BUSN3001 – Research and Referencing Exercise
The Research and Referencing Exercise examines students’ ability to appropriately reference scholarly research, and to identify and organise sources relevant to the completion of the Case Analysis. This task supports students in preparing to write the Case Analysis through developing referencing skills and using academic resources to prepare an essay plan.
This assessment task is to be completed individually.
This task will help you to prepare for the Case Analysis assessment item. Read the assessment requirements for the Case Analysis prior to completing this Research and Referencing Exercise. It is critical that you carefully and correctly use the Harvard referencing system for this assessment.
If you are unfamiliar with the Harvard referencing system, the ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre (ASLC) provides detailed information on referencing on its website. It is strongly advised that you familiarise yourselves with this approach prior to completing this task.
Part 1 – Referencing exercise (4 marks)
Using the ANU Library SuperSearch, Google Scholar, or a scholarly internet search engine of your choice, find and download the article ‘Shareholder activism and firms' voluntary disclosure of climate change risks’ authored by Flammer, Toffel and Viswanathan in 2021. After carefully reading this article, write a concise summary of the article ensuring that you include the following:
(i) (At least) one direct quotation from the article by Flammer, Toffel and Viswanathan that is correctly referenced;
(ii) (At least) one sentence paraphrasing a specific argument made by Flammer, Toffel and Viswanathan that is correctly referenced (i.e. you must re-write a specific argument in your own words and correctly reference this); and
(iii) A brief discussion of how this article relates to accountability as we have covered in the course.
This summary should be no more than 300 words. Remember to write this overview in your own words. You must use the Harvard referencing system for this referencing exercise. The ANU Academic Skills Office has a guide to Harvard Referencing available on their website.
Part 2 – Research Task (6 marks)
Using the ANU Library SuperSearch, Google Scholar, or a scholarly internet search engine of your choice, identify at least 3 relevant media articles on your chosen topic for the Research Essay (i.e. climate risk disclosures or carbon disclosures) from credible sources (e.g. published newspapers like The Economist, online journals such as Reuters and other reputable sources; these articles must be in English), and at least 7 additional scholarly journal articles that will be relevant to the preparation of your Case Analysis.
Using these media articles and journal articles provide the following:
(i) A list of properly-formatted reference list entries for each of the articles you have found; and
(ii) A short statement of the key argument/s of each article and how you plan to use each article in your Case Analysis.
We suggest you present this information in the form of a table (i.e. with each reference list entry as a new row, and your short statement about the key argument/use of the article included in the second column). Ensure that this part of your submission is no longer than 2 pages.
You must use the Harvard referencing system. The ANU Academic Skills Office has a guide to Harvard Referencing available on their website.
Academic integrity is taken seriously at ANU. Ensure everything you submit is your own work. You can use the ANU Academic Skills Turnitin Practice Site to check your work prior to submission. Also, ensure you check the Turnitin Originality Report function to ensure you have correctly referenced the work of others. Apparent instances of plagiarism or academic misconduct will be reported and dealt with according to ANU Student Academic Integrity Policy and Processes.
Submission: Students must submit through the Turnitin system on Wattle. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU website. Late submission without an approved extension is permitted for this task. However, late submissions are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item.
Presentation: Your submissions must be word-processed and presented professionally, using 12pt font and at least 1.5 line spacing. You may use 1.0 line spacing in your table. Ensure your grammar, expression and spelling are carefully checked before submission. Long direct quotes should be single spaced and indented from the left margin.
Extensions and Penalties: Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions will only be considered when evidence of medical illness (e.g. medical certificate or hospital admission documentation) or other serious misadventure can be provided. Work or other personal commitments are not acceptable reasons for extensions for coursework assessment. If you need an extension, you must request it in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.