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    Lord Ashcroft International Business School

    Postgraduate Major Project Department: Leadership and Management Module Codes: MOD001170 Academic Year: 2015 Semester/Trimester: 2

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    CONTENTS

    1. KEY INFORMATION ...................................................................................................................................... 3

    2. INTRODUCTION TO THE MODULE ................................................................................................................ 4

    3. INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES ................................................................................................................ 4

    4. OUTLINE DELIVERY ....................................................................................................................................... 6

    4.1 ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................................................... 7 4.2 SUPERVISION .................................................................................................................................................... 7 4.3 ETHICS APPROVAL - THE USE OF PRIMARY DATA: QUESTIONNAIRES, SURVEYS, INTERVIEWS, FOCUS GROUPS ETC. ................... 7

    5. CHOOSING A TOPIC, ISSUE, PROBLEM OR QUESTION ..................................................................................10

    5.1 A NOTE ON THE USE OF QUESTIONNAIRES AND SURVEYS ........................................................................................... 10

    6. USING SOURCES AND REFERENCING ...........................................................................................................11

    6.1. EXAMPLE OF HARVARD REFERENCING ................................................................................................................. 11 6.2. GOOD SCHOLARSHIP, REFERENCING AND ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT ............................................................................ 12 6.3. WHAT IS GOOD SCHOLARSHIP? .......................................................................................................................... 12 6.4. WHAT DO I REFERENCE? .................................................................................................................................. 13

    7. ASSESSMENT CRITERIA AND MARKING STANDARDS ...................................................................................13

    7.1 SUBMITTING YOUR WORK [STUDENTS IN ALL OTHER LOCATIONS AT ASSOCIATE COLLEGES] ............................................. 16 7.2 FEEDBACK ...................................................................................................................................................... 16 7.3 ASSESSMENT CRITERIA ...................................................................................................................................... 17 7.4 CHARACTERISTICS OF A POSTGRADUATE DISSERTATION ........................................................................................... 17

    8. HOW IS MY WORK MARKED? ......................................................................................................................19

    8.1 RE-ASSESSMENT (RESIT) .................................................................................................................................... 21

    9. ASSESSMENT OFFENCES ..............................................................................................................................21

    10. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STUDENT ..........................................................................................................27

    11. SECURITY ..................................................................................................................................................27

    12. LEARNING RESOURCES ..............................................................................................................................28

    APPENDIX 1: DISSERTATION PROPOSAL COVERSHEET ....................................................................................29

    APPENDIX 2: PRODUCING AND SUBMITTING YOUR DISSERTATION PROPOSAL ..............................................30

    APPENDIX 3: HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR DISSERTATION PROPOSAL ..............................................................31

    APPENDIX 4: EXAMPLE OF A RESEARCH PROPOSAL ........................................................................................33

    APPENDIX 5: ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY GENERIC ASSESSMENT CRITERIA AND MARKING STANDARDS - LEVEL 7 ...........................................................................................................................................................37

    APPENDIX 6: LAIBS POSTGRADUATE DISSERTATION ASSESSMENT FORM .......................................................38

    APPENDIX 7: LAIBS SUPERVISOR CONTACT LOG .............................................................................................39

    APPENDIX 8: RESEARCH ETHICS APPLICATION FORM (STAGE 1) .....................................................................41

    APPENDIX 9: ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY: RESEARCH ETHICS APPLICATION FORM (STAGE 2) .......................46

    APPENDIX 10: PARTICIPANT INFORMATION SHEET .........................................................................................51

    APPENDIX 11: PARTICIPANT CONSENT FORM .................................................................................................53

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    1. Key Information

    Module/Unit title: Postgraduate Major Project

    Postgraduate Major Project Leader: Dr Teng Guan Khoo MAB301 Lord Ashcroft Building Chelmsford +44 845196 6839 Ten-guan.khoo@anglia.ac.uk

    Every module has a Module Definition Form (MDF) which is the officially validated record of the module.

    You can access the MDF for this module in four ways via:

     The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

     The My.Anglia Module Catalogue at www.anglia.ac.uk/modulecatalogue

     Anglia Ruskin’s module search engine facility at www.anglia.ac.uk/modules

     As the final section of this module guide

    All modules delivered by Anglia Ruskin University at its main campuses in the UK and at Associate

    Colleges throughout the UK and overseas are governed by the Academic Regulations. You can view

    these at www.anglia.ac.uk/academicregs.

    In the unlikely event of any discrepancy between the Academic Regulations and any other publication,

    including this module guide, the Academic Regulations, as the definitive document, take precedence

    over all other publications and will be applied in all cases.

    mailto:Ten-guan.khoo@anglia.ac.uk

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    2. Introduction to the Module

    In order to obtain a Masters degree you must prepare, submit, and pass a dissertation. Apart from this

    regulation requirement there are a number of reasons why the dissertation is a very important part of

    your studies. From the learning outcomes in the module definition forms (attached at the end of this

    guide) you will see that the dissertation is a demanding module. Perhaps a more attractive way of

    stating this is to say that it allows you an opportunity to demonstrate, at an advanced level, several

    important intellectual and practical skills. These skills are valued by employers and as the dissertation

    is your own work it is proof that you have mastered them. In fact, sometimes your dissertation will help

    you to obtain an interview or find the position you want.

    The dissertation is not a taught module and this means that the research and writing up of your findings

    is very much an individual effort that allows you to demonstrate both organisational and time

    management skills. You will have further honed your research skills and techniques and deepened your

    understanding of at least one major area of business and/or business related areas. Other high level

    skills which will be developed and improved include evaluation, synthesis, and critical thinking. Finally,

    a well-written dissertation enables you to demonstrate communication and presentation skills.

    Full details of how to present your dissertation can be found in the Anglia Ruskin University publication,

    "Presentation and Submission of Projects and Dissertations for Taught Higher Degrees". A copy of this

    booklet can be obtained from the VLE. You are advised to make yourself aware of the entire contents

    of this booklet before you start your dissertation. You should read carefully the section on Formatting

    before you start any writing-up, as your dissertation will not be accepted if it doesn't comply with this

    section. Anglia Ruskin University regulations and guidelines do change from time to time. It is your

    responsibility to make sure that you are working to current regulations and guidelines so check that the

    Module Guide and Anglia Ruskin University publications you are using are up-to-date. If in doubt consult

    your supervisor and/or the LS Academic Office on arusupport@lseducationgroup.com.

    3. Intended Learning Outcomes

    Anglia Ruskin modules are taught on the basis of intended learning outcomes and that, on successful

    completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to de