BS3S86 – Business Research Project – Assessment: Individual Presentation

BS3S86 – Business Research Project – Assessment: Individual Presentation
Module Code:
Module Title: Business
Research Project
Module Lecturer:
Assessment Title and Tasks:
Individual Presentation
Assessment No. 1
No. of pages submitted in total including this page:
Completed by student
Word Count of submission
(if applicable): Completed by student
Date Set: Submission Date: Return Date:
Assessment 1: Presentation
Student Activities:
1) Choose a local Small Medium Enterprise (SME) (eg. restaurant, hair salon, takeaway
shop, IT/design company, etc) which you are familiar with, for example, you have been
a customer or you worked there before. Contact details of the SME will be required by
your module tutor.
2) Identify a business-related issue or problem in your chosen SME which you are
interested to improve or find a solution to resolve it. Also, the business-related issue or
problem should be relevant to your named award such as marketing, HRM, international
business, accounting, finance, supply chain or business studies.
Example 1 (International Business Topic): Your chosen restaurant has been
successful in the local market but not very strong in understanding the culture of
international students. You want to help the restaurant to improve its
understanding of international culture. So you design a research and collect
primary data from the customers (eg. international students) to find out what do
they like about the restaurant and how can the restaurant improve their customer
Example 2 (Marketing Topic): You want to improve communication between
customers and your chosen hair salon, for example, through social media. So
you design a research and collect primary data from staff and customers of the
hair salon to find out how effective is their existing communication, the potential
impact of social media, and what can be improved.
3) Present the business related research project of your chosen SME via a Powerpoint
presentation with notes pages which should contain relevant details as detailed within
the lecture entitled ‘Effective Presentation’. The presentation should contain a maximum
of 16 slides. You will not be required to conduct a live presentation; rather, your
presentation with notes pages should enable your marker to know exactly what you
would have presented.
BS3S86 – Business Research Project – Assessment: Individual Presentation
Marking Criteria:
Summative Assessment 1 (50%): Presentation Assessment (maximum
16 powerpoint presentation slides with notes pages)
Research Title:
Presentation style
Quality of supporting materials
Quality of slides 10
Appropriate scope and depth of 5
research topic
Use of appropriate literature 10
Methodology and method. 10
Findings 15
Analysis, interpretation and 20
Conclusions linked to research 10
recommendations 10
BS3S86 – Business Research Project – Assessment: Individual Presentation
Assessors Comments and Overall Grade

This assignment provides you an opportunity to research a piece of American pop culture

Project – Pop Culture
This assignment provides you an opportunity to research a piece of American pop culture from the past and analyze its influence on human behavior in society both then and now.

After reading the culture chapter in the OpenStax text, you should be familiar with what popular culture is. You are surrounded everyday by pop culture influences such as fashion, mass media, music, consumer goods, and celebrity pop culture icons.
For example, the Facebook phenomenon of today is greatly influencing the way we present ourselves to others we know and don’t know, how we communicate with one another, how we define ‘friends’, and what we consider to be important information in our daily lives. This is an example of how influential popular culture can be.
Pop Culture Project Objective: Research a piece of American pop culture from the past and analyze the influence on human behavior in society both then and now.
Here’s how to begin:
⦁ Sign up for a pop culture topic within the ⦁ Pop Culture Sign Up Sheet. One topic per person is allowed. I have included the decade in which the topic was popular.
⦁ Browse through the online encyclopedia I have provided for you entitled, ⦁ Pop Culture Universe. Click on this link and then select Pop Culture Universe under “P” for an online encyclopedia that takes you through various decades of popular culture influences such as consumer products, music, television, fashion, and icons that defined different decades in American culture. This will familiarize you with the decade that houses your topic. You should become familiar with some of the social and political influences of the decade as these often contribute to how pop culture is both created and received by a mass audience.
⦁ Do some research on your topic so that you have some material to present in a Power Point presentation.
⦁ Create a Power Point presentation of 6-8 slides that shares the information you learned about your pop culture topic. Include points:
⦁ The decade in which this pop culture is housed and a few things that defined this decade (social/political events)
⦁ What it is and how it began
⦁ Who was the most influenced by this form of pop culture and why. Just how popular did this phenomenon become?
⦁ Is there a form of this pop culture that exists today but may have advanced or changed in shape or form? (example, vinyl records can now be associated with CDs of today).
⦁ Visual examples of this pop culture (you may include video clips and pictures)
⦁ Record narration for this presentation with ⦁ VoiceThread. The instructions and link for VoiceThread are included here.
⦁ Submission: Post your finished product to the Pop Culture Discussion board and review and comment on at least two other classmate’s projects.
This assignment is worth 50 points. The grading for this project will be as follows:
Research of the topic is adequate and informative and includes citations of sources=20 points
Power Point presentation is creative visually and includes more than just text=10 points
Audio is recorded and narration fits the flow of the Power Point slides= 10 points
Post and respond to the discussion board (at least two classmates)=10 points
⦁ Practice Quiz on Unit 3.1

Week 5 – Final Project Community Center Proposal

Week 5 – Final Project
Community Center Proposal
Focus of the Final Project
Your community is opening a brand new Community Child Development Center.  Now that you are an expert in the field, you have been chosen to lead a development team that will create a proposal for interactive, fun, and educational programming activities that will be provided for children and adolescents in this center.  Utilize problem-solving techniques in exploring developmental issues, grounded in child development, in order to assess what activities and items should be included in each program. The chosen activities and items must be developmentally appropriate and based in theory.  They must also address the themes of this class, including Health and Well-Being, Family and Parenting, Education, Culture, and Gender.  Once you have chosen these features, you will present your ideas to a mock city council board (i.e. your instructor) with a written proposal describing the programming in detail.
You have been asked to propose programming for five different age groups in the Community Child Development Center:
Infant (0-1 year)
Toddler (1-3 years)
Early Childhood (3-6 years)
Middle/Late Childhood (7-12 years)
Adolescence (13-18 years)
The Community Child Development Center will have a room dedicated to each of these age groups.  In your proposal, you will identify and describe two specific activities for each “room” (for a total of 10 activities) that address their developmental domain pathways: physical, cognitive, and psychosocial.  All three domains of development must be addressed within your activities.  For example, you may have one activity which enhances cognitive and psychosocial development and a second activity which enhances physical development for a particular age group. In addition to identifying these activities, you will demonstrate a foundational knowledge of the age group’s developmental continuum by explaining your reasoning for choosing each activity, based on your analysis of theory and current child development research.
Additionally, you will search for at least one age-appropriate game, toy, picture, or other “play” item to enhance the chosen activities within each age group. Keep in mind that this may include things like art, music, technology, or safety gear as you deem fit.  For each item that you recommend, your proposal will explain why the city should purchase the item informed by research and theory.
The overall goal of the final project is much like that of a grant proposal, in which a developer must convince the city council that his or her new business or activity is both cost-effective and beneficial to the community.  You are encouraged to be creative and persuasive in your proposal, but remember that everything must be supported by the theories and research covered in our class. Included is a Community Child Development Center Proposal Template, demonstrating what information should be included in your project.
You will utilize the Community Child Development Center Proposal template to create and submit your proposal.  Enter the requested information on the title page where indicated. Where you find the text “This is where you will…” within the proposal, please remove that and enter your own content. The headings in bold should not be altered. Replace the verbiage “paragraph #” with the title of your activity or object.  You will use bullets in the outline phase, but create cohesive paragraphs with appropriate headings for the final submission.   Remember your audience wants to see what you are going to provide and why. The final content for each “room” will consist of four paragraphs that will address two activities, one object or toy and a short discussion of the major themes addressed in the room.
In your Community Child Development Center Proposal, you must include the following:
Please complete each section of the template including the information requested.  A good way to brainstorm different age appropriate activities is using Google search.  For example, enter “activities to support cognitive development in toddlers” and numerous sites with suggested activities.  Remember that your activities may be simple (especially with newborns) but they must also be specific and age appropriate, and you are to connect them to developmental theory within the proposal.  You must also cite the sources in your proposal.
Within each room, you will be asked to justify your activities and items by analyzing interactions of the major themes: Health and Well-Being, Family and Parenting, Education, Culture and Gender as factors influencing the developmental physical, cognitive and psychosocial pathways.  Your written proposal must address how you have accounted for each of these themes in its associated room as they relate to physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development. Each theme must be included in at least one room, and each room must address one or more themes. (Please see these samples for ways to explain how you have accounted for this.)
While much of the support for your proposal will come from the text book, you must include information somewhere in the proposal from two [2] scholarly sources  Remember to cite all your sources (including the text book) according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. through the tab on the left navigation toolbar in your online course. The EBSCOHost and PsycINFO databases in the Ashford Online Library are helpful sources of information, as are the required and recommended resources found in your course materials. . On the library website, click on “Find Articles and More” and select “Databases by Subject” and then “Psychology.” (For further assistance in researching scholarly sources, please click on the “LibraryU” link on the Ashford University Library website.)
The Community Child Development Center Proposal
Must be seven to eight double-spaced pages in length (not including the title page and references), and formatted according to APA style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of Community Center
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory paragraph (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. that has a succinct thesis statement, in which you introduce the topic and your Community Center.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought within each of the designated age groups.
Must end with a conclusion (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. that reaffirms your thesis and thanks the mock city council for their time and consideration of your proposal.
Must use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the text book. Be sure to integrate your sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. rather than simply inserting them.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Must include a separate reference page (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

international trade

Learning Outcomes:

K1 : Clear understanding of the inter and intra industries
trade flows based on appropriate economic analysis.
K2: Critical understanding of alternative international
trading frameworks including regionalism, bilateralism
and multilaterism trading arrangements.
K3: Critical understanding of trade policies to enhance
export and innovation led growth and protectionist
K4: Critical understanding of international payment
mechanism, single currency, exchange rate
determination , volatility and impact on trade.

S1: To source, collect , analyse and present relevant
secondary international trade data to arrive at a
S2: Learning to work in small teams to communicate
effectively to present selected topics on international trade.

Assessment Criteria

Evidence of background reading including explanation and the use of theoretical contributions and relevance of the material to the question posed.

Appropriate use of Harvard Referencing system throughout the assignment.

Depth of analysis based on integration of relevant academic literature with supporting empirical evidence/data .

Appropriate conclusion based on relevant analysis and evidence.

Preparation Notes

Your assignment should include:

Explanation and applications of relevant international trade theories and literature to support discussion and analysis in all parts.

Collection, presentation and analysis of relevant international trade data using key data sources (for example: Eurostat, IMF, WTO) to provide empirical support to your discussion.

Integration of theoretical discussion with relevant evidence and data to arrive at an appropriate conclusion.

Guidance on submission .

Your submission must include a relevant Turnitin Report.


PGB M08 –International trade Assignment.

Word limit: 3000-3500 words (excluding charts, graphs and tables).

Answer All Questions :

Q.1 Choosing any NIC critically evaluate the role of innovation and research and development
expenditures in explaining the growth of exports and per capita income in that country over recent years.
Critically examine the extent of intra –industry trade between the UK and the EU in recent years. Discuss the implications of your results for the UK external trade policy after the Brexit.

With reference to the theory of Optimum Currency Area (OCA) and relevant empirical indicators, critically examine whether the Eurozone is an optimum currency area. What are the implications of your analysis for the future of this trading area?

Generic Assessment Criteria – Postgraduate
Grade Relevance Knowledge Analysis Argument and Structure Critical Evaluation Presentation Reference to Literature
Pass 86 –
100% The work examined is exemplary and provides clear evidence of a complete grasp of the knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the Level of the qualification. There is also unequivocal evidence showing that all the learning outcomes and responsibilities appropriate to that Level are fully satisfied. At this level it is expected that the work will be exemplary in all the categories cited above. It will demonstrate a particularly compelling evaluation, originality, and elegance of argument, interpretation or discourse.
76-85% The work examined is excellent and demonstrates comprehensive knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the Level of the qualification. There is also excellent evidence showing that all the learning outcomes and responsibilities appropriate to that level are fully satisfied. At this level it is expected that the work will be excellent in the majority of the categories cited above or by demonstrating particularly compelling evaluation and elegance of argument, interpretation or discourse and some evidence of originality.

70 –
75% The work examined is of a high standard and there is evidence of comprehensive knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the Level of the qualification. There is clearly articulated evidence demonstrating that all the learning outcomes and responsibilities appropriate to that level are satisfied At this level it is expected that the standard of the work will be high in the majority of the categories cited above or by demonstrating particularly compelling evaluation and elegance of argument, interpretation or discourse.

60 –
69% Directly relevant to the requirements of the assessment A substantial knowledge of relevant material, showing a clear grasp of themes, questions and issues therein Comprehensive analysis – clear and orderly presentation Well supported, focussed argument which is clear and logically structured. Contains distinctive or independent thinking; and begins to formulate an independent position in relation to theory and/or practice. Well written, with standard spelling and grammar, in a readable style with acceptable format Critical appraisal of up-to- date and/or appropriate literature. Recognition of different perspectives.
Very good use of a wide range of sophisticated source material.

50 –
59% Some attempt to address the requirements of the assessment: may drift away from this in less focused passages Adequate knowledge of a fair range of relevant material, with intermittent evidence of an appreciation of its significance Significant analytical treatment which has a clear purpose Generally coherent and logically structured, using an appropriate mode of argument and/or theoretical mode(s) May contain some distinctive or independent thinking; may begin to formulate an independent position in relation to theory and/or practice. Competently written, with only minor lapses from standard grammar, with acceptable format Uses a good variety of literature which includes recent texts and/or appropriate literature, including a substantive amount beyond library texts. Competent use of source material.
40 –
49% Some correlation with the requirements of the assessment but there are instances of irrelevance Basic understanding of the subject but addressing a limited range of material Some analytical treatment, but may be prone to description, or to narrative, which lacks clear analytical purpose Some attempt to construct a coherent argument, but may suffer loss of focus and consistency, with issues at stake stated only vaguely, or theoretical mode(s) couched in simplistic terms Sound work which expresses a coherent position only in broad terms and in uncritical conformity to one or more standard views of the topic A simple basic style but with significant deficiencies in expression or format that may pose obstacles for the reader Evidence of use of appropriate literature which goes beyond that referred to by the tutor. Frequently only uses a single source to support a point.
Fail 35 –
39% Relevance to the requirements of the assessment may be very intermittent, and may be reduced to its vaguest and least challenging terms A limited understanding of a narrow range of material Largely descriptive or narrative, with little evidence of analysis A basic argument is evident, but mainly supported by assertion and there may be a lack of clarity and coherence Some evidence of a view starting to be formed but mainly derivative. Numerous deficiencies in expression and presentation; the writer may achieve clarity (if at all) only by using a simplistic or repetitious style Barely adequate use of literature. Over reliance on
material provided by the tutor.
The evidence provided shows that the majority of the learning outcomes and responsibilities appropriate to that Level are satisfied – for compensation consideration.
Assignments – p. 9/10

30 –
34% The work examined provides insufficient evidence of the knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the Level of the qualification. The evidence provided shows that some of the learning outcomes and responsibilities appropriate to that Level are satisfied. The work will be weak in some of the indicators.
15-29% The work examined is unacceptable and provides little evidence of the knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the Level of the qualification. The evidence shows that few of the learning outcomes and responsibilities appropriate to that Level are satisfied. The work will be weak in several of the indicators.
0-14% The work examined is unacceptable and provides almost no evidence of the knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the Level of the qualification. The evidence fails to show that any of the learning outcomes and responsibilities appropriate to that Level are satisfied. The work will be weak in the majority or all of the indicators.


Comparison-Contrast Proposal

Topic: Learning Styles
1. Complete and read the following:
2. Using p. 42-43 in your textbook, explore what you know about auditory, visual, and tactile
learning styles
3. Choose two learning styles
4. Compose a three-paragraph proposal (350-500 words) that includes the following:
o A title that describes the topic of your assignment
o One paragraph answering the five Ws of writing that answer who, what, where, when,
why, and how for one learning style
o One paragraph answering the five Ws of writing that answer who, what, where, when,
why, and how for another learning style
o One paragraph discussing 3 types of primary and/or secondary sources that you would
use in your essay, and how these sources contribute to your research of the topic (p. 66-
72 in pocket guide)
o Connections between learning styles and your own experience (in each paragraph)
o Proper grammar, spelling, and format conventions
o Active voice
o Complete sentences and paragraphs

Criminal Justice Organization and Management

Topic: final paper will describe an organizational innovation or change and steps you
would recommend for implementing this innovation or change in a criminal justice agency. You
can choose any innovation you want. It could be, for example, a new strategy, a new policy, or a
new technology (or something else). You can also focus on any type of criminal justice agency
(e.g. police, corrections, courts).
You should begin the paper by clearly describing the innovation/change you are proposing and
briefly describing what we know from research about the effectiveness of this innovation or
The bulk of your paper should focus on how you would implement this innovation/change in a
criminal justice organization. Your paper should draw upon multiple areas we have discussed in
class. Some potential areas to focus on are below. You are not expected to include all of these
areas. Your paper should include consideration of at least three of the bulleted areas listed below
(or other areas if you choose to consider alternative components of organizations) and no more
than five areas. Do not focus your entire paper on just one or two areas.
Potential areas to consider: (feel free to include other areas that are relevant to your change)
 Organizational structure- what structural changes might be needed for this
innovation/change to be implemented successfully?
 Organizational theory- what theoretical approaches can help guide the implementation of
this innovation/change?
 Organizational deviance- how can you prevent organizational breakdown from occurring
in the implementation of this innovation/change
 Organizational socialization- what training might be needed for this innovation/change?
How will this innovation/change affect or be affected by organizational culture?
 Leadership- how will leadership be helpful in facilitating implementation of this
innovation/change? What level(s) of leadership will be important?
 Power- how will lower-level workers or clients be brought on board for this
innovation/change? How will unions be involved in implementation?
 Organizational change- what theories of change will be useful in driving implementation
of this innovation/change? Will collaboration with other agencies be useful?

Requirements: Papers should be 8-10 pages in length (excluding references and title page)
double-spaced with one inch margins on each side and using 12 point Times New Roman font.
Papers must include a reference list and use APA format for references and citations. (Visit for information on APA format for in-text
citations and for information on APA
format for references). The paper must include at least six outside references (i.e. sources not
read for class) from books, scholarly articles, or government documents. Do not use Wikipedia
as a source! You can use newspaper articles or other media reports but these do not count
towards the six required outside references.

public safety vs indivual rights

From a Constitutional standpoint, our federal drug use polices (including Drinking/Drugging & Driving) are based on the tense balance between maintaining public safety while at the same time recognizing individual rights.

Do you feel that current federal law does an adequate job of balancing public safety and individual rights? If not, what changes would you recommend changing?

Please write a concise response (200-400 words) to the question above.

part two on another piece of paper

You just read about the American effort to eliminate the availability of alcohol during the 1920s and 1930s and the re-legalization of alcohol production, transportation and sales that followed.


Here is your Assignment

Please answer each of the following 2 questions (one paragraph for each).

1) Research Inquiry: Based on the U.S. Constitution, does the federal government or do the states hold the ultimate power when it comes to deciding whether cannabis use should be legal within a state’s borders? (There IS a correct response to this question).

2) Do you agree or disagree with what you found in regards to which entity (the federal government or our state government) holds the ultimate power in regards to this issue?

You may wish to research the topic using materials beyond those presented within this course.

Commemorative Speech Assignment

Commemorative Speech Assignment
You are asked to prepare and deliver a commemorative/special occasion speech. You may select from
any of the types outlined in Chapter 18 on Speaking on Special Occasions inn your text book. The speech
should be between two and four (2 and 4) minutes in length. You should have a reference page containing
at least two (2) sources, both of which need to be mentioned in the speech for a score of good. If you want
a score of excellent you need to have 2 more sources and mention them in the speech. (Note, only one of
your sources can come from a dictionary or encyclopedia). You may use your outline or note cards to
deliver this speech. Once again your video should show your audience both before and after the speech,
and you should answer at least 3 questions from your audience. All of this should be shown on the speech
video, uploaded to the link in Blackboard.
1. The speech must be between two and four (2 and 4) minutes in length. Anything longer or
shorter will be penalized.
2. Your delivery should be appropriate to the tone of the speech. Remember to use vocal variety
to make your speech interesting.
3. Make and maintain eye contact. If you are not looking at your audience you may be perceived
as being deceptive. Look and speak with the audience.
4. You must name your sources orally, having them incorporated into the speech. One is
required for a score of ‘good’. If you want a score of excellent, you will need to mention at
least two more.
5. An appropriate PowerPoint presentation is also required.
6. You must upload/submit the following documents:
a. An outline (format on Blackboard)
b. A transcript (speech written out in essay format, double spaced)
c. A reference page in APA format
d. Copy of the power point presentation
e. First page of the documents listed on the reference page (PDF format or HTML saved
page. NO LINKS)


There are many situations that you see as wrong or that need changing. If you want to make a
change in policy or if you want to convince someone to change his or her beliefs or attitudes about
a topic, you will have to be able to make a persuasive argument that effectively clarifies the
situation, considers the possible causes and presents your solution to the problem.
This speech will be an opportunity for you to practice your advocacy skills. You are asked to
prepare a persuasive speech which advocates a change in attitude, value, belief or action. You
should design the speech according to the formats found in the chapters on Persuasive speaking.
1. Persuasive speeches must persuade. You must argue for a position. Make sure that
you are taking a side and not simply informing us about a problem.
2. Select one of the types of persuasive speeches found in Chapter 16 (pages 311 – 323)
and use a proper organizational methods based on the type you select.
3. Ensure that you have solid reasoning and evidence for your points. Re read Chapter 17,
(pages 331 – 356), paying special attention to pages 338 – 352 and information on
fallacies. This speech will be evaluated based on the clarity of your argument. Make
sure that your argument is well thought out and free from errors.
4. The speech should be between 6 and 9 minutes long.
5. Make and maintain eye contact. If you are not capable of looking at your audience, you
are perceived to be deceptive. Look at us and talk with us. Either use note cards or your
outline for delivery. No transcript please.
6. You must cite the sources of your information in the speech. If you don’t say the source of
the information, your audience has no way of knowing that you did your research. You
must have at least 6 scholarly sources on your reference page, and all must be mentioned
in the speech. All must be scholarly sources
7. A power point presentation is required for this speech. Your power point must
incorporate at least 1 chart, graph or table with quantitative data. Make sure your
visual aid uses colors and fonts that are easy on the eye. Do NOT continuously look at
your visual aid and speak to it. Please look at your audience when speaking with them.
8. You must submit an outline, a complete reference page in APA format, copies (.PDF
documents or pictures) of each source listed on the reference page and your Power
Point presentation. Any late work, while accepted, is graded following the FTCC late
work policy. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please consult the Policy in the Syllabus.