Management: BUSS 5114: People, Leadership and Performance SP2 2019

1. BUSS 5114 - People, Leadership and Performance - Assessment 2

This page was created to help you research for and write your discussion paper.

Refer to your course outline for assessment details.

2. Assessment 1, 2 & 3

To begin your assessment, map out your question.
  • Identify the key concepts in the assignment question and any synonyms you could use
  • Remove task words from your assignment question eg. how, describe, analyse
  • Use the course readings or reliable websites to understand your topic
  • Think about what types of information you need - which parts of your argument need references as supporting evidence?
  • Explore relevant theories that might apply to your topic
  • Check the assignment requirements - do you need to use recent information?

3. Assignment 1, 2 & 3: finding extra resources

In addition to referring to the Readings, you may want to find academic sources to include in your assessments.

The Library Catalogue can be a useful starting point in locating academic references. It is like a search engine which searches across the Library’s collection of print and electronic books, DVDs, journals and theses, together with journal and newspaper articles from numerous databases.

To do a search, try using

  • double quotes for phrases
  • truncation* to find the plural and other forms of a word
  • connect using AND, OR and NOT

At the results list you can:

  • Limit to articles from Peer Reviewed publications 
  • Limit by Date eg 2010 to 2019
  • See the full text for many items by selecting the title, then look for the Online link
  • See Library Catalogue Help for additional searching tips.

Business Source Complete provides information covering all areas of business including accounting and finance; banking; finance and insurance; construction; computer science; economics and more. Includes country economic reports as well as detailed company profiles.

This is an example of an Advanced Search using Business Source Complete.

You can limit your search by date range and to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals from the box on the left hand side of the results screen.

Google Scholar Scholar searches only within academic or scholarly sites, rather than over the whole internet like a regular Google Search. For more information on using Google Scholar, have a look at our Beyond Google for your Research Guide.

By accessing Google Scholar from within the library website, you will be able link directly to articles that the Library has access to by clicking on the Full-text at UniSA link.

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4. Assessment 1

Take Away Applications (TAAPs)

If you're not familiar with reflective writing as an assignment task, this video and resourced below it may assist you to understand what is required.

5. Assessment 2

Here are some helpful resources to help you with writing your case analysis.

You also need to understand the requirements of your assignment. The Student Engagement Unit has created a suite of resources called Study Help that can help you understand different assignment types.

 Remember when writing your case analysis to:

  • Define the Problem
  • Identify Important Causes Using OB Concepts
  • Recommend and justify a specific solution

Have a look at:

6. Assessment 3

Group report

Watch the below video about report writing, and check out these resources from the Student Engagement Unit about successfully working in a group:

Referencing and academic skills

Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)

Need help referencing? Follow the roadmap!

What do you do with all those references you have found?

Use a bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references. The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. There are also many free systems available.

Watch Managing Your References or have a look at the Managing References guide to decide which tool is best for you and then get started. 

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