1985 ), “ asymptotically efficient adaptive allocation rules ,” advances B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

1985 ), “ asymptotically efficient adaptive allocation rules ,” advances B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

  • q Assessment Details

    In this module, you are required to submit a short research paper
    as an individual assignment (CW).

    HAND-IN REQUIREMENTS:
    Select one problem/topic and use the methods covered in this
    module to write a research essay. The methods can be included but not limited
    to the methods as below:
    1)
    Hypothesis tests on mean and variance;
    2)
    Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).
    3)
    Linear regression.
    Detailed requirements on this report can be found in the next
    page. Linear programming;
    You are supposed to write this essay by yourself alone. Your
    assignment markings are graded based on the below items.

    Marking Item Assessor Marking Weight
    Problem/topic statement. Module leader 10%
    Literature review. Module leader 20%
    Analysis methodology. Module leader 30%
    Results of analysis. Module leader 20%
    Conclusions. Module leader 15%
    References. Module leader 5%

    GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR REPORT:
    There is not requirement for word limit of the essay and the essay
    is not supposed to reach the level of a formal research paper or even a
    dissertation. Just consider this to be a simple practice of your future
    research. There are only “pass” and “fail” levels for the individual assignment.
    On the cover page of your report, please write down all the
    information required.
    In the problem/topic statement section, please give a brief
    description of the problem/topic you concern in this essay, including a general
    scope of the topic, the importance of the topic and which areas can the topic
    contribute to.
    In the literature review section, please give a comprehensive
    review of related work on the same area you concern. Try to highlight some of the
    papers that have a higher significance or a closer relation with your work.
    Then, you should make a brief discussion of the existing drawbacks potential
    improvements of the research on this topic and associate your contribution in
    this work with these issues.
    In the methodology section, please explain in details the approaches
    involved, including data collection and analysis techniques you use. In
    particular, I require you to follow the “principle first” rule, which means
    before you introduce a definition, index, theory, method, you should make a
    brief interpretation of the reason you need it.
    In the results section, please provide the detailed results and
    findings through your methodology, also draw some implications and/or
    commentary to support your conclusion. You may use actual data set
    that you collect from real sources. Or, you may use artificial data generated
    by any software. But please be noted that your results must be consistent with
    your data set and analysis process.

    In the conclusion section, summarize your problem/topic, the
    methodology you use, the conclusion you draw about the topic and your
    recommendations to the other researchers concerning the same topic (any
    potential future research direction, etc.).
    In the References section, please list all the references you have
    cited for your report in an alphabetical order using the APA or Vancouver style
    (author-year). Please arrange all references in the right format.

    Example:
    Lai and Robbins (1985) (In
    the main body)

    Lai, T. L. and Robbins, H.
    (1985), “Asymptotically efficient adaptive allocation rules,” Advances in
    Applied Mathematics
    , 6(1), 4–22.

    If more details are specified for the assessment, you are referred to
    the students to Assessment policy on E-bridge or further notice on Learning
    Mall Online.