I have attached the necessary documents relating to the BGL Research Project that I am doing this semester.

In my previous semester I was doing a unit named Research Methods, which contained 2 assignments. I have attached those two assignments which are named “Research Methods – Assignment 1” & “Research Methods – Assignment 2” for you to use. Assignment 2 was built upon assignment 1, and you can refer to the previous semester unit outline to understand what it was about. Both these previous assignments relate to a research proposal and the methods that would be used for the actual research project. My research topic is there in these two assignments.

The current assignment you will be doing is the actual research project. Therefore, I have attached the unit outline for BGL Research Project, which gives instructions regarding another 2 assignments. “Assignment 1: Research Design” in this research project is basically the previous Assignments 1 + 2 from Research Methods, both of which you have to refine and combine within 3000 words (+-10% word count). This is due on the 1st of September, but I would like it to be completed by 21st of August or before.

“Assignment 2: Research Report” in Research Project then builds upon the “Assignment 1: Research Design”, and has a total word count of 8000 words (+-10%). However, these 8000 words include assigment 1 3000 words. Therefore, in actual you have to do 5000 words for Assignment 2. Assignment 2 is the one which involves the actual research to be done that will be guided by assignment 1. This is due on the 10th of November, however I would like it to be completed quite some time before that to fix any issues that may arise.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
The University of Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal peoples as the traditional
custodians of the land upon which the University’s main campus sits, and pays respect
to all Elders past and present.
INTRODUCTION
This Unit Outline must be read in conjunction with:
UC Student Guide to Policies, which sets out University-wide policies and procedures, including information on matters such as
plagiarism, grade descriptors, moderation, feedback and deferred exams, and is available at http://www.canberra.edu.au/currentstudents/student-policies. a. b. Any additional information specified in section 6.
1. CORE UNIT DETAILS
Unit Code and Version: 9504|1
Unit Title: BGL Research Project PG
Unit Level: P
Owning Faculty/Section: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
UC Discipline/Section: School of Management
Enrolled Credit Points: 3
Unit Offering Details:
Semester 2, 2019, PROJECT, BRUCE (187399)
For an explanation of delivery modes see Unit Modes of
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Delivery Titles. Unit Convener Name and Contact
Details:
Professor Richard Hu, AICP RPIA
Room: 11A22
Tel: 62012051
Email: richard.hu@canberra.edu.au
Administrative Contact Details:
Student Centre Inquiry Counter
Email: BGLStudent@canberra.edu.au
Location: 1B150
Phone: 1300 301 727
2. ACADEMIC CONTENT
Unit Description
This postgraduate unit aims at transforming the mindsets of students from coursework
study to performing professional, research-based tasks in the specialist disciplinary area
of their course. The unit requires students to use the knowledge they gained in the BGL
Research Methodology unit and undertake a research project in their area of specialty.
They will draw on the theory, knowledge, and skills learned in the units of their course.
The unit convenor, along with specialist supervisors from the relevant discipline area, will
assist students in specifying a suitable project for research.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to: 1. Frame a research topic and draw on current literature to develop
a theoretical framework for the researching it;
2. Develop an appropriate research methodology and collect, evaluate, interpret and present information and/or numerical data
using appropriate information and communication technology;
3. Illustrate and evaluate the context of their research, including professional, social, economic, legal and ethical issues and
stakeholders’ impact; and
4. Demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment, adaptability, responsibility, and professional skills, including as communication and
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project management.
Graduate Attributes
1. UC graduates are professional – communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional – display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional – employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional – take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional – use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world
problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens – adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens – communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens – make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens – understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners – evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners – reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual
professional and academic development
Skills Development
As students of the University of Canberra, you will develop your critical thinking skills,
your ability to solve complex problems, your ability to work with others, your confidence
to learn independently, your written communication skills, your spoken communication
skills and a number of work-related knowledge and skills.
Prerequisite
Minimum of 15cp and Research Methods PG
Co-requisite
None.
3. TIMETABLE OF ACTIVITIES
Weeks Research Activities
Weeks 1-4 Develop or refine research design and write up:
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Research problem
Literature review
Methodology
Weeks 5-11
Fieldwork, research and write up:
Data collection, analysis and interpretation
Findings
Discussion
Recommendations
Weeks 12-13 Final report preparation
4. UNIT RESOURCES
4a List of Required Texts/Readings:
Link to Library Unit Resources
Link to Co-Op Bookshop
Paul D. Leedy and Jeanne Ellis Ormrod, 2019, Practical Research: Planning and
Design, (12th edition), Pearson.
Or recent previous editions.
4b Materials and Equipment:
None.
4c Unit Website:
Each unit you are enrolled in has an online teaching site in the learning management
system UCLearn. You access UCLearn through MyUC. Follow the link that says
Continue to UCLearn (Canvas).
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Due Date:
Weighting Percentage:
4d Social Media:
Social media will be used as part of the teaching and learning of this unit, and relates to
websites and applications that allow students and staff to create and share material, or
interact via social networking activities. This can take many forms including text, images,
audio, video, gestures (such as ‘liking’, ‘favouriting’, ‘following’) and other multimedia
communications. Students and staff should be aware that social media creates an
environment for limitless communication, collaboration, dialogue and information
exchange but that there should be an awareness of the ‘amplificatory’ effect of popular
content, which can portray both positive and negative outputs. Students should note that
social media is not at the control of the University and, therefore, changes may be made
to learning or assessment materials at late notice as a consequence of changes to
content or access to the social media platform. Students are warned that there may be
possible disturbing content that can be viewed when using social media, that is outside
the control of the University. Students who are concerned with the use of social media
for privacy or other issues are advised to speak with their unit convener as soon as
possible.
For further information please refer to the section on Social Media in the Assessment
Procedures. 5A. ASSESSMENT ITEM DETAILS
Click on an Assessment Item for more details.
Assignment 1: Research Design
11:55 pm 1 September 2019
30%
Addresses learning outcome(s):
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to: 1. Frame a research topic and draw on current literature to
develop a theoretical framework for the researching it;
2. Develop an appropriate research methodology and collect, evaluate, interpret and present information and/or
numerical data using appropriate information and communication technology;
3. Illustrate and evaluate the context of their research, including professional, social, economic, legal and ethical issues
and stakeholders’ impact; and
4. Demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment, adaptability, responsibility, and professional skills, including as
communication and project management.
Related graduate attribute(s):
1. UC graduates are professional – communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional – communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional – employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional – take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional – use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and
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Due Date:
Weighting Percentage:
real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens – adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international
boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens – communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens – make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens – understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners – evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners – reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for
continual professional and academic development
Guidelines: Each student will prepare a project design that contains the research problem, literature review, and methodology.
The suggested word length is 3,000 words, including references. The APA reference style should be used.
Assessment criteria: Research problem: A clearly defined and stated problem for research with justified significance and innovation. (30%)
Literature review: A literature review with width and depth to contextualise and underpin the topic, and identify a knowledge gap.
(30%)
Methodology: An appropriate methodology (qualitative methods, quantitative methods, or mixed methods) to address the
research problem, and a detailed research design for implementation. (30%)
Format: A well-organised structure and appropriate stylistics. (10%)
Assignment 2: Research Report
11:55 pm 10 November 2019
70%
Addresses learning outcome(s):
Related graduate attribute(s):
1. UC graduates are professional – communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional – display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their
workload
1. UC graduates are professional – employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional – use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and
real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens – adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international
boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens – communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens – make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens – understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners – evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners – reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for
continual professional and academic development
Guidelines: Each student will prepare a complete research report, including updated work from assignment 1. The suggested
word length is 8,000 words, including references. The APA reference style should be used.
Assessment criteria: Research problem: The research should address a problem that has theoretical and/or practical significance and innovation. Its
value is well justified. Finding its answers will contribute to the profession or real world. (10%)
Literature review: A robust literature review to contextualise and underpin the topic, and identify a knowledge gap. (10%)
Methodology: The methodology (qualitative methods, quantitative methods, or mixed methods) is appropriate to address the
research problem. The research has methodological rigor to assure valid findings. (10%)
Findings: The findings derive from the data collection, analysis and interpretation. The findings are valid and evidence-based.
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(20%)
Discussion: The discussion has a rigorous review of the findings and clearly articulates the research’s contribution to literature
and knowledge. (20%)
Recommendations: The recommendations are built upon the findings and discussion, and provide effective solutions to the real
world problem. (20%)
Format: The report is accurate and readable, and has well-organised structure and appropriate stylistics. (10%)
5B. ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS
Submission of assessment items:
Where possible, all assessment items will be submitted online via the teaching site in
UCLearn. The first page of each assessment item should include the following
information:
Student ID number:
Assessment Name:
Word Count (if applicable):
Students’ names are not to be included on any assessment tasks/submission. Only
Student ID numbers should be included (as per the Assessment Policy and Assessment
Procedures).
Assessment items must be submitted to the assignment area in the unit’s UCLearn site,
relating to that piece of assessment. It is the student’s responsibility to upload the correct
and corresponding draft or assessment item, to the right submission section.
Late submissions will only be accepted for a limited period. If more than one late
submission is made within that period, only the first late submission will be accepted for
marking and may be subject to penalties as detailed in the Assessment Procedures. Extensions
Students can apply for an extension to the submission due date for an assessment item
through extenuating, evidenced circumstances (specific details are found in the
Assessment Procedures). Extensions must be applied for before the due date.
Documentary evidence (e.g. medical certificate) will be expected for an extension to be
granted, however this will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit
Convener or relevant Program Director will decide whether to grant an extension and the
length of the extension.
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An Assignment Extension form is available from the Student Forms page.
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of
5% reduced marks from the total available, per calendar day late. An assignment
submitted over 7 days late will not be accepted.
Special Assessment Requirements:
Information on extensions and special consideration for assessments can be found in
the Student Guide to Policies.
Year-Long Units: Students enrolled in year-long units (consisting of a part A and part B
unit code) will be allocated a continuing grade (CNTYL) on completion of part A. Once
the student has completed part B, the grade for part A will be updated so that the grades
for the two unit codes are the same.
Supplementary Assessment:
Refer to the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedures. Academic Integrity
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship.
Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others’ work must
be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of
data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete
the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can
access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the ‘Avoiding Plagiarism’ link in the
Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff
reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software
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matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources:
the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
6. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY
6a Learner Engagement
In order to get the most out of your studies, it is strongly recommended that you plan
your time commitments, actively engage in class discussions (online or face-to-face) and
work with your peers as part of your study. The amount of time you will need to spend on
study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge,
learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments
you should note that for a 3 credit point unit the total notional workload over the
semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours. The total workload for units of different
credit point value should vary proportionally. For example, for a 6 credit point unit the
total notional workload over a semester or term is assumed to be 300 hours.
6b Inclusion and Engagement
It is strongly recommended that students who need assistance in undertaking the unit
because of disability or an ongoing health condition register with the Inclusion and
Engagement Office as soon as possible so that reasonable adjustment arrangements
can be made.
6c Participation Requirements:
This is a research unit. There are one lecture and three tutorials to provide instructions
to the students how to progress with their research. It is highly recommended that
students attend all classes and actively participate in the discussion.
6d Withdrawal:
If you are planning to withdraw please discuss with your Unit Convener. UC College
students must also seek advice from the College.
Please see Withdrawal of Units for information on deadlines.
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7. STUDENT FEEDBACK
All students enrolled in this unit will have opportunities to provide anonymous feedback
on the unit. This will be posted on your InterFace page at the beginning, middle and end
of the teaching period. InterFace can be accessed through MyUC. Changes to Unit Based on Student Feedback:
Tutorials are added per students’ feedback, and one introductory lecture is also added.
8: AUTHORITY OF THIS UNIT OUTLINE
Any change to the information contained in Section 2 (Academic content), and Section 5
(Assessment) of this document, will only be made by the Unit Convener if the written
agreement of the Program Director and a majority of students has been obtained; and if
written advice of the change is then provided on the unit site in UCLearn. If this is not
possible, written advice of the change must be then forwarded to each student enrolled
in the unit at their registered term address. Any individual student who believes
him/herself to be disadvantaged by a change is encouraged to discuss the matter with
the Unit Convener.
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