In this assignment, you will undertake an inquiry-based project on a topic related to your subject area and produce a project report. Your task is to research for and write a report on a topic of your choice, relevant to business and management. You will need to confirm your topic and title/question with your module tutor by week 6. You will need to develop a title/question for your report, and your work must be in report format (i.e. with contents page and sub-headings). More information about developing questions/titles and report writing will be given in class. Your report should be 2000 words in length. You will be expected to devote substantial time to completing this project independently, in addition to any scheduled teaching in the module. You will need to submit the project report via LSST Connect on Turnitin before Friday 16th June 2023, 2 pm. You are expected to meet the following milestones (key actions and dates you need to achieve as part of the process): Submit a plan for your project for approval and formative feedback from your supervisor (Week 6 – Week 8)Provide a progress update on your project (Week 8 – 9)Submit the project report (by 16/06/2023, 2 pm)
This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
LO 1: Collect, select and use information from a range of sources using different methods, appropriate to the academic discipline and context.
LO 2: Investigate the needs, problems and opportunities of a given situation.
LO 3: Plan and undertake a project to address a subject-related problem or answer a subject-related question.
LO 4: Communicate effectively, with well-structured verbal and written reports, as demanded in academic and professional domains.
Referencing and presentational requirements
Please reference your work using the Harvard style or the style specified by the subject where there is a specific professional requirement to use an alternative to Harvard. For most students this will be the Harvard style. The styles are defined in Cite Them Right Online (http://www.citethemrightonline.com). Written work submitted as part of this assignment should be presented according to the following: The report should be 1.5 line spacedFont must be Arial 12Follow the reference guidelinesThe word count for this report is 2000 words, + or – 10%. This means that the final word count must be within the range 1800-2200 words. Written work for this assignment should be saved and submitted as a Word document (.docx) or as a .pdf file. If other file formats are used, these may not be compatible with Turnitin and the work cannot be marked.
Written reports for this assignment should be submitted electronically using the relevant submission point in the Upload My Assignment section on LSST Connect. You can submit your work as many times as you like before the submission date. If you do submit your work more than once, your earlier submission will be replaced by the most recent version. Once you have submitted your work, you will receive a digital receipt as proof of submission, which will be sent to your LSST email address. Please keep this receipt for future reference, along with the original electronic copy of your assignment.
Academic integrity means taking responsibility for your own work. When you submit an assignment, you are effectively making a declaration that it is your own work and that you have acknowledged the contribution of others and their ideas in its development (for example, by referencing them appropriately). For further information and guidance, please see the University website: https://www.bucks.ac.uk/current-students/registry-helpdesk-and-academic-advice/academic-integrity-and-misconduct You are also expected to take responsibility for maintaining and managing confidentiality issues in your work. You should maintain and respect confidentiality in relation to the protection of personal, technical and/or commercial information of a sensitive nature in their assessed work, whatever the format. Confidentiality issues will vary from subject to subject and you are encouraged to seek advice from your course team if you are unclear about requirements in your context. For further information and guidance, please see the University website: https://www.bucks.ac.uk/academic-confidentiality
The next section outlines the assessment criteria for the written report.
Where a performance or artefact are to be submitted, the subject lecturer will provide appropriate assessment criteria.