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Edexcel HND in Business

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Higher National Diploma in Business Assignment Front Cover Sheet Page 2 .

You will then be asked to complete an alternative assignment on next semester. you may apply (in writing) for an extension.1. in you text and any bibliography.2. .1.3. If you are unable to hand in your assignment on time and have valid reasons such as illness. Check carefully the hand in date and the instructions given with the assignment.5 2.3.1. using the HARVARD referencing system.1.3 4.4. If you are caught plagiarising you could have your grade reduced to A REFERRAL or at worst you could be excluded from the course. (See your Student Handbook for details. 2.1. 2. Ensure that you give yourself enough time to complete the assignment by the due date.3.Unit Title: Research Project Assignment Title & Number: Number 1 Submission Date: 15th March 2014         Learning Outcomes Covered: Outcome1: Understand how to formulate a research specification Outcome2: Be able to implement the research project within agreed procedures and to specification Outcome3: Be able to evaluate the research outcomes Outcome4: Be able to present the research outcomes Assessment Criteria Covered: 1. Don’t leave things such as printing to the last minuet – excuses of this nature will not be accepted for failure to hand in the work on time? You must take responsibility for managing your own time effectively. Late submissions will not be accepted. otherwise you may be guilty of plagiarism. Take great care that if you use other people’s work or ideas in your assignment. 3. Non-submission of work without valid reasons will lead to an automatic REFERRAL.1. RESEARCH PROJECT Page 3 .) Failure to achieve at least a PASS grade will result in a REFERRAL grade being given. you properly reference them.

While you have the freedom to select the research topic. project management knowledge. it is very important that you have obtained prior approval from your supervisor regarding the proposed research project well in advance to the commencement of detail work. The work you undertake shall in some way uplift an organisation or mankind in general. You are expected to demonstrate your technical skills. this module aims to give you an opportunity to piece together and apply knowledge that you have gained in many other modules of your HND in Business Management programme. logical as well as creative thinking by undertaking a disciplined work to cater for a real world scenario by researching on real world organization/s or any thing related to business management of acceptable scope. To achieve this end you are expected to undertake an individual Research project of your own choice but with an applicability of real world implementation within the given period of time. Also where appropriate obtain the necessary permission from your intended client as well.Research Project. Page 4 .

1) Formulate and record possible research project outline specifications Follow the research structure that has been given and the smooth flow of the research project P1.Outcomes & Assessment criteria Possible Evidence P1: Understand how to formulate a research specification P1.5) Provide an appropriate plan and procedures for the agreed research specification The student should explain the significance of the study Comprehensive relevance through out the research project and the literature review Understand how to design the research considering all the research approaches Appropriate planning and evidence of research methodology with justifications P2: Be able to implement the research project within agreed procedures and to specification P2.3) Record and collate relevant data where appropriate Page 5 Data collection and presentation relevant to the provided research question Feedback .1) Match resources efficiently to the Evidence and justification should be provided research question or hypothesis with regards to the usage of appropriate materials P2.2) Undertake the proposed research Carry out the research in compliance of the investigation in accordance with the agreed methodology stated specification and procedures P2.4) Produce a research project specification P1.3) Undertake a critical review of key references P1.2) 2 Identify the factors that contribute to the process of research project selection P1.

3) Make recommendations and justify areas for further consideration Innovative and relevant recommendations and justification of area of research P4: Be able to present the research outcomes P4.P3: Be able to evaluate the research outcomes P3.1 ) Use appropriate research evaluation Evidence of the analytical tools that have been techniques used P3.1) Use an agreed format and appropriate Presentation of the research out come media to present the outcomes of the research to an audience.2) Interpret and analyze the results in terms of the original research specification Evidence of answered research question and tested hypothesis P3. Page 6 .

4.1.appropriate learning methods/techniques have been applied effective approach to study and research has been applied M2. Present and communicate appropriate findings.7.the appropriate structure and approach has been used M3.communication has taken place in familiar and unfamiliar contexts Page 7 Achieved Feedback . M2.3.a range of sources of information has been used M2.Merit Criteria Grade Description (Merit) Possible evidence M1. M1. Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions.3. M3. Select/design and apply appropriate methods/techniques.

Take responsibility for managing and organizing activities.the importance of interdependence has been recognized and achieved D3. D2.2. projects or investigations have been planned and organized D2.7.innovation and creative thought have been applied D3.4.5. Use critical applications to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions. D1. D3.substantial activities.Conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified D1.Problems have been solved D3.3-convergent and lateral thinking have been applied D3.Grade Description (Distinction) Possible evidence D1.4.3.effective thinking has taken place in unfamiliar contexts Page 8 Achieved Feedback .5.Realistic improvements have been proposed against defined characteristics for success D2.activities have been managed D2. Demonstrate D3.2.1.self-evaluation has taken place convergent/lateral/creative thinking.