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3 Written Assessment Assessment Title Project Proposal Task Description Assessment task 3 requires the preparation of a full project proposal that should contain the following components: • A detail statement of the problem that you would like to investigate. • Research aim, objectives and research questions: What are the potential research objectives and questions that can address the problem? • Justification and potential output of the research project: Why is your chosen project important both theoretically and practically? What are the potential outputs and outcomes of your research? • Conceptual framework: An analysis of the literature relevant to the research topic that will give you the conceptual basis for conducting this research. • Methodology: Based on the conceptual framework, research aim(s) and objectives, you need to provide a detail description of the data collection methods and tools, data sources and the methods/tools that you will use to analyse the data. • Organisation of the study, project budget and schedule: Write the names of the chapters/sections of your research report, and briefly discuss what you will write in those chapters/sections followed by a brief description of budget for conducting this study and project schedule i.e., Gantt Chart. This is an individual research task. You are required to demonstrate your understanding of the relevant body of works to a real-life business research. We expect you to read and reflect on at least sixteen recent refereed journal articles on your topic supported by any other evidence or information that can help refine the problem of your research, formulate conceptual framework and the methods of data collection and analysis. Please see detailed guidelines about specific research requirements on the unit Moodle site. You can write 3000 words maximum for this assignment. The cover page and the list of references are not counted in the word limit. Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (07-Oct-2016) 05:00 PM AEST Return Date to Students This is a summative assessment. Students will not receive any feedback for this piece of assessment. Weighting 50% Assessment Criteria All the assessment criteria outlined below are equally weighted for this piece of assessment. Assessment criteria: Criteria Grade A statement of the problem, research aim, objectives and research questions (10 marks) HD D C P F Justification and potential output of the research (10 marks) HD D C P F Conceptual framework (10 marks) HD D C P F Methodology, organisation of the study, project budget and schedule (10 marks) HD D C P F Accurate referencing, use of correct English and logical sequences between sentences and paragraphs and a good introduction (10 marks) HD D C P F Key to grading and corresponding marking scale: HD (84.5% to 100% marks): Student demonstrates outstanding understanding and interpretation of all aspects of the criteria. D (74.5% to 84.4% marks): Student demonstrates excellence in understanding and interpretation of almost all aspects of the criteria with some minor corrections or additions needed. C (64.5% to 74.4% marks): Student demonstrates very good understanding and interpretation of most aspects of the criteria with some need for additional work, additions or improvement. P (49.5% to 64.4% marks): Student demonstrates good understanding and interpretation of the criteria to warrant the award of a Pass but requires considerable additional work, additions or improvement. F (below 49.5%): Student demonstrates an unsatisfactory understanding and interpretation of the criteria and requires major additional work, additions or improvement to achieve a passing grade. Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA) Submission Online Learning Outcomes Assessed This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes Graduate Attributes This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes Task Description Assessment task 3 requires the preparation of a full project proposal that should contain the following components: • A detail statement of the problem that you would like to investigate. • Research aim, objectives and research questions: What are the potential research objectives and questions that can address the problem? • Justification and potential output of the research project: Why is your chosen project important both theoretically and practically? What are the potential outputs and outcomes of your research? • Conceptual framework: An analysis of the literature relevant to the research topic that will give you the conceptual basis for conducting this research. • Methodology: Based on the conceptual framework, research aim(s) and objectives, you need to provide a detail description of the data collection methods and tools, data sources and the methods/tools that you will use to analyse the data. • Organisation of the study, project budget and schedule: Write the names of the chapters/sections of your research report, and briefly discuss what you will write in those chapters/sections followed by a brief description of budget for conducting this study and project schedule i.e., Gantt Chart. This is an individual research task. You are required to demonstrate your understanding of the relevant body of works to a real-life business research. We expect you to read and reflect on at least sixteen recent refereed journal articles on your topic supported by any other evidence or information that can help refine the problem of your research, formulate conceptual framework and the methods of data collection and analysis. Please see detailed guidelines about specific research requirements on the unit Moodle site. You can write 3000 words maximum for this assignment. The cover page and the list of references are not counted in the word limit.

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