instructed differently by your lecturer. Unless specifically instructed otherwise by your lecturer, any paper with less than FIVE references may be failed. Work 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 – as a general rule you may go over or under by 10% than the stated length. GENERAL NOTES FOR REFERENCING High quality work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We recommend you work with your Academic Learning Support (ALS) site (http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5) available in Moodle to ensure that you reference correctly. References are assessed for their quality. You should draw on quality academic sources, such as books, chapters from edited books, journals etc. Your textbook can be used as a reference, but not the lecturer notes. We want to see evidence that you are capable of conducting your own research. Also, in order to help markers, determine students’ understanding of the work they cite, all in-text references (not just direct quotes) must include the specific page number/s if shown in the original. Before preparing your assignment or own contribution, please review this ‘YouTube’ video by clicking on the following link: Plagiarism: How to avoid it Kent Institute Australia Pty. Ltd. Assessment Brief ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E RTO Code: 90458 V
ersion 1: 22nd December, 2016 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051 PLAGIARISM: HOW TO AVOID IT You can search for peer-reviewed journal articles, which you can find in the online journal databases and which can be accessed from the library homepage. Wikipedia, online dictionaries and online encyclopaedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic, but should not be overused – 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 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? (thanks to La Trobe University for this video). MARKING GUIDE (RUBRICS) Marking Criteria. Fail Pass Credit Distinction High Distinction Mark presentation/10 missing or incomplete (0 marks) Low level Apprentice: demonstrates a developing understanding (4 marks) Average level Proficient: demonstrates accomplishment that shows understanding (6 marks) Good level Distinguished: well developed demonstrates good understanding (8 marks) Excellent level Exemplary: demonstrates complete understanding (10 marks) /10 Proper referencing- number of references /10 missing or incomplete (0 marks) Low level Apprentice: demonstrates a developing understanding (4 marks) Average level Proficient: demonstrates accomplishment that shows understanding (6 marks) Good level Distinguished: well developed demonstrates good understanding (8 marks) Excellent level Exemplary: demonstrates complete understanding (10 marks) /10 Information Analysis /30 missing or incomplete (0 marks) Low level Apprentice: demonstrates a developing understanding (10 marks) Average level Proficient: demonstrates accomplishment that shows understanding (15marks) Good level Distinguished: well developed demonstrates good understanding (20 marks) Excellent level Exemplary: demonstrates complete understanding (30 marks) /30 Relevant Calculation /30 missing or incomplete (0 marks) Low level Apprentice: demonstrates a developing understanding (10 marks) Average level Proficient: demonstrates accomplishment that shows understanding (15 marks) Good level Distinguished: well developed demonstrates good understanding (20 marks) Excellent level Exemplary: demonstrates complete understanding (30 marks) /30 Supported conclusions and justified recommendations /20 missing or incomplete (0 marks) Low level Apprentice: demonstrates a developing understanding (5 marks) Average level Proficient: demonstrates accomplishment that shows understanding (10 marks) Good level Distinguished: well developed demonstrates good understanding (15 marks) Excellent level Exemplary: demonstrates complete understanding (20 marks) /20 Total /100

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