vAnnotated Bibliography (Reference List) 5 annotated (summarised and evaluated) references of different types 1000 words excluding references Individual assessment
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|BUS100 Professional Communication Skills|
|Assessment 2 Details|
|Assessment Type:||Annotated Bibliography (Reference List) – Individual assessment.|
|5 sources plus 500-800 words annotation.|
|Purpose:||This assessment allows students to develop research skills and begin to|
|develop critical analysis skills by finding and evaluating a range of different|
|but relevant reference sources relating to a given topic.. This assessment|
|contributes to Learning Outcomes a, c, and e.|
|Due Date:||Week 6 – 5.00pm Friday of Week 6 – 18 August 2017|
|Submission:||Electronically through KOI’s Moodle subject home page as a Word .doc or|
|.docx – the font should be ARIAL 10 point.|
|Topic:||A current business topic – the specific topic will be advised in class and via|
|Moodle. This business topic will form the focus of Assessments 2, 3 and 4|
|during the trimester.|
|Task Details:||Annotated Bibliography (Reference List)|
|(See Moodle for more details and worked examples).|
In academia, as in business, good reports demonstrate the ability to research and identify relevant material to be used as the basis for considering a question, supporting argument and arriving at justified conclusions or recommendations. While there may be many sources relating to any given topic or question, some will be far more suitable than others.
Good relevant supporting material will be:
- Recent (unless considered a seminal or classic article/book)
Using the topic given, students need to research and identify 5 different sources which would be relevant if preparing an analysis report for the topic given. Included in the bibliography should be:
- At least 1 peer reviewed article
- At least 1 website
- At least 1 magazine or newspaper article
- At least 1 of the sources reviewed must fail to meet the some or all of the 3 criteria of good supporting material – relevant, recent and credible i.e. be a source you have viewed but decided it would not be appropriate to use – explain why it is not appropriate.
Wiki anything and About.com MUST NOT be included in your sources – good or otherwise.
For each source, pairs are to:
- Cite the material correctly using Harvard (Anglia) referencing style
- Briefly summarise the main findings or arguments of the source
- Briefly critique (evaluate) the source’s usefulness, reliability, objectivity or bias, assessing its strengths and/or weaknesses as if you were writing a research paper on the topic given.
Points 2 and 3 should be between 100 and 160 words per source (500 – 800 words total).
Assessments should be formatted as follows:
- Word .doc or .docx
- Font – Arial 10pt
- Title page
- A 1 line space between each of: heading, citation, summary paragraph, evaluation paragraph
- Each source identified by a heading made up by the Title in italics and the source type.
Source 1: Imported and Domestic beef – substitutes or complements, peer-reviewed journal article.
Worked examples of an annotated bibliography will be provided in class and via Moodle. Students should carefully read and follow the guidelines given in the document BUS100 Annotated-Bibliography-Helpsheet to maximise their presentation marks for the assessment.
|Marking Guide:||The marking rubric following will be used to mark Assessment 2.|
|CRITERIA||Fail 0-49%||Pass 50-59%||Credit 60-69%||Distinction|
|Quantity and||Document cites|
|variety of||fewer than the||Document cites||Document cites|
|sources||number of||Document cites|
|the number of||Document cites the||the number and|
|sources outlined||the number and|
|sources outlined||number and variety||variety of|
|in the||variety of sources|
|in the assignment||of sources outlined||sources outlined|
|assignment||outlined in the|
|/ 10||but misses 1 type||in the assignment.||in the|
|more than 1 type|
|Summary of||Most or all||All summaries are||3 summaries are|
|summaries are||All summaries|
|attempted but 3||done well but 2 are||All summaries are|
|lacking in||except 1 are|
|are lacking in||lacking in||thoughtful,|
|thought, and/or||complete, and|
|thought, and/or||thought, and /or||well summarised.|
|quality of||well summarised.|
|/ 25||writing quality.||quality of summary.|
|Evaluation of||The reliability of||The reliability of 3|
|Sources||The reliability of||The reliability of|
|3 or more||or more sources is||The reliability of all|
|all except 1||all sources is|
|sources is either||either clearly or||except 2 sources is|
|source is clearly||clearly and|
|not clearly and/or||correctly||clearly and correctly|
|not correctly||identified, but not||identified.|
|Citation||There are||There are citation||There are citation||There are citation|
|citation elements||elements missing||elements missing in||All citations have|
|missing in 3 or||in 2 document||2 of the document||all necessary|
|in 1 of the|
|more sources,||citations, or 2||citations, or 2||elements, and are|
|incorrect citation||elements missing||elements missing in||presented|
|style used, or||in 1 citation.||1 citation, but the||but all others are||consistently using|
|/ 20||correct. Correct|
|some or all||Citation style is||rest are correct.||the nominated|
|citation style used|
|sources not||consistent but not||Correct citation style||citation style.|
|cited.||Harvard (Anglia||used throughout.|
|Presentation –||Language used is||Language used|
|language and||better than a Pass|
|is above the|
|style||Language used is||graded but still|
|average standard||Language used is|
|acceptable but||contains some|
|Language used||– mostly||very professional|
|contains errors||grammatical errors|
|is not acceptable||grammatically||and the|
|and the||and lacks|
|and/or the||assessment is||sophistication in||correct and uses||assessment is|
|/ 20||assessment is||some||presented as|
|mainly presented||choice and use of|
|not presented as||sophistication in||required with|
|as required but no||words. The|
|required – many||choice and use||additional effort in|
|additional effort||assessment is|
|errors.||or words. The||presentation|
|made – some||presented as|
|contains some minor|
The total marks will be scaled to a mark out of 30.
Things to think about when finding and evaluating your sources
Evaluating a source:
Good relevant supporting material will be:
- Relevant – is the source on a similar topic e.g.
o an article about accounting practices in Botswana, Russia or China are not likely to have much relevance to accounting practices in Australia,
- an article about organisational structures in multinational Australian companies is unlikely to be relevant for an assignment about structuring a café business in Australia
- an article about business management practices in the USA or UK is probably going to have relevance for an assignment about business management practices in Australia (provided the organisations are reasonably similar in size and industry)
- Recent (unless considered a seminal or classic article/book) – usually the more recent the better for business management and accounting studies
- If using older articles consider:
- How has the world or the situation changed since the article was written e.g. if you are writing about the financial growth opportunities, anything pre 2007-2008 (the Global Financial Crisis) is less likely to be relevant
- If discussing successful car brands, articles about the success of the Volkswagen brand written before 2015 (emissions scandal) are probably out
- The exception is original thinking which forms the basis of most current thinking e.g. Henry Fayol (1841 – 1925) developed 14 General Principles of Managerial Effectiveness, many of which are still considered the basis of good management, however given the changes in the business environment of today, may not be completely relevant to a given set of business circumstances. Using such a source to support your theories would need careful discussion of how it still applies.
- Credible – very important if using websites, or really anything to support your point of view. To determine credibility you need to consider the accuracy, authority, coverage, currency and objectivity of the source.
- A website created by Sarah Coates for a project for her LIS 5503: Information Literacy and Instruction class, offered by the University of Oklahoma’s School of
Library and Information Studies in the Spring of 2011 is an excellent resource to help students find and evaluate credible sources https://sites.google.com/site/evaluatingsourcecredibility/home
- For both sides of the credibility argument over a piece of published research used to support a current marketing campaign, try googling A2 milk research credibility – you will find many articles, websites and arguments for both sides of the argument – also an interesting exercise on possible bias in research outcomes.
You have been asked to find and evaluate 5 sources.
The sources need to be about the topic chosen by those who voted:
- you may choose to find sources about the topic generally,
- or you may choose to focus on sources that might more directly relate to a particular point about the topic you wish to discuss.
You must include:
- At least 1 peer reviewed article – use EBSCOHOST via the Moodle links to develop your research finding skills
- At least 1 website – the website could be a government Website, a company or professional organisation website, or website created by a single person (blog type websites) – a google or other search using your preferred search words will reveal many possible websites
o Hint: look through a few of the search results rather than just the first or second website
listed – makes your research a bit more interesting
o Do not use a source with [PDF] beside the website name for this section
- At least 1 magazine or newspaper article – either print or electronic can be used – the article source could be an independent newspaper such as the Sydney Morning Herald or Telegraph, an industry or organisational magazine, any online ezine
- At least 1 of the sources reviewed must fail to meet the some or all of the 3 criteria of good supporting material – relevant, recent and credible i.e. be a source you have viewed but decided it would not be appropriate to use – explain why it is not appropriate. This source can be any of the above types, but is less likely to be a peer-reviewed article.
Also refer to the Annotated Bibliography Help sheet for more assistance and information.
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