1.Decide what profession you might like to do when you finish your degree. Some professions you might be considering are:
- Business Analyst
- HR Advisor
- HR Officer
- Hospitality Manager
- Finance advisor
- Market researcher
- Marketing analyst
2.Conduct some research using the academic, peer reviewed literature available on the Murdoch library to determine the skills required for your chosen profession.
3.Produce a reference list with 10 relevant articles. Your reference list should follow the referencing guidelines outlined demonstrate that you know how to use the library databases to find and select relevant literature.
4.Choose one peer reviewed academic journal article (2006 – 2016) from your reference list that describes the skills needed for your desired profession. In addition, the article you choose must describe some empirical research. That is the article must discuss what research was conducted, who participated in the research and what the findings/results are of that research. That is the journal article should not be literature review or a conceptual article.
5.You will then develop your presentation. Presenting research information for a diverse audience is an important way to communicate knowledge. The aim of this assessment is to communicate the findings about what skills are required for your chosen profession and how they can be developed to broad audience. You must discuss how the researchers (authors) conducted the research. It is important that you discuss:
- The aim of the research
- The research question/s
- Sample Design – who participated, how many
- The research methodology
- Research methods/ research tools/ data collection method
- They key findings/results
- Limitations (what could they have done better/differently – your opinion)
You will get a good mark if the presentation:
- The article you select is documents academic research comes from peer reviewed literature and discusses the skills required for your chosen profession
- Explains what research was done? (How did the researchers determine what skills are required)
- Describes how the research was conducted? What. research method/s did they use
- Details the important findings or the results (that is what skills are required for the profession) of the research?