EBECS Coursework

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Assessment One - Essay covering Modules

Assessed Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to conduct background research in the subject area
  • Ability to evaluate background research critically
  • Ability to propose a new solution or predict future development trend in the subject area
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly to the subject-familiar audience

Main steps

  1. Understand your topic
  2. Plan your report structure
  3. Research your subject
  4. Develop your argument
  5. Use relevant evidence
  6. Develop your academic writing style
  7. Think how to present your work

1. Understanding your topic

  • The topics are intentionally broad
  • You need to narrow down your topic to focus on a particular aspect or trend
  • Questions to ask yourself:
  • Why did I choose this topic?
  • What difference my research report would make for people with interests in this area?
  • Can I see any new/alternative solutions to the problem?
  • Can I predict future developments or trends in the subject area?

Interpreting the topic

  • Make sure, to interpret the topic within the framework of the EBECS Learning Outcomes, i.e.:
  • How technology affects business models
  • What opportunities new technological developments can bring to the way of doing business
  • How businesses can respond to current and future challenges with the help of technology
  • What challenges technology itself might introduce to the business

2. Planning your report structure

  • Abstract: provides short overview of the entire report with main ideas and findings
  • Background: provides introduction to the problem domain, current views and findings, i.e. “state-of-the-art” on the subject
  • Problem scope and research questions: identifies main focus of your research
  • Discussion: considers main arguments in support of your research question(s); introduces possible counter-arguments
  • Recommendations: makes resulting recommendations for action / trend predictions
  • Conclusion: summarising your main idea and findings
  • References and Bibliography

3. Research your subject

  • Select acknowledged authorities rather than self-proclaimed ones:
  • Peer-reviewed academic publications
  • Impartial independent analytical reports
  • Case studies
  • Cite unbiased and objective sources, avoid motivated opinions
  • Use a recently published report over the older one
  • When possible, select an authority known to your audience
  • Keep careful track of used sources from the beginning

 

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