Independent Research Project

timer Asked: May 4th, 2017

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IRP assignment

1. IRP Assignment requirements: Attached Files: • IS 3310 XTID IRP Business Memo Template.docx (12.833 KB) • IRP Presentation Template.pptx (178.396 KB) • IS 3310 XTID IRP Rubric.pdf (264.345 KB) • link: • IS 3310 XTID IRP Instructions.pdf (514.234 KB) • link: Attached to this assignment are the instructions and templates for the Business Memo and Analysis Presentation. Download and review all of the attachments, there are tips in the templates to ease your work and help you accomplish this assignment. Here is a link to the video: 2. Uploading Excel data into SAS Video link: 3. IRP-Data Table 1.10 Employment change, replacement needs, and job openings projected 20142024(Numbers in thousands) Records: 1089 Attributes: 10
ANALYSIS TITLE STUDENTFIRSTNAME STUDENTLASTNAME IS 3310 XTID OVERVIEW • In this section, summarize your introduction. • Remember that Power Point is a visual aid… • You are the presentation. • Please change the design, but keep the sections. • No more than seven bullets per slide. • Usually no more than seven words per line. ISSUE ANALYSIS • In this section, discuss your analysis plan… • In other words, how you planned to analyze your data set. • Remember, your presentation should take 5 to 10 minutes. • At 10 minutes, I am cutting you off. DATA • Briefly discuss your data. • The meta data (where it came from, what it is about) • The descriptive statistics • Number of records • Number of attributes • Include a table if you wish (see example below): Item Number Notes Records 1,278 No missing data Attributes 12 Used five for the analysis ANALYSIS • In this section, discuss your analysis in detail. • You need to convince me that you understood what you were doing. • You may use several slides for this section. • Include useful and relevant graphics that can help you tell your story. • The right picture is worth a thousands words. • What picture do you need me to see? CONCLUSION • In this section, clearly communicate to me what you discovered in your analysis. • Discuss why it matters. QUESTIONS • You will have to answer questions from me about your analysis, • So, make sure that you are ready to go on your presentation day. • If you have not used Blackboard Collaborate Ultra yet for video conference, • Give me a call at 334.559.4242 to set up a time for a test run. • If you questions about the presentation, let me know.
Today’s Date (e.g. 30 April 2017) From: StudentFirstName StudentLastName To: Dr. Bohler Subj: IRP: Analysis Title (e.g. Airport Traffic Analysis) Introduction: In the first paragraph of this section, provide a brief overview of the analytical question you are trying to answer in this analysis. This entire report should be three to four pages, including tables and charts. Double spaced, one inch margins, Times New Roman, size 12 font. In the second paragraph of this section, discuss the SAS tools and tasks that you used to complete the analysis, and identify the nature (origins, date, owner – the “meta data”) of the data set you used for analysis. In the third paragraph of this section, briefly summarize your findings, conclusions, and clearly communicate the impact or meaning of what you have discovered. Issue Analysis: In the first part of this section, briefly discuss your analysis plan. Make sure you identify the question that you are hoping to answer. Data: Discuss in detail your data, where it came from, how you cleaned it, etc. Provide a table with descriptive statistics from SAS. Analysis: In this section, discuss your analysis in detail. Include any relevant tables and charts. Do not change the margins, and make sure all graphics fit on the page and do not break across pages. Conclusion: In this section, clearly identify the analytical conclusion you have reached after your analysis of the data.
IS 3310 Independent Research Project Reviewed: 4/27/2017 IRP: Data Driven Decision Making using SAS (Estimated time to complete: 6.0 hours) Summary: In this Independent Research Project (IRP), students conduct an analysis project using SAS primarily and Excel as needed to analyze real world data. The student will create and submit a business memo that clearly communicates their analysis of a real world data set. The students will also create a Power Point presentation that summarizes their IRP and present their analysis live, via video-teleconference or as a recorded video presentation. The student will also answer questions about their presentation in discussion. Attachments: 1. 2. 3. 4. IS 3310 IRP Instructions.docx (This document) IS 3310 XTID IRP Business Memo Template.docx IRP Presentation Template.pptx IRP Assignment Rubric Other resources: Video: Directions: 1. Download the attachments listed above from the LMS (Blackboard). 2. Click on the link for the video, use the directions in the attachments to follow along in the assignment. Stop the video when you need to complete a step. 3. Open the “Business Memo Template” file, and save it as Word file entitled “YourLastName IRP”. For example, if my last name were “Jones”, I would save the file as “Jones IRP” without the quotation marks. Word will add the .docx extension automatically. 4. Modify the sections of the Business Memo as directed, using the results of your analysis using SAS. Make sure to provide a clear recommendation to the business question asked in the Business Report template about the analytical question you are trying to answer using the data you imported. Save the file. 5. Open the “IRP Presentation Template” file, and save it as a Power Point file entitled “YourLastName IRP Presentation”. Power Point will add the .pptx extension automatically. 6. Modify the sections of the IRP Presentation as needed, using the results of your analysis, your Business Report, and your research into your analytical question. Be prepared to answer questions about your analysis, and your Business Report, during your presentation. 7. Upload your file that contains your completed Business Memo, and the IRP Presentation to the IRP assignment in the LMS (Blackboard). 8. If giving a live presentation, confirm the date and time of your presentation. 9. After your presentation, answer any questions posted in the LMS Discussion Board about your presentation, up to the final due date of the IRP Assignment. Deliverables: • • • Business Memorandum IRP Presentation Answer questions after your presentation IS 3310 Independent Research Project Reviewed: 4/27/2017
IS 3310 Research Project Rubric Criteria % Exemplary (100) Problem / Opportunity Statement 5 Problem is clearly stated and well-supported. Analytical question to be answered is clear. Statement is mostly clear with some support, but may sometimes digress. Statement is identifiable, but is not consistently clear throughout the paper. Problem or opportunity cannot be clearly identified. 5 The ideas are arranged logically to support the purpose or argument. They flow smoothly from one to another and are clearly linked to each other. The reader can follow the line of reasoning. The ideas are arranged logically to support the central purpose or argument. They are usually clearly linked to each other. For the most part, the reader can follow the line of reasoning. In general, the writing is arranged logically, although occasionally ideas fail to make sense together. The reader is fairly clear about what writer intends. The writing is not logically organized. Frequently, ideas fail to make sense together. The reader cannot identify a line of reasoning and loses interest. 15 The appropriate analysis was conducted to answer the question that was under investigation. Relevant graphics were used to illustrate the analysis. An analysis was conducted, but the results did not address the question that was under investigation. An analysis was conducted, but the results did not address the question that was under investigation. No evidence of an analysis of the data set is presented. Conclusion section that relates the solution to the problem statement. Conclusion section is included, but does not draw a clear connection between the problem and solution. Conclusion section is present, but does not resolve the problem or present a solution. No conclusion is presented. The writing is free or almost free of errors. There are occasional errors, but they don’t represent a major distraction or obscure meaning. The writing has many errors, and the reader is distracted by them. There are so many errors that meaning is obscured. The reader is confused and stops reading. Paper is approximately 4 pages. Paper is approximately 3 pages, or more than 5. Paper is approximately 2 pages, or more than six. Paper is approximately 1 page. Good design, easy to read, had all essential elements, added value to the presentation. Good presentation, but had errors. Allowed audience to follow speaker. Presentation had many errors, hard to follow. Poor design, hard to read, busy slides. Not value added. Excellent work. Oral presentation covered all essential aspects of the analysis. Student could answer all questions. Good work. With help from the instructor, covered most of the important aspects of the analysis. Student could answer most questions. Sufficient, but not convincing. Student had trouble discussing the analysis, difficulty answering questions. Not a good presentation. Did not communicate to the instructor that they understood the analysis they conducted, could not answer questions. Content/ Organization Issue Analysis Conclusion 15 Grammar, Spelling, Writing Mechanics 5 Length of Business Memo 5 Power Point 25 Analysis Presentation 25 TOTAL Good (80) Acceptable (60) Poor (40)

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