ITECH7407- REAL-TIME ANALYTICS
30% (20% for the report and 10% for the presentation)
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 highlighting how a particular large company utilizes Big Data to enhance productivity and efficiency. The report should be well researched and written in accordance with APA referencing style.
The following are the deliverables in this project:
1. 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.
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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 inweek11.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.
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Weighting: 20% for Team Report
Score Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory (0)
Presentation Information is well Information is Information is somewhat Information is somewhat
/Layout organized, well written, organized, well written, organized, proper organized, but proper
and proper grammar with proper grammar grammar and grammar and
and punctuation are and punctuation. punctuation mostly punctuation not always
used throughout. Correct layout used. used. Correct layout used. Some elements of
/2.5 marks Correct layout used. used. layout incorrect.
Structure Structure guidelines Structure guidelines Structure guidelines Some elements of
/2.5 marks Enhanced followed exactly mostly followed. structure omitted
Introduction Introduces the topic of Introduces the topic of Satisfactorily introduces Introduces the topic of
the report in an the report in an the topic of the report. the report, but omits a
extremely engaging engaging manner which Gives a general general background of
manner which arouses arouses the reader’s background. the topic and/or the
the reader’s interest. interest. Indicates the overall overall -plan- of the
Gives a detailed general Gives some general -plan- of the paper. paper.
background and background and
/2.5 marks indicates the overall indicates the overall
-plan- of the paper. -plan- of the paper.
Discussion of All topics discussed in Consistently detailed Most topics are Inadequate discussion
Topics depth. Displays deep discussion. Displays adequately discussed. of issues Little/no
analysis of issues with sound understanding Displays some demonstrated
no irrelevant info. with some analysis of understanding and understanding or
issues and no irrelevant analysis of issues. analysis of most issues
/8 marks Information and/or some irrelevant
Conclusion An interesting, well A good summary of the Satisfactory summary of Poor/no summary of the
written summary of the main points. the main points. main points.
main points. A good final comment A final comment on the A poor final comment on
An excellent final on the subject, based subject, but introduced the subject and/or new
comment on the on the information new material. material introduced.
/2.5 marks subject, based on the provided.
Referencing Correct referencing Mostly correct Mostly correct Not all material correctly
(APA). All quoted referencing (APA). All referencing (APA ) acknowledged.
material in quotes and quoted material in Some problems with Some problems with the
acknowledged. All Quotes & acknowledged. quoted material and reference list.
paraphrased material All paraphrased material paraphrased material
acknowledged. acknowledged. Some problems with the
/2 marks Correctly set out Mostly correct setting reference list.
reference list. out reference list.
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Team Report Presentation
Weighting: 10% for Team Presentation
Students are expected to create and present a 10-15 minute overview of the findings from their Team Report.
Presentation Style e.g. clarity, engagement /2
Team participation /1
Timing (10-15 minutes) /1
Team assignment Total = SubTotal-1 + SubTotal-2.
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