One question set will be assigned during the semester, it will account for 20% of the final grade.
Individual Presentation and Class Participation (15%)
Due: Depends on topic assigned to group.
Each group will be assigned to a topic. These groups will be asked to prepare a presentation to discuss an aspect of the topic (max 8 slides). In addition to quality of the analysis, the quality of the presentation and ability to clearly articulate various dimensions of the topic will also be assessed.
The case method relies heavily on effective participation by students. You will be expected to present and defend your point of view in class, as well as to draw on contributions to the discussion that others have made. Reflecting the importance of class participation in the course, considerable weight is attached to thoughtful and effective contributions. However, simply monopolizing 'air time' without adding to the learning of the class will not garner credit and may even detract from it – in other words, it is quality rather than merely quantity that will be rewarded.
Supporting material such as excel files and/or word documents with tables and a brief recommendation/answers to case questions can be submitted to Moodle by 8 am of the week the case is to be discussed. The purpose of this document is to support recommendations and comments during the case discussion – it will NOT be graded as a complete substitute for class participation. This supporting material should be succinct, professional, and to the point. A maximum of three pages, including tables is allowed, though students should be able to summarize their analysis in less. The font size should not be less than Arial size 11.
Grading is from no credit (not submitted), lower than average, average, good, and excellent (perfect score). Grading depends on a number of things, such the analysis, the communication of the analysis, as well as application of techniques taught in the course, or related courses.
Due: 14 May 2018, 11:59pm
DETAILS: This group project will apply concepts and techniques covered in the course. The final submission should include a report up to a maximum of 10 pages. Any tables, outputs, figures, or code can be included as an appendix (up to a maximum of 10 pages, Arial size 11 font). The corresponding data, including aggregation and analysis code, should also be submitted (this will not necessarily be referred to or graded).
Grading is from no credit (not submitted), lower than average, average, good, and excellent (perfect score). Grading depends on a number of things, such as application of techniques taught in the course, interpretation of statistics, and presentation of the results including tables, figures, and main texts.
Final examination (50%)
Due: Held during the UNSW Final Exam Period (date and location to be determined centrally)
Details: The final examination tests material covered in the text, the lecture notes, the lecture, the group assignments, and other assigned readings during weeks 1-13. It will be comprised of long answer, short answer, as well as multiple choice questions. The examination is closed book.
The font size should not be less than Arial size 11.