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- q Assessment Details
In this module, you are required to submit a short research paper
as an individual assignment (CW).
Select one problem/topic and use the methods covered in this
module to write a research essay. The methods can be included but not limited
to the methods as below:
Hypothesis tests on mean and variance;
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).
Detailed requirements on this report can be found in the next
page. Linear programming;
You are supposed to write this essay by yourself alone. Your
assignment markings are graded based on the below items.
Marking Item Assessor Marking Weight Problem/topic statement. Module leader 10% Literature review. Module leader 20% Analysis methodology. Module leader 30% Results of analysis. Module leader 20% Conclusions. Module leader 15% References. Module leader 5%
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR REPORT:
There is not requirement for word limit of the essay and the essay
is not supposed to reach the level of a formal research paper or even a
dissertation. Just consider this to be a simple practice of your future
research. There are only “pass” and “fail” levels for the individual assignment.
On the cover page of your report, please write down all the
In the problem/topic statement section, please give a brief
description of the problem/topic you concern in this essay, including a general
scope of the topic, the importance of the topic and which areas can the topic
In the literature review section, please give a comprehensive
review of related work on the same area you concern. Try to highlight some of the
papers that have a higher significance or a closer relation with your work.
Then, you should make a brief discussion of the existing drawbacks potential
improvements of the research on this topic and associate your contribution in
this work with these issues.
In the methodology section, please explain in details the approaches
involved, including data collection and analysis techniques you use. In
particular, I require you to follow the “principle first” rule, which means
before you introduce a definition, index, theory, method, you should make a
brief interpretation of the reason you need it.
In the results section, please provide the detailed results and
findings through your methodology, also draw some implications and/or
commentary to support your conclusion. You may use actual data set
that you collect from real sources. Or, you may use artificial data generated
by any software. But please be noted that your results must be consistent with
your data set and analysis process.
In the conclusion section, summarize your problem/topic, the
methodology you use, the conclusion you draw about the topic and your
recommendations to the other researchers concerning the same topic (any
potential future research direction, etc.).
In the References section, please list all the references you have
cited for your report in an alphabetical order using the APA or Vancouver style
(author-year). Please arrange all references in the right format.
Lai and Robbins (1985) (In
the main body)
Lai, T. L. and Robbins, H.
(1985), “Asymptotically efficient adaptive allocation rules,” Advances in
Applied Mathematics, 6(1), 4–22.
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