WSOMM399-20A (TGA)

Report of an Investigation

15 Points

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School of Management and Marketing

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Paper Description

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Report of an Investigation
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Paper Structure

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‘99’ Timeline

AssessmentActivity
Initial and Final Proposals

Prepare an initial proposal. You will need to choose a topic and a company sponsor (a sponsor is only needed if you are NOT doing a desk topic study). If you are unsure of what is needed in the proposal, the convenor will be happy to assist you.
Submit this initial proposal to the convenor.

Once the initial proposal is approved, you will be assigned a supervisor and a second assessor for your investigation.
The supervisor will typically discuss your investigation with you and offer advice to guide you through the investigation process.

So that both parties have a clear understanding, you will be asked to rework your initial proposal into a final proposal and email it to your supervisor.

If you are NOT undertaking a desk study, you will also need to submit a research ethics application BEFORE you begin primary data collection (the ’99’ Student Guide in Moodle contains more information).

Liaise with your supervisor at least every two weeks, via email. Meet as necessary.
Draft Report (due 5 June 2020)

Submit your draft report via Moodle and receive constructive comments from your supervisor and second assessor.

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.



Final Report (due 26 June 2020)

Submit your final ‘99’ report via Moodle for grading

(Max. 6,000 words for a 399/499; 12,000 words for a 599)

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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
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  • 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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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. Draft Report
5 Jun 2020
1:00 PM
0
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Final Report
26 Jun 2020
1:00 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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The '99' Student Guide, which is available in Moodle.

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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

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: This paper is not available to students who have previously passed a 395/495 Industry Experience, 396/496 Management Internship or 399/499 Report of an Investigation through the Waikato Management School.

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