ACCTN582-21H (NET)

Research Project

20 Points

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Division of Management
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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Paper Description

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This paper is a part of Stage 3 in the MPAcct programme. The rationale for this paper is that students will apply their knowledge and learning in a real life situation. This paper will give students the opportunity to gain confidence in a professional environment. Students will be engaged in more insightful learning through the application of critical thinking and problem solving skills in this research project paper. This paper offers an alternative to students who are unable to find an accounting internship position but is able to find instead a research project that would allow them to still demonstrate their learning and knowledge in a real-life situation.
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Paper Structure

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It is anticipated that the research will result in a document of approximately 8,000 to 10,000 words to be submitted at the end of the Summer Semester (H Code - February 12)
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • 1. Undertake research that contributes to professional practice in the accounting sector.
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  • 2. Evaluate and critically analyse accounting concepts and application in practice.
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  • 3. Consider the future development of accounting principles, standards and practice to provide directions of the accounting sector.
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Assessment

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This is a research and practice based project.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Research Project
12 Feb 2021
5:00 PM
100
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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This is a research and practice based project – students will conduct their own research for relevant reading materials depending upon their project topic.

You can access the following website to read about "How to write a research report"

How to write a research report [https://www.scribbr.com/category/research-paper/]

How to write a research report (Video) [Available via University of Waikato Library]

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Recommended Readings

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Resources available in the University of Waikato Library

Student Research and Report Writing: From Topic Selection to the Complete Paper

Wang, Gabe T ; Park, Keumjae
Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated. 2016

This is an invaluable, concise, all-in-one guide for carrying out student research and writing a paper, adaptable to course use and suitable for use by students independently, it successfully guides students along every step of the way. Allows students to better manage their research projects Exercises and worksheets break down the research process into small steps and walk students through each stage of the research project Offers real-world and lively examples that are attractive and relevant to students Based on twenty years of experience in teaching research techniques to students in a way that avoids the methodology "overkill" from encyclopaedic and intimidating textbooks Accompanying website includes powerpoint lecture slides for instructors and helpful links to video resources for student. Visit www.wiley.com\go\wang\researchreportwriting

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Online Support

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If you require online support for Moodle please email helpdesk at: wmshelp@waikato.ac.nz
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Workload

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It is anticipated that the research will result in a document of approximately 8,000 to 10,000 words to be submitted at the end of the Summer Semester (around mid-February). Submission requirements are the same as for The University of Waikato 591 requirements http://www.waikato.ac.nz/sasd/examinations/exams6.shtml which indicates:
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ACCT572 or ACCTN572, ACCT573 or ACCTN573, ACCT574 or ACCTN574 and ACCT575 or ACCTN575

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ACCT582

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