Evaluating a range of different but relevant reference

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Assessment Type: Annotated Bibliography (Reference List) - Assessment.

Purpose: This assessment allows students to develop research skills and begin to develop critical analysis skills by finding and evaluating a range of different but relevant reference sources relating to a given topic.. This assessment contributes to Learning Outcomes a, c, and e.

Topic: A current business topic - the specific topic will be advised in class and via Moodle. This business topic will form the focus of Assessments 2, 3 and 4 during the trimester.

Task Details: Annotated Bibliography (Reference List)

In academia, as in business, good reports demonstrate the ability to research and identify relevant material to be used as the basis for considering a question, supporting argument and arriving at justified conclusions or recommendations. While there may be many sources relating to any given topic or question, some will be far more suitable than others.

Good relevant supporting material will be:
- Relevant
- Recent (unless considered a seminal or classic article/book)
- Credible

Using the topic given, students need to research and identify 5 different sources which would be relevant if preparing an analysis report for the topic given. Included in the bibliography should be:
- At least 1 peer reviewed article
- At least 1 website
- At least 1 magazine or newspaper article
- At least 1 of the sources reviewed must fail to meet the some or all of the 3 criteria of good supporting material - relevant, recent and credible i.e. be a source you have viewed but decided it would not be appropriate to use - explain why it is not appropriate.

Wiki anything and About.com MUST NOT be included in your sources - good or otherwise.
For each source, pairs are to:
1. Cite the material correctly using Harvard (Anglia) referencing style
2. Briefly summarise the main findings or arguments of the source
3. Briefly critique (evaluate) the source's usefulness, reliability, objectivity or bias, assessing its strengths and/or weaknesses as if you were writing a research paper on the topic given.

Presentation

Assessments should be formatted as follows:
- Word .doc or .docx
- Font - Arial 10pt, Calibri 11pt or Times New Roman 12pt
- Title page
- A 1 line space between each of: heading, citation, summary paragraph, evaluation paragraph
- Each source identified by a heading made up by the Title in italics and the source type.

5 sources plus 500-800 words annotation.

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"The assignment discusses if the reduction in prices by a company would increase its demand and revenue for the post reduction period and what would be the impact on the same on the company's profitability. what other conditions shall be considered for this. The paper is prepared in Microsoft word with Harvard referencing".

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9/22/2017 5:12:17 AM

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8/8/2017 7:26:48 AM

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8/8/2017 7:26:11 AM

Things to think about when finding and evaluating your sources Evaluating a source: Good relevant supporting material will be: • Relevant - is the source on a similar topic e.g. o an article about accounting practices in Botswana, Russia or China are not likely to have much relevance to accounting practices in Australia, o an article about organisational structures in multinational Australian companies is unlikely to be relevant for an assignment about structuring a café business in Australia o an article about business management practices in the USA or UK is probably going to have relevance for an assignment about business management practices in Australia (provided the organisations are reasonably similar in size and industry) • Recent (unless considered a seminal or classic article/book) - usually the more recent the better for business management and accounting studies

len1594269

8/8/2017 7:25:52 AM

Presentation - language and style Language used is not acceptable and/or the Language used is acceptable but not professional and Language used is acceptable but not completely Language used is almost but not completely Language used is professional and assessment is the assessment is professional and the professional and the assessment is not presented as mainly presented assessment is the assessment presented as required - many as required - presented as is presented as required. / 20 errors. some errors. required. required. Total Mark /100 Comments:

len1594269

8/8/2017 7:25:44 AM

Citation presentation / 20 There are citation elements missing in 3 or more sources, incorrect citation style used, or some or all sources not cited. There are citation elements missing in 2 document citations, or 2 elements missing in 1 citation. Citation style is consistent but not Harvard (Anglia There are citation elements missing in 2 of the document citations, or 2 elements missing in 1 citation, but the rest are correct. Correct citation style used throughout. There are citation elements missing in 1 of the document citations but all others are correct. Correct citation style used throughout. All citations have all necessary elements, and are presented consistently using the nominated citation style.

len1594269

8/8/2017 7:25:14 AM

Summary of Sources / 25 Most or all summaries are lacking in completeness, thought, and/or quality of summary. All summaries are attempted but 3 are lacking in completeness, thought, and/or writing quality. 3 summaries are done well but 2 are lacking in completeness, thought, and /or quality of summary. All summaries except 1 are thoughtful, complete, and well summarised. All summaries are thoughtful, complete, and well summarised. Evaluation of Sources / 25 The evaluation of 3 or more sources is either not clearly and/or not correctly identified. The evaluation of 3 or more sources is either clearly or correctly identified, but not both. The evaluation of all except 2 sources is clearly and correctly identified. The evaluation of all except 1 source is clearly and correctly identified. The evaluation of all sources is clearly and correctly identified.

len1594269

8/8/2017 7:24:57 AM

Marking Guide: The marking rubric following this will be used to mark Assessment 2. More detail about the assessment and what is expected will be provided in class and via Moodle. The total mark will be scaled to a mark out of 20. BUS100 Professional Communication Skills Assessment 2 Marking Rubric CRITERIA Fail 0-49% Pass 50-59% Credit 60-69% Distinction 70-79% High Distinction 80-100% Quantity and Document cites variety of sources / 10 fewer than the number of sources outlined in the assignment and/or misses more than 1 type Document cites the number of sources outlined in the assignment but misses 1 type of source. Document cites the number and variety of sources outlined in the assignment. Document cites the number and variety of sources outlined in the assignment. Document cites the number and variety of sources outlined in the assignment. of source.

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