BSBINS603 Initiate and Lead Applied Research - Project Report and Presentation

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Read the following case scenario and prepare a report and a presentation


In the assessment item 2 (previous assessment), you were required to write a research report based on selecting a company and at least one product / service that it offers. Now, in this assessment item 3, you are required to analyze and present the findings. In this task, you will act as Research and Development Manager. Assume you are presenting the research brief in front of the management of the selected company from Assessment 2. This is your opportunity to convince them for getting the approval whether to continue with the research or not. The agenda of the meeting is to present your findings, clear the doubts of Operations Manager and CEO about the proposed solution and seek their approval for the full project implementation. Your presentation should include below topics:

  • Give brief description of the research that you undertook for this project. Explain aims of the research, the purpose and context of the project including who initiated the research and who it was

-       The aim of the research is the overall purpose of conducting the research. It could be to add to the knowledge in the area, to address an existing gap in the knowledge, to devise and test a solution to an existing problem

Provide brief description of the sample used and discuss validity and reliability of data used for the research.

-       Reliability and validity are concepts used to evaluate the quality of research. They indicate how well a method, technique or test measures something. Reliability is about the consistency of a measure, and validity is about the accuracy of a measure.

Discuss about various instruments used in the research project.

  • Questionnaires are considered the  most common  types of research instruments particularly in normative surveys

Give brief explanation of the procedures followed in the project, data analysis including any threats to the integrity of the data, trends and challenges.

Provide description and justification of the statistical techniques or other methods of analysis used.

-       It all comes down to using the right methods for statistical analysis, which is how we process and collect samples of data to uncover patterns and trends. For this analysis, there are five to choose from: mean, standard deviation, regression, hypothesis testing, and sample size determination

Brief summary of the research question being investigated, the procedures employed, and the results obtained.

Describe various findings pertinent to each of the research hypotheses or questions.

-       Hypothesis is the statement the research study sets out to prove or disprove. The main difference between hypothesis and research question is that hypothesis is predictive in nature whereas research question is inquisitive in nature

Explain various implications of the findings and their meaning and significance in the project.

-       Research implications suggest how the findings may be important for policy, practice, theory, and subsequent research. Research implications are basically the conclusions that you draw from your results and explain how the findings may be important for policy, practice, or theory

Explain various limitations – (unresolved problems, limitations, issues) that you have encountered during the project.

  • Setting clear goals and objectives. ...
  • Scope creep. ...
  • Budget restrictions and changes. ...
  • Lack of communication. ...
  • Team conflict. ...
  • Mismatched team skills. ...
  • Absence of accountability. ...
  • Impractical deadlines

Evaluate how research findings such as trends and changes will impact on learning strategy.

Prepare list of various documentation done for the project and present research findings in a clear and logical manner consistent with audience needs.

Highlight any suggestions for further research that needs to be conducted.

During the meeting, you need to:

  • Deliver the
  • Apply listening and questioning techniques to check or confirm
  • Request feedback from Operations Manager and

Operations Manager and CEO will:

  • Ask you questions about solutions related to solutions proposed to address global supply chain

Instructions for Presentation:

  • The student must be dressed in formal attire on the day of
  • The student should prepare PowerPoint Slides and use overhead projector
  • The student must bring their own removable disk (USB) to transfer the Slides for OHP projector’s
  • The presentation work can be done by one or two students in a group
  • Each member should not talk for more than 7-10 minutes

Instructions for Evidence submission:

  • Each member (in case of the group of two) should submit print out of

PowerPoint slides.

  • The role play and presentation will be observed by the trainer and feedback sheet will be recorded for each student (to be signed by both trainer and student)
  • Assessment Coversheet must be attached with the

Checklist for submission:

  • Double check whether you have addressed all the components properly
  • Put an assessment cover sheet
  • Performance Record Sheet on Role- Play / Presentation(Signed by student and Trainer)
  • Print -outs of Power point presentation Slides

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