Informing business stakeholders of research outcomes is an important step in finalising the research process. This can be achieved through many mediums, such as, a brief report, one-page snapshot or infographic on the key findings, or through an oral presentation. For this assessment, your partner and you will be required to develop a snapshot brief relating to one of data sets (research studies) for consideration.
The snapshot brief should include:
• a brief overview of the research study;
• a review of the research objectives;
• demographics snapshot of the research participants;
• key findings for each proposed objective (demonstrating the application of a number of statistical techniques);
• final discussion and/or recommendations; and
• a professional design and format.
A list of resources that are relevant to the assignment task is provided on Blackboard [Assessments folder].
To perform satisfactorily in the assignment, consider the following:
• 1,500-word limit for this assessment.
• The design and format of your snapshot brief must be of a high standard (that is, considered acceptable in a professional environment). You should consider: text format, colour, design style, text style/size, quality of graphics and tables, spelling, grammar, etc.
• Demonstration of analysis techniques and the interpretation of data findings. This includes applying the correct statistical techniques for the question(s) under investigation, including both descriptive and inferential analyses, as well as identifying key-findings relevant to the study.
• Proof read your work before submission, as marks will be deducted for an unprofessional or unedited briefs. Please keep a back-up of all your work as there will be no extensions for ‘lost’ work.
• This assignment is worth 40% of the overall mark for BUS3100 and will be assessed using the mark sheet below. Students should take the time to read this mark sheet carefully to see where the marks will be allocated. Marks in boxes indicate abilities in relation to each assessment criteria but does not represent a numerical score. The final grade achieved in this assignment will represent the overall achievement in each assignment in relation to all assessment criteria. Feedback is usually provided within 2 weeks of submission.