Week 10 – Presentation
Week 11– Research Report
In recent years, the ability of Business Intelligence (BI) technologies to provide historical, current, and predictive views of business operations based on the collection, extraction, and analysis of business data to improve decision has been the basis of several studies. More recently, “Big Data” and “Big Data Analytics” have further stirred the interest of researchers and practitioners alike.
In this track, write a research report of about 3000 words focusing on one of the following topics
1. Big Data for Supply Chain and Operations Management
2. Social and Ethical Issues in Big Data
3. Sports Analytics
The report should be well researched and written in accordance with APA referencing style.
Form a group of between 2-3 members
The following are the deliverables in this project:
1. First is the Proposal. Your team will propose a research study that will involve investigating and determining how a particular large organization use Big Data for driving productivity, in a no more than 5-minute presentation in class for feedback and approval by the lecturer in week 7.
2. Final deliverable consists of a presentation (10%) in week 10 and a research report (20%) in week 11.
The presentation of your findings in this project would be of about 20-minute duration.
Every student is expected to submit a short report to their lecturer stating their contribution to their team. Lecturers reserve the right to reduce a student’s mark if their contribution to their team is deemed insubstantial.
Each team is expected to present their report findings as part of the “Team Report Presentation” assessment task during week 10.
You are reminded to read the “Plagiarism” section of the course description. Your essay should be a synthesis of ideas from a variety of sources expressed in your own words.
All reports must use the APA referencing style.
University Referencing/Citation Style Guide:
The University has published a style guide to help students correctly reference and cite information they use in assignments (American Psychological Association (APA) citation style,
http://www.ballarat.edu.au/aasp/student/learning_support/generalguide/print/ch06s04 .shtmlor Australian citation style
Reports are to be presented in hard copy in size 12 ArialFont and doublespaced. Your report should include a list of references used in the essay and a bibliography of the wider reading you have done to familiarize yourself on the topic.
Report Submission: Hard-copy to tutors/lecturers assignment box in week11.Double-sided printing for the hard-copy is encouraged in order to save paper.Declaration should be done to declare how much (percentage) each of the team has contributed to the report.
A passing grade will be awarded to assignments adequately addressing all assessment criteria. Higher grades require better quality and more effort. For example, a minimum is set on the wider reading required. A student reading vastly more than this minimum will be better prepared to discuss the issues in depth and consequently their
report is likely to be of a higher quality. So before submitting, please read through the assessment criteria very carefully.