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Business Analytics QM 520: Research Project

Research Project

 

  • Research project final report
    • It is comprised of the following five sections:
      1. Problem Statement - 20 points - full 20 points is earned provided that:
        1. the problem statement is approved and uploaded to Moodle on time by the end of week 4
        2. the problem statement is refined appropriately with respect to the objectives of the project as described in research project progress report submitted by end of week 7
        3. the problem statement of the section of the research project complies with APA format
      2. Background Information - 10 points - full 10 points is earned provide that:
        1. the research progress report that provides a listing of reference information such as articles is submitted on time by end of week 7
        2. the background information section of the research project report is APA compliant.
      3. Description of Methodology - 10 points
      4. Statistical Analysis - 40 points
        1. Minimum of five different types of statistical analysis methods should be included as part of the statistical analysis plan
        2. Statistical analysis plan options
          1. Descriptive statistics - summary of the data with respect to mean, median, mode, standard deviation, and measure of skewness and as importantly interpreting the summary data as opposed to just reporting the summary report - descriptive statistics MUST be included as one of your statistical analysis method to analyze the data collected.
          2. Confidence interval - interpretation of the confidence intervals computed - confidence interval MUST be included as one of your statistical analysis method to analyze the data collected.
          3. Test of hypothesis - one or more of the followings should be included as appropriately based on data collected and specific objectives of the research project 
            1. Test of hypothesis about a single population mean
            2. Test of hypothesis comparing two population means
            3. Test of hypothesis comparing more than two population means - Analysis of Variance
            4. Test of Independence
            5. Goodness of Fit test
            6. Test of hypothesis comparing more than two population proportions
            7. Test of hypothesis about one population proportion - not covered as part of the content of this course - consult with your instructor to determine if this analysis method is appropriate for the type of data that has been collected for your research project
            8. Test of hypothesis about two population proportions - consult with your instructor to determine if this analysis method is appropriate for the type of data that has been collected for your research project
          4. Simple regression and correlation analysis - include this type of analysis as appropriate based on type of data collected and specific objectives of the research project
          5. Multiple regression and correlation analysis - include this type of analysis as appropriate based on type of data collected and specific objectives of the research project
      5. Conclusions - 20 points
    • The report must be written in APA format
    • References cited are based on APA format
  • Research project grading considerations
    • Submit all parts of the assignment including the approved research project problem statement, research project progress report, and research project final report on time for full credit and be aware of the late submission implications as described in the "Essential Communication Resources and Course Research Project" section of the course
    • The grade for the research project problem statement will depend on timely submission of the approved problem statement, refinement of the problem statement based on the research project progress report, and as importantly the complete description of the "Problem Statement" of the final research project report.
    • The grade for the research project progress report will depend on timely submission of the progress report and the complete description of the "Background information" section of the report.
    • The research project report must be APA compliant.