Your final assessment task is to write a 4,500-words (plus 10% allowance) project report detailing your research and its findings.
***Please note that the literature review and the Research methodology sections have already been included on this report 1,500-words (plus 10% allowance). Also references from the first two assessments have been included***
So, the writer only needs to write another 3,000 words (plus 10% allowance) to cover the rest of the Report structure guide to complete this report.
Please note that the Title page, Executive Summary, Table of contents, anything within a table, references, or appendixes are not included in this word count.
Your Project Report must follow the structure provided in the Project Report structure guide and the Final Project Report PPTX presentation attachments included for this order.
Before you start, please ensure you follow the Assessment 3 guidance provided as an attachment to this order.
Overall, your Project Report should:
1. Provide a clear description of the topic being addressed and its context in the organisation/industry of your choice.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of relevant literature in the discipline area of the project, critically examining theories and practices.
3. Describe and justify the use of a relevant research methodology and secondary data relevant to the topic.
4. Analyse the data and evaluate findings relevant to the topic (using literature, logic and secondary data to support the argument). You should include a section on reflections on your findings with implications for your chosen organisation and industry.
5. Provide recommendations and summarise conclusions.
Referencing is Australian Harvard (AGPS) and outlined in the AIB Style Guide
The Introduction section of your Project Report can include elements of your Project Statement but submitting your Project Statement as your Introduction is not sufficient. The Project Statement is included in this order as an attachment.
If you provide a figure or table, you must contextualize and explain that figure or table. Don’t leave it to the reader to interpret your figure or table. This also implies that you should be focused with the tables and figures that you wish to include.
Please keep quotations to a minimum and paraphrase as much as possible with appropriate references. If you decide to quote you must provide a reference with the applicable page number. Please see the AIB Style Guide for details.
Structure, presentation, and style
All written assessments should be submitted as Word files (.docx) (Word is available from your AIB Office 365 account).
You are required to use:
• AIB standard report format
• AIB preferred Microsoft Word settings
• author-date style referencing (which includes in-text citations plus a reference list).
These requirements are detailed in the AIB Style Guide.
Reference lists for the projects should contain 9–12 relevant references from different sources. All references must be from credible sources such as books, industry-related journals, magazines, company documents, and recent academic articles. Most web-based resources are not sufficiently supported (e.g. peer-reviewed) to be useful as a reference, except where they provide industry information.
All sources of facts and/or theory should be acknowledged with references. The writer may use some relevant references that were used in the first two assignments, and the writer may add some additional ones as they progress through this assessment. Please note that the writer may select any credible reference (including the theory) that is relevant to the research topic.
Your grade will be adversely affected if your assessment contains no/poor citations and/or reference list and if your assessment word length is beyond the allowed tolerance level (see the Assessment Policy available on the AIB website).
Grading criteria, please follow the Third Assignment Rubric ‘9050PROJ A3 Rubric Term 6 2021.pdf’ and all the criteria’s under the HD columns as well as the below.
Your project report will be marked according to the following criteria:
1. Introduction: Introduces background context and identifies the topic (i.e. the problem or opportunity that will be the focus of the investigation). (10%)
2. Literature Review: Demonstrates an understanding of contemporary business theory and practice related to the identified problem or opportunity through the critical examination of the relevant literature. (10%)
3. Research Methods: Describes and justifies the research methods used to collect and analyse data, demonstrating an ability to apply innovative approaches, techniques and ethical perspectives using secondary data sources to the solution of the identified problem or exploration of the opportunity. (5%)
4. Analysis and Presentation of Findings: Critically evaluates (analyses and reflects on) the issues related to the identified problem or opportunity. (35%)
5. Implications, Recommendations and Conclusions: Summarises key findings in relation to the literature discussed earlier; provides evidence-based recommendations; and effectively concludes report showing its purpose was achieved. (30%)
6. Structure, Presentation, Communication Style and Language: Uses the example structure provided; presentation and English language conventions are applied as outlined in the AIB Style Guide to communicate clearly. (5%)
7. Referencing: Uses referencing conventions as outlined in AIB Style Guide to acknowledge an appropriate number of credible sources of fact and/or theory. (5%)