Learning Outcomes Assessed
The following course learning outcomes are assessed by completing this assessment:
K1. Determine the role IT research plays in contributing to organizational innovation, and success.
K2.Critique advanced communication theory for organizations.
K3.Identify appropriate research philosophies for IT projects, which match organizational approaches.
K4.Identify appropriate methodologies and methods, for an organizational IT research project.
S1.Utilise effective communication practice in organizations.
S2.Demonstrate expert English language skills in academic and professional contexts.
S3.Evaluate the quality and utility of literature sourced.
S4.Undertake a literature review for an organizational IT research project.
Application of knowledge and skills:
A1.Compose a research proposal and report on a topic related to an organizational IT research project.
A2.Present written and oral reports to academic and organizational audiences.
A. Report Layout
The mini research report must contain the following sections, submitted in the order as listed below-
• Title Page – selection of an informative title
• Abstract – summarization of the significant concepts in the study focusing on key aspects (major results and conclusions)
• Table of Contents.
• Introduction – outline of the thesis, problem, question, etc. (stating the thesis/theory in terms of relationship among variables and examining the problem or investigating the question, or the like) and preview of the structure of the paper.
• Literature Review- demonstration of the ability to find significant sources, familiarity with the existing body of knowledge, analysis of existing research, and learning through a careful reading of existing scholarship.
• Methods (and Methodology)- procedures and processes undertaken in your investigation/study including the research design– study type, research question, hypotheses, variables, and data collection methods (as applicable).
• Conclusion – briefly restate the research highlighting the implications of your research
B. Reflective Journal
You are required to produce a Reflective Journal that has been ongoing and progressive in terms of reporting ideas developed and other findings for the purposes of the research work.
For this part of the assignment, write up a Reflective Journal of all work relating to your research topic and research idea as you have progressed through on a weekly basis, based on your weekly work/exercises in Part B of your Tutorial-Workshops from weeks 1-10.
• A Reflective Journal is a tool that allows students to reflect on and write about their progress in their learning. They can identify and reflect on success and challenges. Its purpose is:
o To record the development of your ideas and insights through the weekly exercises
o To reflect on your own learning process
o To analyze and discuss key issues covered by class work and/or readings
• In other words, a Reflective Journal is a personal record of your progress and your developments in thinking about a subject or a topic. Although it’s a more informal style of writing than other academic assignments, you now need to submit it as regular entries developed over a period of time- from week 1 till week 10. Your reflective journal forms the basis of your research report.
• Consider the following when writing a reflective journal:
o Describe events and your experience on weekly basis (weeks 1-10 based on the Tutorial-Workshops Part B) – What did I do/hear/see?
o Interpret and evaluate the events from your perspective – What do I think about it now? How does it relate to other things that I know?
o Explain your experience- reveal your new insights, connections with other learning, your hypotheses, and your conclusions.
o Have I changed how I think about the situation? How have I used these to help organize my writing?
C. Ethics Application
Include a fully completed ethics application in your submission. Refer to the lecture slides from week 7 for details of how to complete each section and to tutorial 7 for the links to the appropriate documentation