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Unit: 8 Research Project

 

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Learning Hours:  60 Hours.                                              Self-learning hours:  90 hours.Course: Pearson BTEC HND Business – Level 5CREDIT VALUE: 20 CREDITSTerm:
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ASSIGNMENT TITLE: Research Project
 


















































































Learners NameTerm:Cohort:Intake:
Registration NumberCampus:
Hand out Date:                                 31/5/2016                                                        Submission Date:  16/9/2016
Final due date for Jan 2015 :  07/10/2016  no more feedback or submission allowed after this date
Learning  Outcome

 
Assessment CriteriaIn this assessment you will have the opportunity to present evidence that shows you are able to:  Task Number

 
Evidence Page number
LO 1: Understand how to formulate a research

specification
1.11.1 formulate and record possible research project outline specifications1 
1.21.2 identify the factors that contribute to the

process of research project selection
1 
1.31.3 undertake a critical review of key references1 
1.41.4 produce a research project specification1 
1.51.5 provide an appropriate plan and procedures for the agreed research specification1 
LO2 : Be able to implement the research project

within agreed procedures and to specification
2.12.1 match resources efficiently to the research

question or hypothesis
2 
2.22.2 undertake the proposed research investigation in accordance with the agreed specification and procedures2 
2.32.3 record and collate relevant data where

appropriate
2 
LO3: Be able to evaluate the research outcomes3.13.1 use appropriate research evaluation

techniques
2 
3.23.2 interpret and analyse the results in terms of the original research specification2 
3.33.3 make recommendations and justify areas for further consideration2 
LO 4: Be able to present the research outcomes4.14.1 use an agreed format and appropriate media to present the outcomes of the research to an audience3 
Please see that you include the Turnitin report. This work will not be accepted without the

Turn it in report.
Report attached: Yes

                                No
If no Reason:% of the turn it in report.
Learners Declaration: I certify that the work submitted for this unit is my own and the research sources are fully acknowledged.

Learners Signature:                                                                                                                Date:

Plagiarism:

Any act of plagiarism will be seriously dealt with according to the colleges and awarding bodies’ regulations. In this context the definition and scope of plagiarism are presented below:

Plagiarism is presenting someone’s work as your won. It includes copying information directly from the web or books without referencing the material; submitting joint coursework as an individual effort; copying another student’s coursework; stealing coursework form another student and submitting it as your own work. Suspected plagiarism will be investigated and if found to have occurred will be dealt with according to the college procedure. (For further details please refer to the plagiarism policy and the student code of conduct.)
 

 























Due Dates  
Issue Date Submission16/09/2016
Formative Feedback for LO1, Week commencing  Final due date where turnitin will be blocked for Jan 201507/10/2016
Formative Feedback for LO2, week commencing   
Formative feedback for LO 3, week commencing    
Formative feedback for LO4, week commencing   
Assignment Guidelines:
  • Use a standard report structure, Word-process the report and use Normal script of a proper font size 12.

  • Produce an academic report, detailing the above issues with an approx. word limit of 3000 words.

  • Complete the title page and sign the statement of authenticity.

  • The Assignment sheet should be attached in the front.

  • All work must be uploaded on turnitin before the submission date. .

  • Assignments submitted after the deadline will not be accepted unless mitigating and may be entitled for a late fee.

  • Collusion and Plagiarism must be avoided.

  • Start each answer on a new page and pages should be numbered. Highlight each question clearly.

  • Include a Bibliography at the end of the assignment and use the Harvard referencing system.

  • All work should be comprehensively referenced and all sources must be fully acknowledged, such as books and journals, websites (include the date of visit), etc.

  • Try to give the page numbers, publishers' details and the year of publication

  • In order to pass you need to address all the LO and AC

  • In order to get a merit you need to address the characteristics of pass and address M1, M2,M3

  • In order to get a Distinction you need to address the characteristics of pass, merit and address D1, D2 and D3.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Use a common format for the questions, for example:

  • Introduction (analyse the question.)

  • Underpinning Knowledge (write about the relevant theory/points)

  • Applied knowledge(Data Analysis)

  • Conclusions and Recommendations (summarizing the whole scenario keeping in view pass, merit, distinction criteria.)


 

Guidance in addition to the Pass criteria’s, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following Merit and Distinction grades.  Assessment Grid indicating their pass, merit and distinction:

Unit 8: Research Project






























Outcomes/criteria:Indicative characteristicsContextualised Feedback
LO1 Understand how to formulate a research specification

 

LO2 Be able to implement the research project within agreed

procedures and to specification

 

LO3 Be able to evaluate the research outcomes

 

LO4 Be able to present the research outcomes
As per the assessment criteria specified for pass

Do

 

 

Do

 

Do
Task 1

 

Task 2

 

 

Task 2

 

Task 3
Merit  grade Description: Contextualisation
M. Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions.. Effective judgments have been made.

. An effective approach to study and research has been used.
To achieve M1, you will make effective judgements about the value of your chosen research subject especially with regard to its relevance to you in a professional context.

AC1.1, AC1.2 (Task 1)
M2. Select/ design and apply appropriate methods/ techniques.Appropriate learning methods/techniques have been applied.To achieve M2, you will have described and evaluated the key techniques available to you as the practitioner of a primary research project. AC1.4, AC1.5 (Task 1)
M3. Present and communicate appropriate findings.Communication is appropriate for familiar and unfamiliar audiences and appropriate media have been used.To achieve M3 your final report will be presented in a professional format which is aligned with the aims and objectives of the Unit 8 assignment, using appropriate  business terminology and  data presentation techniques. AC4.1 (Task 3)
Distinction Grade Description:  
D1. Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusion.Conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified. Realistic improvements have been proposed against defined characteristics for success.To achieve D1 you must show that you have evaluated the strategies you have presented in your assignment, such that they are clearly identified in order of importance (as selected by you) in relation to the research data you are presenting. AC3.1, AC3.2 (Task 1)
D2. Take responsibility for managing and organizing activities.Activities have been managed.To achieve D2 you will have demonstrated an effective approach to independent research and study, and you will have presented evidence of differentiation between the  research methodology you used and at least one alternative  methodology you might have used. AC2.1, AC2.2, AC2.3 (Tasks 1)
D3. Demonstrate convergent, lateral and creative thinkingRelevant knowledge gained from previous units has been incorporated in this unit, to demonstrate a synoptic understanding of the Research ProjectTo achieve D3 you will have drawn conclusions which identify   the links between the planning and the implementation of your research project, based on your literature review.  To achieve this you must show that convergent and lateral thinking has been applied to problems, and that innovation and creative thought have been applied to your work.   AC1.3 (Task 1)  AC3.3 (Task 2)


ASSIGNMENT Brief










Unit Number and titleUnit 8 Research Project
QualificationBTEC HND Business (Level 4)
Start Date 
Deadline/ Hand-in 
Assessor 
 

Purpose of this assignment

To develop learners’ skills of independent enquiry and critical analysis by undertaking a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to their Higher Education programme and professional development

 

Task 1

LO 1: Understand how to formulate a research specification

AC  1.1 Formulate and record possible research project outline specifications

AC 1.2 Identify the factors that contribute to the process of research project selection

AC 1.3 Undertake a critical review of key references

AC 1.4 Produce a research project specification

AC 1.5 Provide an appropriate plan and procedures for the agreed research specification

 

To address the above, You are required to carry out a management research on an appropriate organisation or an industry of your choice and suggest recommendations in order to improve the performance, sales, or operations.  You must gain the approval of your tutor that the organisation/industry you intend to research is suitable for this assignment, before completing any of the three designated tasks.

The proposal is a document designed to present project specification outlining a plan of action, reasons why the action is necessary, and convince the reader to agree with and approve the implementation of the actions recommended in the body of the document. For this you are required to produce the following.
  1. Title

  2. Background

  3. Aims

  4. Design/Methodology

  5. Plan for implementation

  6. Conclusion


Important: You must seek feedback and approval of your Proposal from your tutor before moving on to Task 2.

Task 2

LO 2: Be able to implement the research project within agreed procedures and to specification

AC 2.1, Match resources efficiently to the research question or hypothesis

AC 2.2 Undertake the proposed research investigation in accordance with the agreed specification and procedures

AC 2.3 Record and collate relevant data where appropriate

 

LO 3: Be able to evaluate the research outcomes

3.1 use appropriate research evaluation techniques

3.2 interpret and analyse the results in terms of the original research specification

3.3 make recommendations and justify areas for further consideration

Following the approval of the proposal carried out under task 1, you are required to produce a report on your research.

Your Report must address;
  • Efficient use of the resources to the research questions or the hypothesis

  • Evidence of undertaking the proposed research investigation as agreed in the proposal in task 1

  • Evidence of recording and collecting data relevant to your research

  • Evidence of evaluation of the research

  • Interpretation and analysis of the results in terms of the original research specification designed in task 1

  • Recommendations and justification of further consideration


You will be assigned a tutor who will oversee your work and guide you through the process. The Report is to convey your knowledge and understanding of the learning outcomes of Higher National Diploma in Business, to the assessors. The content must be drawn from the theory you have learned throughout the course.

Important: You must seek feedback from your supervisor and must plan well in advance for this assignment.

Task 3

LO 4: Be able to present the research outcomes

AC 4.1 use an agreed format and appropriate media to present the outcomes of the research to an audience.

Upon the successful completion of your research, you are required to deliver a presentation to an audience to communicate your findings and recommendations. It is recommended that you use appropriate media to deliver the presentation.

Note: The Presentations will be held during the week starting 2nd or 3rd week of April 2016 and each learner will be allocated a presentation day and a time.



 

Achievement Summary

The Following Sections to be completed by the assessor:






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Assessors Name: 
Assessors Signature: 
Learners Name (to be filled by the Assessor) 
Intake:Batch:Term:Campus:
Learners Edexcel Reference Number 
Has the unit been Internally Verified?                                        Y/N

Date of verification:
Name of the Internal Verifier:
Internal verifiers signature:
If Sampled ,Internal verifiers  comments on the assignment brief:

 
Evidence ChecklistSummary of the evidence required by the studentEvidence presented
Task 1The proposal must in the format of a report and properly referenced. You may use tables and diagrams to support your report to illustrate the text. 
Task 2Produce a report. The report must be written in professional manner and properly referenced. The report should comply with the word count of 3500 with +/- 10% margin. You may use tables and diagrams to support your report to illustrate the text. Word count excludes the index, headings, information contained in tables, references and bibliography 
Task 3Produce a presentation. The Presentation must be written in professional manner and properly referenced. The presentation must be designed for 15-20 minutes including the question and answer session. You should use tables and diagrams to support your presentation to illustrate the text. You must hand in the hard copy of the slides to the assessors on the day of the presentation. 
 

 

 

 

 

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OutcomeEvidence for the criteria to pass, merit and distinction as specified in the student feedback and contextualised.Assessors decisionInternal verification decision. (agree, disagree)
TASK 1 To address the LO1, You are required to carry out a management research on an appropriate organisation or an industry of your choice and suggest recommendations in order to improve the performance, sales, or operations.  You must gain the approval of your tutor that the organisation/industry you intend to research is suitable for this assignment, before completing any of the three designated tasks.

The proposal is a document designed to present project specification outlining a plan of action, reasons why the action is necessary, and convince the reader to agree with and approve the implementation of the actions recommended in the body of the document. For this you are required to produce the following: Title, Background, Aims, Design/Methodology, Plan for implementation
LO 1. Understand how to formulate a research specification

 
AC  1.1 Formulate and record possible research project outline specificationsP1.1 (P,M,D)P1.1 (P,M,D)
AC 1.2 Identify the factors that contribute to the process of research project selectionP1.2 (P,M,D)P1.2(P,M,D)
AC 1.3 Undertake a critical review of key referencesP1.3(P,M,D)P1.3(P,M,D)
AC 1.4 Produce a research project specificationP1.4(P,M,D)

 
P1.4 (P,M,D)

 
AC 1.5 Provide an appropriate plan and procedures for the agreed research specification  
Contextualised Feedback for LO 1(reflecting 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 Pass merit and distinction.)  
IV  comments towards LO1 
TASK 2 Your Report must address; Efficient use of the resources to the research questions or the hypothesis, Evidence of undertaking the proposed research investigation as agreed in the proposal in task 1, Evidence of recording and collecting data relevant to your research, Evidence of evaluation of the research, Interpretation and analysis of the results in terms of the original research specification designed in task 1, Recommendations and justification of further consideration. The Report is to convey your knowledge and understanding of the learning outcomes of Higher National Diploma in Business, to the assessors. The content must be drawn from the theory you have learned throughout the course.

Important: You must seek feedback from your supervisor and must plan well in advance for this assignment.
LO 2. Be able to implement the research project within agreed procedures and to specificationAC 2.1, Match resources efficiently to the research question or hypothesis 

P2.1 (P,M,D)
 

P2.1 (P,M,D)
AC 2.2 Undertake the proposed research investigation in accordance with the agreed specification and proceduresP2.2 (P,M,D)P2.2(P,M,D)
AC 2.3 Record and collate relevant data where appropriate

 
P2.3 (P,M,D)P2.3 (P,M,D)
Contextualised Feedback for LO2 (reflecting 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,  Pass merit and distinction.) 
IV  comments towards LO2

 
 
LO 3. Be able to evaluate the research outcomes

 
AC 3.1 use appropriate research evaluation techniquesP3.1(P,M,D)P3.1(P,M,D)
AC 3.2 interpret and analyse the results in terms of the original research specificationP3.2(P,M,D)P3.2(P,M,D)
AC 3.3 make recommendations and justify areas for further consideration

Following the approval of the proposal carried out under task 1, you are required to produce a report on your research.
P3.3(P,M,D)P3.3 (P,M,D)
Contextualised Feedback for LO 3 (reflecting 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,  Pass merit and distinction.) 
IV  comments towards LO3 
TASK 3 Upon the successful completion of your research, you are required to deliver a presentation to an audience to communicate your findings and recommendations. It is recommended that you use appropriate media to deliver the presentation.
LO4. Be able to present the research outcomes

 
AC 4.1 use an agreed format and appropriate media to present the outcomes of the research to an audience.

 
 P4.1 (P,M,D) P4.1 (P,M,D)
Contextualised Feedback for LO 4 (reflecting 4.1) Pass merit and distinction.) 
IV  comments towards LO4

 
 
Merit grades awardedM1 M2 M3 P1 P2 P3 P4 
 Distinction grades awardedD1 D2  D3 Resubmit :
Any other comments

 
Grade given by the Assessor:

Pass                                            Merit                                                  Distinction           

Assessors  Signature:                                                               Date:
IV Grading Check:                                    Comments if any:

Agree              

Disagree                                                   Modify grade to

IV signature:

Date:
Students feedback:

 

Student Signature:                        Date:
Plagiarism:

Any act of plagiarism will be seriously dealt with according to the colleges and awarding bodies’ regulations. In this context the definition and scope of plagiarism are presented below:

Plagiarism is presenting someone’s work as your won. It includes copying information directly from the web or books without referencing the material; submitting joint coursework as an individual effort; copying another student’s coursework; stealing coursework form another student and submitting it as your own work. Suspected plagiarism will be investigated and if found to have occurred will be dealt with according to the college procedure. (For further details please refer to the plagiarism policy and the student code of conduct.)

 

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