MNMGT399-19C (HAM)

Report of an Investigation

15 Points

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Report of an Investigation
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Paper Structure

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399 Timeline

Assessment 99 Research Investigation Length 99 Experiential Investigation Length

Preparation

Read 399 paper outline. Review material on this paper online via Moodle. Contact Bobbie Wisneski via email for more advice on how to get started. Read 399 paper outline.Review material on this paper online via Moodle. Contact Bobbie Wisneski via email for more advice on how to get started.

Choose a topic & find a sponsor.

Meet with the Centre for Professional Experience to discuss options.

Week 1

Expectations (5%)

Brief
Table of Contents (for final report)
Data sources

2-3 pages

Project brief
Goals

2-3 pages

Week 2-3

Receive feedback on expectations.
NOTE: You may need to apply for ethics approval if undertaking primary research involving human subjects (respondents). See https://www.waikato.ac.nz/research-enterprise/ethics and talk with your supervisor

Receive feedback on expectations.
NOTE: You may need to apply for ethics approval if undertaking primary research involving human subjects (respondents). See https://www.waikato.ac.nz/research-enterprise/ethics and talk with your supervisor

Week 2-8

Meet with your supervisor at least twice

Meet with your supervisor at least twice

Week 8

Pre-analysis preparation (20%)

Background to the organisation/research question
Literature Review
Methodology
enterprise/ethics and talk with your supervisor.

Max 2000 words*

Background to the organisation/problem
Completion of hours within the organisation

Max 500 words**
60 hours

Week 10

Receive feedback on assessment 2

Receive Feedback on assessment 2

Week 9-20

Liaise with supervisor at least every two weeks, via email.Meet as necessary

Liaise with supervisor at least every two weeks, via email.Meet as necessary

Draft Week 20
Final Week 26

Final Project (70%)

Draft and then final report
Note: The draft report does not carry any weight in your final assessment, but experience shows the better the draft, the better the final report typically.

Max 5000 words* (incl. assessment 2, but submit together)

Draft and then final project
Note: The draft report does not carry any weight in your final assessment, but experience shows the better the draft, the better the final report typically.

Max 5000 words**

Week 26

Reflections (5%)

Survey on challenges and learning from process

Online survey to be completed

Survey on challenges and learning from process

Online survey to be completed

* Discuss with your supervisor

** Discuss with your supervisor or CPE depending on project

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Identify an appropriate topic relevant to an organisation

    Identify an appropriate topic relevant to an organisation

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  • Develop a pertinent research question or problem statement based on background research and literature review as necessary

    Develop a pertinent research question or problem statement based on background research and literature review as necessary

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  • Collect and/or analyse data relevant to that research question or problem statement
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  • Draw recommendations or conclusions based on research conducted relevant to the original research question or problem statement
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  • Effectively communicate their investigation through a written report.
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  • Effectively reflect on their own learning throughout the process of investigation
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Assessment

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See below
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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. Expectations
6 Dec 2018
No set time
5
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2. Pre-Analysis Preparation
14 Feb 2019
5:00 PM
20
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3. Draft Report
23 May 2019
5:00 PM
0
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4. Final Report
1 Jul 2019
5:00 PM
70
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5. Reflection
5
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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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Online Support

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Moodle
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Workload

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150 hours
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: Students should have completed 240 points, including 120 points above Level 1

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: This paper is not available to students who have previously passed a 495 Industry Experience, 496 Management Internship or 499 Report of an Investigation through the Waikato Management School.

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