Assessment 2: Research report PrintAssessment overview For this assessment you will write a research report building on the report-writing skills you developed in first-year Psychology. Just as in first-year Psychology you will write a full report including the abstract introduction and your own hypotheses as well as the method results and discussion. The purpose of this assessment is to improve your skills in reading and comprehending research as well as writing research reports. This year you will begin to integrate your skills in statistics with your report-writing ability. These skills are a necessary part of any degree accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) so you will require them in third-year Psychology. Furthermore whether you enter private practice or academic research you will neet to be able to read and not expected to read all of the articles; read selectively. Methodology - This document describes the research study that was completed. Online questionnaire - This document details the questions/scales used. SPSS data file - This file contains the resulting data and must be opened with SPSS. Optional support resources The Findlay eText is your guide to APA-style lab reports - be sure to look back there if you need a refresher. Keep the Study resources site in mind as well if you need guidance on: Searching for resourcesResearching Referencing sources - APA 6th editionSubmitting assessments. Submission details Please submit this assessment via Turnitin. See the Assessment 2 section of Blackboard for the submission point. Assessment criteria Quality of Introduction and Abstract. Quality of Method section. Quality of Results section. Quality of Discussion section. Quality of writing and APA style. [...]
Assessment Description . You are required to read the following case study and prepare a Performance Evaluation PowerPoint Presentation of no more than 20 slides including accompanying notes of no more than 100 words per slide based on the information contained in the case study. Case Study – DeGrandis Sporting Goods DeGrandis Sporting Goods is a large Australian retailer of exercise and sporting equipment. The company sells a number of well-known international brands including, ASICS, Adidas, Nike, Puma and, to a much lesser extent, the company’s own private label product range, called DeGrandis. The board of directors have recently approved a new strategic plan developed by company CEO Fergus DeGrandis that includes doubling revenues from the sale of the DeGrandis private label product range within three years by establishing a strong network of reliable Chinese sporting goods suppliers. The board of directors did make one significant addition to Fergus’s proposed plan before approving it: the DeGrandis private label product range must only include products of exceedingly high quality so as to earn the company the reputation of being the retailer of the highest quality sporting goods sold in Australia. Within the DeGrandis Sporting Goods project portfolio, three new projects have been implemented since the approval of the new strategic plan: 1. ProjectA–DeGrandisRunningShoes Project A introduced the DeGrandis private label running shoe to the company’s product range. Although the project ran over budget, the project team successfully developed a new sole cushioning technology and delivered a brand new shoe within the project timeframe. Customers love the new shoes - they are outselling rival international brands - and sales have increased company revenues by over $5 million. The editor of online running shoe reviewer Shoe News has given the running shoes a 5 out of 5 star rating. But not everybody is so thrilled with the project’s outcomes. The board of directors is unhappy that the project team did not consult them about the Chinese organisation selected to manufacture and supply the shoes. Had the directors known that the Chinese supplier uses child labour in their factory they would not have approved the supply agreement because engaging partners that rely on child labour is prohibited under the company’s Code of Conduct. 2. ProjectB-AustralianOlympicCommittee(AOC)Partnership The primary objective of Project B was for DeGrandis Sporting Goods to become an official supplier of sporting equipment to the Australian Olympic Team. At the outset all key stakeholders were identified and consulted and a comprehensive list of project requirements was developed based on stakeholder needs. Apart from the project running six months over the scheduled project timeframe, every other project requirement was successfully met. The new partnership was established and sales are estimated to have increased by over $3 million. The project was considered a resounding success until it emerged that the project sponsor, a member of the DeGrandis senior executive team, had paid a high ranking AOC official an incentive payment to approve the partnership. The press learned of the bribe and the incident became a public scandal. DeGrandis Sporting Goods suffered reputational damage as the company’s Code of Conduct expressly prohibits the payment of bribes to generate business. An extensive marketing campaign originally developed to promote the partnership has been cancelled because it would only draw more attention to the bribery scandal. 3. ProjectC–LadybirdSportingApparel Project C successfully introduced the environmentally friendly and internationally known Ladybird brand of sporting apparel to the DeGrandis Sporting Goods product range. Although fundamental project requirements such as project timeframe and budget were met, the new line of clothing was not properly market tested prior to the product line launch. It turns out that customers consider the Ladybird clothing range to be inferior in quality and customer complaints have increased as a result. DeGrandis Sporting Goods have ceased ordering new stock from Ladybird due to poor sales and increasing customer dissatisfaction. In your PowerPoint slide presentation you must evaluate the performance of the three projects and provide each of the following: a) Commentary on alignment with strategic goals and ethical standards b) A Project Performance Scorecard (PPS) Snapshot c) Conclusions d) Recommendations A PowerPoint template is provided for you to follow if you wish. There is no requirement to use the PowerPoint template.