Accounting Information Systems
This major paper will take the research on Accounting Information Systems (and incorporate the feedback) that you received in the preceding DFS papers and present it in one final report. For this report, you should be referencing at least 10 relevant and credible sources. The body of the report should be at least 2,750 words with the covering memo, appendices and references not included in the word count. This report will be professional in appearance (use APA document style)
This paper brings together your literature review, surveys, interviews and all other research you have done together in one cohesive document. As with your last paper, in this final report you make assertions, arguments or observations and back them up (or provide a dissenting opinion) with excerpts or information from the literature or original research. You must expand on your literature review, incorporate the new references and add information from your original research. The BEST papers weave the secondary research and original research together in a cohesive discussion; they do not tack the original research on to the literature review. This is a business document and as such, should be written in a concise, tight business style. Do not take 10 words to say what could easily be said in 5. Please ensure you have a trusted editor read over your paper before submission.
This is simply a “To:/From:/Re:/Date:” memo that would be typically used in a business setting as a cover document. Use the instructor’s name in the To: section; use your name in the From: section; use the working title of your paper in the Re: or Regarding: section. You can set this page up in your own format – just be sure to include the required components.
The title page should simply state the title of your report, your name and the date with Academic Integrity certification.
An executive summary is typically a one page document that provides a concise summary of what is covered in the body of the document. The purpose of the executive summary is to allow the reader to see at a glance:
• the purpose of the report
• the significant findings
• the conclusions the author has reached
You should use headings (Purpose, Significant Findings, Conclusion) within the body of the executive summary, so the reader can quickly find and review what they need to know. The executive summary should be located immediately following the title page.
Table of Contents
The table of contents page will refer the reader to the various headings, subheadings, appendices and reference page used in the paper. All pages should be numbered for easy referral. MS Word has a Table of Contents (TOC) function that works very well for this.
In your Introduction, clearly state your research question(s) – what did you spend over a month researching? Some students choose to have a separate heading “Research Questions” where they list their questions before the Introduction. Both formats are acceptable.
Body of the Report
Use headings and subheadings to break up the information into a logical format. This is where your literature review can be drawn on and expanded with the results of any original research. Exhibits and graphs that can add to or explain your information clearly can be used in the body of the report (be careful not to overuse exhibits).
As with previous papers, citations must be included when using information found in your articles or taken from your original research. Review the APA for how to cite properly (be mindful that in DFS we also require the page numbers in citations). When citing your interviews, use the APA format: (Interviewee’s first initial, Interviewee’s last name, personal communication, Date of the interview).
Clearly state the conclusion(s) you have reached in regards to your research question.
Your appendices should contain any of the following:
• a copy of your survey
• the tabulated results of any survey or questionnaire
• a copy of your interview questions with responses. If more than one interview was done using the same questions, clearly indicate who is responding (by name or font color).
• any other information that adds information to your report that you may want to refer to in the body of the report
If you have done a survey and are citing the results – use (see Appendix A) in the body of your report. If you are citing interview responses, see Citation information above for the APA format.
As with previous paper, use APA for your document and references. List all references that you used in the writing of your report. Do not include references that were not relevant or not used. It is expected that you have advanced APA format skills and part marks will not be given for incorrect format.
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