7CO04 Business Research Project Proposal Feedback SheetCentre NameAcaciaStudent Name:Naif Al-KhalifCIPD Membership NumberStudent NumberXXXXXXXXXXAssessor Feedback...

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7CO04 Business Research Project Proposal Feedback Sheet Centre Name Acacia Student Name: Naif Al-Khalif CIPD Membership Number Student Number 41625676 Assessor Feedback Naif, Thank you for this submission. Unfortunately, I am unable to approve – you need to submit all documents with a cover sheet as this confirms your CIPD number and will have a Wet Signature. I have added a few additional comments below as elements of this proposal still fall below necessary standards Naif, Thank you for the 2nd submission. As you have not used a different colour to identify the changes you have made, it is less easy to review. However, I have given feedback identifying where there are gaps when you match to the Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria. My comments on this 2nd submission are shown in blue Learning Outcome 1 – Be able to plan a people practice business research project aimed at adding organisational value Assessment Criteria 1.1 Justify terms of reference for the business project Task 1.1: Explain how and why you chose the terms of reference for your project Rationale Feedback The topic needs to be a people practice area – this project looks at employee motivation Researching this topic must be aimed at organisational value and you identify this as employee performance Your rationale for undertaking this work will include. · A short outline of the organisation – please compile a very brief overview of your company · A factual statement of the business problem e.g., how are you measuring employee performance and employee motivation · The resources required for project completion in terms of broad costs and support, and the deadline date for submission. These must be precise, manageable, and achievable in the time allowed. It is a good idea to use a GANTT chart which shows a clear timeline for each stage of the project – this can be located in the Appendix (please note this is not included in the word count). Please add these to the proposal. When you write this up, the guidance is for 150 words to be used (including the aims and objectives in the section below), so you need to keep focused, be precise, factual, and succinct. Development areas · Add in an overview of the company · Quantify the business problem/improvement area · Add in the timeline, resource requirements Feedback on 2nd submission · Identify more clearly the business area you are researching. If you are researching to find the views of employees – is this across the whole of Amazon, how many employees are in this group. It is one business area? This still needs further clarity · What is the people practice area – it appears to be employee motivation · What is the business problem – it appears to be low levels of motivation in a particular business area · The resources required for project completion in terms of broad costs and support, and the deadline date for submission. These must be precise, manageable, and achievable in the time allowed. It is a good idea to use a GANTT chart which shows a clear timeline for each stage of the project – this can be located in the Appendix (please note this is not included in the word count). Please add these to the proposal. This business rationale still requires more clarity Feedback on 3rd submission I can now see that the business you are doing the research for is Tesla. The business practice area is clearly stated as employee motivation. It is the business rationale that is still unclear. How do you know there are motivational problems and that this is impacting on business performance. There needs to be more business data to support your views and give the research a clear business rationale Learning Outcome 1 – Be able to plan a people practice business research project aimed at adding organisational value Assessment Criteria 1.1 Justify terms of reference for the business project Task 1.1: Explain how and why you chose the terms of reference for your project Aims and Objectives Feedback The project needs 1 overall aim (project purpose) and 3-5 supporting objectives Format of these statements is important. E.g. (example only) Aim – to identify the HR processes and practices that drive employee motivation in order to impact positively on employee performance Objectives – these looks reasonable in support of your aim and the rationale Development areas When you have identified timescales, costs and resources needed to meet these aims you may need to reconsider as this is a broad topic Feedback on 2nd submission · With more detail on the business rationale, I now have some concerns out aim and objectives Is the aim – To identify the role that HR professionals can take to establish improved levels of motivation in department xxx The objectives as stated require little primary research. Some possible objectives To identify the reasons for low motivation in department xxx To review the current HR processes that support improvements in motivation To identify the policy and processes that could be facilitated by HR to improve motivation To propose improved HR policy and process to address low levels of employee motivation These are just examples but will lead to some targeted research Please review your aim and objectives Feedback on 3rd proposal You have reviewed the aim and objectives and the format is appropriate. However, you now mention the IT department. This was not mentioned in the business rationale, and it is important that you can a consistent flow between all sections Review the aim and objectives when you have clarified the business rationale Learning Outcome 1 – Be able to plan a people practice business research project aimed at adding organisational value Assessment Criteria 1.2 Critically analyse key publications and other evidence to underpin the research questions Task 1.2 - Develop a literature review which focuses on the key people practice issues you are investigating, and critically analyses a targeted range of literature from academic, professional and practitioner sources Overview of Literature Review Your topic needs to have a clear link to theory. In this section you have given a commentary but cited few publications. Consider the following requirements This section requires an analysis of published material and reputable on-line sources relating to the terms of reference and provides the underpinning support for the research questions. Sources may include: • textbooks on HR/L&D and relevant papers in peer-reviewed academic journals. • practitioner-oriented publications and reputable on-line websites, which offer a more practical treatment of the topics addressed in the project. • CIPD Reports and Surveys, government publications, material from employer organisations/trade unions, and independent think-tanks in the country where the research is undertaken. With 750 words recommended for this section, I recommend no more than 10-12 sources are actually used directly in the report; however, given that most learners will read more than that, the full list of publications should be cited in the bibliography. Development areas Identify all literature sources and undertake some reading to help you to clarify your thinking and focus your project. Feedback on 2nd proposal This is still more a commentary than a proposed literature review. You need to review literature around motivation It may include general motivational theory but will also look at business reports. It will also need to address the HR role in improving staff motivation Feedback on 3rd proposal This has been enhanced Learning Outcome 1 – Be able to plan a people practice business research project aimed at adding organisational value Assessment Criteria 1.3 Develop a range of questions aimed at addressing the project’s main focus and outcomes. Task 1.3 - Devise one or more research questions to examine during the research and in the final report Research Question With more work on your terms of reference and the literature review you may wish to refine and reword these questions. All the tasks for this section Learning Outcome 1 need to be integrated. Development areas · Review once more work has been done on rationale, aim and objectives and literature review Learning Outcome 2: Be able to justify the most appropriate research methods to collect data for the chosen project. Assessment Criteria 2.1 Assess differences between primary and secondary data, Assessment Criteria 2.2 Justify the most appropriate research methods to support the project’s intended outcomes, including the value of different research methods. Task 2.1: Analyse the main differences between primary and secondary data and when they should be used Task 2.2: Justify your choice of research methods for collecting data to achieve your own project outcomes Overview of Methodology Primary data is material learners collect themselves – please identify what your primary research will be. It is important to pilot the questions to be used in an interview, focus group or survey - to make sure they are appropriate. Please provide a draft of any questionnaires, focus group structure and questions. Secondary data is material collected by someone else, either as part of an internal survey in the same or another organisation or published data sets such as in the CIPD Research Reports or from the Office for National Statistics. Please identify the secondary data. Development areas Please give further detail on your primary and secondary sources Feedback on 2nd proposal Can you look again at the type of questions you will use as I do not feel that the drafts you have produced will give you the data you need Feedback on 3rd proposal The primary research methods need further explanation with drafts of the survey questions and focus group format Learning Outcome 2: Be able to justify the most appropriate research methods to collect data for the chosen project. Assessment Criteria 2.3 Critically assess the ethical issues surrounding data collection, usage and storage for the project. Task 2.3: Explain how you have addressed the ethical issues connected with your project Ethical Considerations People professionals are expected to display ethical practice, particularly if they are collecting data on other people. Ethical issues arise at several stages in the project, and some guidance can be found in the CIPD’s 2019 publication Ethics at Work: an employer’s guide. Key issues relate to: respondents signing an ethical approval form if data is collected from them reassurance that names will not appear in the report without their approval a commitment not to share personal data without agreement secure data storage provisions. Development areas Please give further detail on how you will address the ethical issues Feedback on 3rd submission This needs further detail Naif, Thank you for the 3rd submission. Unfortunately, I am unable to approve as some areas remain unaddressed and there is still no front cover sheet. I would suggest that you contact your tutor and discuss the project proposal to receive some support on how to best address these areas. Liz Naif, I need a further review of this proposal before approval. Spend a fair amount of time getting the organisational value extremely clear. Then spend some time detailing the people practice area with equal clarity. This then needs to be present throughout the project. Add a cover sheet to ensure that we have all your details, and that a wet signature is in place For your 2nd submission please use different coloured font for anything added and also the ‘strikethrough’ to show anything no longer being included. Summary Naif, Thank you for this proposal. This could provide you with a good research project however it does require a further review to ensure focus, feasibility, and clear business rationale. Further detail is required to ensure all learning outcomes will be met and to gain approval to proceed Strengths The content you have detailed is clearly presented. You show an understanding of the process you need to go through Development Add further detail to clarify the points made above Add a cover sheet to ensure that we have all your details, and that a wet signature is in place For your 2nd submission please use different coloured font for anything added and also the ‘strikethrough’ to show anything no longer being included. Many thanks, Liz 14/11/2022 Assessor Signature Date 14/11/2022 20/11/2022 03/12/2022
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