Business Research Project BGP7730

FIND A SOLUTION AT Academic Writers Bay

Victoria University Business School Unit of Study Guide
UnitName: Business Research ProjectUnitCode: BGP7730
Year 2021
Trimester 2
Location City Flinders
VU Sydney
Prepared by: Dr Thu-Huong Nguyen
vu.edu.au
Victoria University CRICOS Provider No. 00124K (Melbourne), 02475D (Sydney), RTO Code
Victoria University Business School Unit of Study Guide
UnitName: Business Research ProjectUnitCode: BGP7730
Year 2021
Trimester 2
Location City Flinders
VU Sydney
Prepared by: Dr Thu-Huong Nguyen
vu.edu.au
Victoria University CRICOS Provider No. 00124K (Melbourne), 02475D (Sydney), RTO Code 3113
Welcome
Welcome to this unit of study. This unit guide provides important information and should be kept as a reference to assist with your studies. This guide includes information about your reading and resources, independent learning, class activities and assessment tasks. We recommend that you read this guide carefully: you will be expected to manage your learning as you work towards successful study.
Detailed information and learning resources for this unit have also been provided on the unit website on VU Collaborate, which can be reached via the Student Portal at vu.edu.au/student-tools/myvu-student-portal. It is important that you access your unit website regularly for messages and updates, as well as tasks related to your unit.
Please note that the University will only send emails, including those from the VU Collaborate space, to your VU email account. Information about how to manage your VU email can be found under ‘Support and Resources’ in your unit site.
AcknowledgementofCountry
We respectfully acknowledge and recognise the traditional owners, their Elders past and present, their descendants and kin as the custodians of this land.
Contents
1. About this unit 3
Bell, E., Bryman, A. and Harley, B. (2019) Business research methods, Fifth edition, Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. 5
2. Assessment 7
3. Indicative schedule 9
4. Scholarly writing, plagiarism and copyright 11
5. Important information about assessment 11
6. Getting help and providing feedback 13
BGP7730 Business Research Project Page | 2
About this unit
Unit title BusinessResearchProject
Unit code:
BGP7730
Credit points:
12
Campus:
Melbourne – City Flinders VU Sydney
Year and semester:
Trimester 2, 2021
Key staff
Course and Unit Administrator(CUA) To be contacted forADMINISTRATIVEADVICE.
Name:
Suruchi Goel
Location:
City Flinders – Office FS10.11
Contact number:
(03) 9919 1454
Contact email:
[email protected]
Unit Coordinator
Dr Thu-Huong Nguyen City Flinders Campus – FS11.20 Office: +61 3 9919 1268 [email protected]

TeachingTeam.
Melbourne: Dr Thu-Huong Nguyen City Flinders Campus – FS11.20 Office: +61 3 9919 1268 [email protected]
VU Sydney: Dr Evi Lanasier [email protected]
Prerequisites
BMO6630 Business Research Methods
Co-requisites
None
Mode of delivery
Blended learning – class contact, online learning, and project work.
Unit description
The research project provides students with the opportunity, either individually or in teams to apply an advanced body of knowledge and skills to an approved, internal or external consultancy-based task. Each project should lead to business innovations or potential entrepreneurship development. Research may include analysis and anticipation of user or business needs; business scenario development and business case studies; the study of existing business practices and solutions, and innovative business models development.
Learning outcomes
At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:
systematically identify user or business needs and contextualise them within the current literature;
generate, critically evaluate and defend both existing and new solutions to client needs such as technology, process and tools in the study field of choice;
articulate and critique the link between entrepreneurship and innovation; and
apply theoretical frameworks and disciplinary knowledge and skills to complex problem solving in their chosen area of study in business solutions or entrepreneurship;
persuasively argue propositions, findings, conclusions or recommendations to professional peer; and
in collaboration with others, demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and all aspects of the work or functions required by a team.
Learning and teaching strategies
This unit of study will be delivered in project mode. Students are responsible for managing their own time in completing prescribed reading, undertaking research and completing assessment tasks. Students are expected to participate in practical problem solving through group consultations. Students are supported through meetings with a workshop leader and participation in online learning activities, peer discussion, review, and self-reflection. It is expected that you will spend at least ten hours per week studying this unit of study (including meeting time).
Students enrolled in BMES, BMBI, BMEP and BMAD courses should access ‘SAP Next-Gen Lab’ at VU Collaborate for your additional project information. Students enrolled in other courses (BMAB, BMAK, BMCH, BMDB, BMDD, BMFF, BMFN, BMIH, BMHM, BMIR, BMKM, BMMA, BMMK, BMPF, BMSM, BMSP) should
access ‘BRP’ for your additional project information.
You will undertake a current and relevant project that will involve the development of an applied project based on a business situation relevant to your area of study. The focus of the project, its research methodology and processes will be agreed to in consultation between the student, academic supervisor (workshop leader) and, in the case of applied projects, an external supervisor. The student is expected to have completed BMO6630 Business Research Methods before undertaking Business Research Project to provide the theoretical and research approaches required to complete this unit. BGP7730 is a capstone unit and therefore should be completed as the student’s final unit in their course.
Graduate capabilities
In addition to discipline knowledge, skills and their application, the study of this unit is intended to contribute to students developing the capabilities needed to be:
Adaptable and capable 21st century citizens who can communicate effectively, work collaboratively, think critically and solve complex problems;
Confident, creative lifelong learners who can use their understanding of themselves and others to achieve their goals in work and learning;
Responsible and ethical citizens who use their inter-cultural understanding to contribute to their local and global communities.
In this unit you will receive feedback on your development of key aspects of the above graduate capabilities through the research reports and the reflective journal.
Relationship to professional accreditation requirements
BGP7730 Business Research Project is a capstone unit for Master level units of study. It satisfies the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) expectation that graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.
Required readings
Bell, E., Bryman, A. and Harley, B. (2019) Business research methods, Fifth edition, Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
OR
Bryman, A. and Bell, E. (2011) Business Research Methods. 3rd ed. Oxford University Press: New York (or any later edition).
Note: It is highly advised that students have access to a Business Research Methods text and read thetopicsrelevant to theirproject.
Recommended readings
Students will need to research their topic well by reading the latest literature on the research topic from journals or business literature. You can also refer to research methodology and writing textbooks which may assist you in specific aspects of your project. Below is a sample of relevant textbooks.
Anderson, J. Poole, M. And Merrington, D. (2009) Assignment and Thesis Writing. 4th ed. Juta: Milton QLD.
Ang, S.H. (2014) Research design for business & management, Los Angeles: SAGE.
Hunter, I. (2008) Write that Essay: A Practical Guide to Writing Better Essays and Achieving Higher Grades. McGraw-Hill: North Ryde NSW.
Jaccard, J. And Jacoby, J. (2010) Theory Construction and Model-Building Skills: A Practical Guide for Social Scientists. Guilford: New York NY.
Lee, A. (2020) Successful research projects: A guide for postgraduates, Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge.
Murray, R. (2009) Writing for Academic Journals. 2nd ed. Open University Press: Berkshire England. O’Leary, Z. (2014) Doing Your Research Project. Sage: London.
Polonsky, M. J. and Waller, D.S (2015) Designing and managing a research project: A business student’s guide, third edition, Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE
Ridley, D. (2012) The Literature Review: A Step-by-Step Guide for Students. 2nd ed. Sage: London.
Support materials and resources
Referencing and Plagiarism – http://libraryguides.vu.edu.au/referencingplagiarism
Harvard referencing Style http://libraryguides.vu.edu.au/harvard
Assessment
Assessment
AssessmentTasks
LearningoutcomesandGraduateCapabilities
AssessmentCriteria
Weighting(%)
Duedate
1.
ResearchProjectProposalGroup Report
Learning outcomes: 1,2,3, 4, 5, 6 Graduate Capabilities: Adaptable and capable 21st century citizens who can communicate effectively, work collaboratively, think critically and solve complex problems Confident, creative lifelong learners who can use their understanding of themselves and others to achieve their goals in work and learning Responsible and ethical citizens who use their inter-cultural understanding to contribute to their local and global communities.
Refer to theassessmentguide
10%
Week 4
2.
ResearchProjectReportGroup Report
Learning outcomes: 1,2,3, 4, 5, 6 Graduate Capabilities: Adaptable and capable 21st century citizens who can communicate effectively, work collaboratively, think critically and solve complex problems Confident, creative lifelong learners who can use their understanding of themselves and others to achieve their goals in work and learning Responsible and ethical citizens who use their inter-cultural understanding to contribute to their local and global communities.
Refer to theassessmentguide
50%
Week 13
3.
MultimediaPresentationGroup Presentation
Learning outcomes: 1,2,3, 4, 5, 6 Graduate Capabilities: Adaptable and capable 21st century citizens who can communicate effectively, work collaboratively, think critically and solve complex problems Confident, creative lifelong learners who can use their understanding of themselves and others to achieve their goals in work and learning
Refer to theassessmentguide
20%
Week 12
4.
ReflectiveJournal Individual Reflective piece
Learning outcomes: 6 Graduate Capabilities: Confident, creative lifelong learners who can use their understanding of themselves and others to achieve their goals in work and learning.
Refer to theassessmentguide

READ ALSO...   Genetic and Environmental Foundations of Child

20%
Week 13
FulldetailsaboutassessmentareprovidedintheAssessmentGuidewhichcanbefoundontheVUCollaboratespaceforthisunit.
Please note: Students who submitted all marked assessment tasks and achieved an overall score of 45-49% in this unit may be eligible for supplementary assessment. However, no re-submission of any assessment component will be accepted if a student or group is not happy with the first attempt and wish to gain a higher score through a
second attempt in re-submission. This unit is not eligible for a conceded pass. For more details, please see the information provided in the University Supplementary Assessmentand Conceded Pass Procedure.
Indicative schedule
(Note:Timesand locationsofclassesare providedat enrolment.Any changesduring thestudyperiodwill benotifiedviathe unitwebsite.)
Session
Activities/topics
Additionalnotes
1
Unit of study and assessment overview Module 1: What is research? Module 2: Research question and objectives.
Form your research team (3-4 students) and come up with a broad area of research relevant to your discipline that interests the research team. Identify your research topic.
2
Module 3: Literature review Module 4: Research report structure
Finalise your research team’s expectations and meeting times. Find articles for your literature review. Bringtwoacademicjournalarticlesrelevanttoyourresearchtoclass.
3
Module 5: Ethics in research (online) Module 6: Research design (online)
Work on your literature review that forms part of Assessment 1.
4
Module 7: Research Instruments (online) Module 8: Exploring secondary databases for research & SPSS (online)
Continue working with your research team – literature review and Assessment 1. Submityourresearchproposal(Assessment1)*
5
Module 9: SPSS (lab session)
Submit your research instrument for feedback and approval. Continue working with your research team – plan and write up your research design
6
Project work Consultation available with Workshop Leader
Data Collection
7
Project work Consultation available with Workshop Leader
Data Collection/ Data Analysis
8
Project work Consultation available with Workshop Leader
Data Collection/ Data Analysis
9
Project work Consultation available with Workshop Leader
Continue working with your research team – prepare results/findings
10
Project work Consultation available with Workshop Leader
Continue working with your research team – prepare results/findings Continue working with your research team – prepare draft presentation
11
Project work Consultation available with Workshop Leader
Continue working with your research team – prepare results/findings Continue working with your research team – prepare draft presentation
12
Presentations
Continue working with your research team – write up discussion TeamPresentation(Assessment3)*
13
Revise your project (edit, check and recheck), if required, to incorporate any feedback the research team received from the panel in the presentations.
Submit your Reflective Journal (Assessment 4) *Submit your Research Project(Assessment2)*
* All assessment is to be submitted in MS Word format through the Assessment Dropbox (‘turn it in’) in VU Collaborate.
Note:
Class seminars are project-based. The above schedule is to provide you with an indication of the progress you should be making with your project. Students must come to the class for nominated hours and work at the university facilities. Workshop Leaders will be on campus for the nominated class and available for any support you may require. Teaching resources are available online (VU Collaborate) and some personal online learning is required to help you with aspects of your assessment. Most of the learning materials needed to complete the assessment in this unit were covered in the pre-requisite unit (BMO6630).
Class attendance is compulsory throughout the teaching semester. Group formation will occur at the start of the semester. If any student enrol late into this unit or does not have a team, the student concern will undertake all assessments as individual assignments.
Fair and equal contribution towards group assessment is expected of each member in a group. If any member dropped out of communication with other group members and has not contributed to the assessments, the group is required to inform the workshop leader before excluding the inactive member from their assignment submissions.
Scholarly writing, plagiarism and copyright
Part of what it means to be a ‘scholar’ is to engage with the work of others, for example, to extend or refine one’s own ideas, critique the work of others, or test and extend theories. Learning and assessment activities therefore often require you to gather information from a number of sources. This may include factual information, data or calculations, visual artefacts and written texts. Whenever you use the work of another person, you must acknowledge that source using the correct referencing system. Failure to acknowledge other people’s work appropriately may be regarded as plagiarism or academic misconduct. Use of one’s own previous work in satisfaction of a new assessment requirement is also not to be allowed unless it is an explicit requirement for the unit.
VU deals with plagiarism according to the AcademicIntegrityandPreventingPlagiarismPolicy.
All students and staff of Victoria University are also bound by the requirements of the Copyright Act (1968) and the University’s Copyright Material (the Use of) Policy when using third party copyright material in the course of their research and study. Please ensure that you familiarize yourself with this policy and the rules around use of materials produced or owned by others. For information on copyright entitlements and responsibilities for study and research please see vu.edu.au/library/referencing-copyright/copyright.
All BGP7730 assignments must not record a similarity rate of more than 20%. If the similarity rate exceeded 20%, the assignment must be revised to below 20% before the submission deadline. Assignment exceeding 20% in similarity rate will not be marked.
Referencing requirements within this unit
The referencing convention that is applicable to this unit is Harvard.
Academic writing and referencing guidelines
VU provides tools to assist you in understanding appropriate referencing, including those linked below. More can be found on the library website and under ‘Support and Resources’ on your unit site.
vu.edu.au/library/referencing-copyright/referencing-guides
vu.edu.au/campuses-services/student-support/language-learning/academic-writing
Important information about assessment
Your unit of study assessment conforms to the Student Assessment for Learning Policy and procedures, which are available in the University policy library: https://policy.vu.edu.au/.
Submission procedure
All assessments (group or individual) must be submitted together with a properly completed AssessmentDeclarationform.
All paper-based assessments must be submitted with the completed assessment cover sheets. All on-line assessments must have the Student Disclaimer accepted at the point of submission.
BGP7730 Business Research Project Page | 11
Adjustment to assessment arrangements
If you are unable to undertake or complete an assessment due to adverse circumstances the following arrangements may apply:
Latesubmissionofassessments–Shortextensionoftime
If you are unable to submit an assessment item on time, due to circumstances outside your control, you may apply for a short extension of time of less than five (5) working days. The standard penalty for late submission without an approved short extension will be 5% of the total possible mark per working day. If submission is overdue by more than ten (10) working days the work will not be assessed. Full details of the procedure for applying for a short extension are available here.
SpecialConsiderationandAlternativeExaminations
Special consideration is available for unexpected short-term physical or mental ill-health or other unexpected circumstances outside your control.
Alternative examinations are available for exceptional circumstances for students who apply at least five (5) working days prior to the commencement of the examination period.
You can find information and forms for special consideration and alternative examinations at http://www.vu.edu.au/student-life/exams-results/special-consideration-supplementary-exams.
Ongoingmodifiedassessment
Ongoing modified assessment arrangements are available if you have a disability or medical condition that may impact upon your studies. See Disability Support at https://www.vu.edu.au/campuses-services/student- support/disability-support.
You may need to contact a student counsellor to assist you with this process. For further information please see vu.edu.au/student-life/getting-help/counselling.
If you wish to be considered or apply for one of the above adjustment to assessment arrangements you should refer to the relevant procedure associated with the StudentAssessmentforLearningPolicy.
Supplementary assessment and conceded pass
Supplementary assessments and conceded passes are available in some circumstances. If you wish to be considered for a supplementary assessment you should refer to the Student Assessment for Learning – SupplementaryAssessment and Conceded PassProcedure.
Review of assessment outcome
The Student Assessment for Learning – Review of Individual Assessment Outcomes Procedure provides a process by which you may request a review of an assessment outcome.
Getting help and providing feedback
Support resources
Victoria University is committed to providing all students with the opportunity and support required to succeed in their studies. If you require any support regarding academic progress in your unit during the semester you are advised to speak to your unit co-ordinator.
We also offer a range of support, development and guidance services for all students. The portal (vu.edu.au/student-tools/myvu-student-portal) provides detailed information on a range of student services that you may find helpful. More information is also available in your unit site under ‘Support and Resources’.
Providing feedback: Student Evaluation System (SES)
Your feedback on your experiences within this unit is important, because it assists VU to improve the learning experience of units and courses for future students.
We encourage you to provide informal feedback directly to your unit and course co-ordinators. The University also collects your anonymous feedback systematically through the Student Evaluation Survey (SES), which is comprised of two student evaluation instruments: the Student Evaluation of Unit (SEU) and the Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET). Students are asked to complete the SEU and SET near the end of each unit. SEU and SET results are anonymous, and are not made available to the teaching staff in the unit until after the University has released your final grades.
Examples of actions taken recently to improve this unit, that were based on or influenced by student or other feedback
Information about how to structure and write reflective journals is provided in VU Collaborate.
Word Count for the final report and has been increased.
Student complaints resolution
Victoria University has a Student Complaints Resolution Policy to guide you through the steps you can take to resolve issues related to your time at the University. You can find more information on this process at: vu.edu.au/student-life/getting-help/student-complaints-resolution.
Unit Guide Version Number: 6
Last Validation Date: 9 July 2021
BGP7730 Business Research Project Page | 13
3113

READ ALSO...   COIT20262 – Advanced Network Security
Order from Academic Writers Bay
Best Custom Essay Writing Services

QUALITY: 100% ORIGINAL PAPERNO PLAGIARISM – CUSTOM PAPER