1Assessment BriefModule Name: Information Management Module CodeLevelCredit ValueModule LeaderBSO1010420Syed Jaffery Assessment title:AS1 Research Report (Component 1)Weighting:60%Submission dates:19th November 2021Feedback andGrades due: Please read this assessment brief in its entirety before starting work on the Assessment Task.The Assessment TaskTechnology has the power to do many things, and changing the world is one of them. For someof us living in the western world, we are privileged to be living in a time where science andtechnology can assist us, make our lives easier and rethink the ways we go about our daily lives.The technology we are already exposed and accustomed to has paved the way for us toinnovate further, and this list of current and future technologies certainly have the potential tochange our lives even more. Especially, as the core and enable technologies will be associatedwith 5G network, the confidential information will move at all layers in future wireless systems.Data privacy concerns are difficult to ignore when the industry is struggling with data breachesand transparency issues. Consequently, the complexity and strength of security attacks haveincreased in the recent past making the detection or prevention of sabotage a global challenge.The assignment task is to write a 2,200-word report based on your investigation and explorationof one of the following themes:2• Artificial intelligence and the future loss of jobs• The internet of things (IoT) and the security concerns• 5G data networks and the transformation of human societies• Cyber security fraud, scams and Identity theft• Self-driving cars and the rise of automationYou must include at least 10 references from secondary sources on your chosen theme andyour argument must be supported by statistical evidences. Your references should include atleast one book and at least two academic journal articles.Assessment BreakdownThe assignment is worth 60% of the final module grade and is broken down as follows:Selection of Source Material (your research) 40%Here we will be looking for quality sources of research, have you used appropriate journalarticles or book? Do you demonstrate that you understand where and how to find qualityinformation, particularly when you get find your information sources on the web? You willneed to demonstrate that you have undertaken independent researchAnalysis of Topic and Use of Stats (using your own words) 40%Here we are looking to see can you use your research to support your writing, we will belooking to see how you use citations and paraphrasing and how you structure an argumentor point by building on the ideas of others. How well do you use statistics to support yourpoint?Citations and References presented in Harvard Format 10%Here we are looking to see if you can reference correctly. Do you cite sources in theappropriate style? Are your references in alphabetical order listed by author surname? Doyour citations and reference match?Report Presentation, Grammar and Spelling 10%A report layout is expected, as is attention to detail, make sure that you run a spell checkand read through your work before submitting!Assessment Guidance (more information about expectations)The report should be in a page numbered report format and include the following:3Title pageAssignment title, module code, full name and student code, as well as submission date.Table of ContentsIntroductionMain Content including statistical evidenceConclusionReferencesReferences should be cited within the report and listed in full, in alphabetical order, at the endof the report in Harvard Referencing Format. The word count is 2,200 and this does notinclude the reference list at the end of the report but does include everything else.Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this assessment, you will be able to:• Demonstrate awareness and understanding of the production and flow of digitalinformation and statistical data.• Identify relevant information resources and demonstrate the ability to select, analyseand process data into meaningful information.• Identify the key functionalities in Information Systems/Information Technology andunderstand how these are used to process and present information.Your grade will depend on the extent to which you meet these learning outcomes in the wayrelevant for this assessment. Please see the grading rubric on NILE for further details ofthe criteria against which you will be assessed.Word Limits (where appropriate)The word limit for this assignment is 2,200 words (±10%)Assessment SupportSpecific support sessions for this assessment will be provided by the module team andnotified through NILE. You can also access individual support and guidance for yourassessments from Library and Learning Services. Visit the Skills Hub to access this supportand to discover the online support also available for assessments and academic skills.Academic Integrity and MisconductUnless this is a group assessment, the work you produce must be your own, with work takenfrom any other source properly referenced and attributed. For the avoidance of doubt thismeans that it is an infringement of academic integrity and, therefore, academic misconduct toask someone else to carry out all or some of the work for you, whether paid or unpaid, or touse the work of another student whether current or previously submitted.For further guidance on what constitutes plagiarism, contract cheating or collusion, or any otherinfringement of academic integrity, please read the University’s Academic Integrity and4Misconduct Policy. Also useful resources to help with understanding academic integrity areavailable from UNPAC .N.B. The penalties for academic misconduct are severe and can include failing theassessment, failing the module and expulsion from the university.Assessment SubmissionTo submit your work, please go to the ‘Submit your work’ area on the NILE site and use therelevant submission point to upload your report. The deadline for this is 11.59pm (UK localtime) on the date of submission. Please note that essays and text based reports should besubmitted as word documents and not PDFs or Mac files.Written work submitted to TURNITIN will be subject to anti-plagiarism detection software.Turnitin checks student work for possible textual matches against internet available resourcesand its own proprietary database. WorkWhen you upload your work correctly to TURNITIN you will receive a receipt which is yourrecord and proof of submission. If your assessment is not submitted to TURNITIN, ratherthan a receipt, you will see a green banner at the top of the screen that denotes successfulsubmission.N.B Work emailed directly to your tutor will not be marked.Late submission of workFor first sits, if an item of assessment is submitted late and an extension has not beengranted, the following will apply:• Within one week of the original deadline – work will be marked and returned with fullfeedback, and awarded a maximum bare pass grade.• More than one week from original deadline – grade achievable LG (L indicating late).For resits there are no allowances for work submitted late and it will be treated as a nonsubmission.Please see the Assessment and Feedback Policy for full information on the processes relatedto assessment, grading and feedback, including anonymous grading. You will also find thegeneric grading criteria for achievement at University Grading Criteria. Also explained thereare the meanings of the various G grades at the bottom of the grading scale including LGmentioned above.ExtensionsThe University of Northampton’s general policy with regard to extensions is to be supportiveof students who have genuine difficulties, but not against pressures of work that could havereasonably been anticipated.For full details please refer to the Extensions Policy. Extensions are only available for first sits– they are not available for resits.5Mitigating CircumstancesFor guidance on Mitigating circumstances please go to Mitigating Circumstances where youwill find detailed guidance on the policy as well as guidance and the form for making anapplication.Please note, however, that an application to defer an assessment on the grounds of mitigatingcircumstances should normally be made in advance of the submission deadline orexamination date.Feedback and GradesThese can be accessed through clicking on the Feedback and Grades tab on NILE. Feedbackwill be provided by a rubric with summary comments.
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