Evidence and Professional Scepticism Report and Reflection
Task - Fact-Checking Evidence and Professional Scepticism Report and Reflection
(word count:1000 words)
Statement: Most of the reduced fat departs the body as water during weight loss.
Evaluate whether a statement provided is true or false before any investigation is undertaken. Collect and justify three levels of evidence related to the statement provided: one minimal piece of evidence, one corroborating piece of evidence and one persuasive piece of evidence. Then write a report concluding whether they believe the statement is still true or false after investigation, using the evidence collected to support their position.
The report must also include a reflection on the following questions:
- what they have learnt from the fact-checking assessment in relation to the auditors role in identifying and reporting frauds and errors.
- how and what they have learnt from this assessment can be applied to the auditing practice and profession.
- the importance and relevance of fact-checking in the role of audit and assurance services within Australia and worldwide.
- Construct relevant, logical arguments based on initial analysis.
- Provide appropriate evidence for statement justification.
- Present clear and appropriate conclusions based on analysis provided.
- Reflect on how to integrate experiences into current and/or future practice.