Semester 1, 2019 This is a Group Assignment. This is due in week 10 or 11.
All questions must be completed.
Transurban is a company that primarily builds Toll roads in Australia and overseas.
The 2018 Annual report for the Company is provided at the following address https://www.transurban.com/about-us/reporting
Using the 2018 annual report to compare the financial results of the Company between 2017 and 2018. You should use any financial information provided in the 2018 reports (including ratios, and narratives) to conclude on the improvements or not in financial position and profitability. You discussion should focus on reasons for this (the Group financial statements appear on Page 54 of the report).
What other information would you need to make an assessment of Transurban?
Word Limit 1000 words, Marks = 40
The 2018 FY18 UN Sustainable Development Goals progress report is provided at the following address
Use this information to explain how Transurban is meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). What is your opinion of these initiatives?
Word Limit 750 words, Marks = 30
Problem 9.6 Rochelle Graves Ltd, page 392 Weygant et al., (2013)
Comparative Financial data at 30 June for Harry’s Hardware is as follows.
Cash at Bank 16,400 19,000
Inventories 40,000 52,000
Receivables (net) 16,400 15,000
Prepaid Insurance 600 700
Long term investments 14,000 20,000
Motor vehicles 84,000 90,000
Accumulated depreciation – motor vehicles (26,000) (36,000)
Total Assets 145,400 160,700
Accrued sundry expenses Accounts Payable 350
Long term loan 35,000 25,000
Total Equities 145,400 160,700
Harrys Hardware Income Statement for year ended 30 June 2018
Income: $ $
Gross proceeds from sale of motor vehicle 3,000 453,000
Cost of sales 320,000
General expenses including depreciation 68,000
Carrying amount of motor vehicle sold 2,000 390,000
Although there is no one way to plan your thesis/dissertation, there are some strategies that most everyone finds helpful.
First, you should have a plan and stick to it the best you can. Please read the sample plan below and come up with your own. You may use the one provided, modify it, or come up with something completely different. The key is to understand what the task is, and how you best complete long term projects. You know yourself better than anyone else does, so take a few days to devise a plan that will work for you.
Second, you should keep track of the hours that you actually work on your thesis or dissertation. Note: keeping track of hours like this is important for goal setting and time management.
Third, you should identify what you will do that counts as working on your thesis/dissertation, such as finding literature related to your topic, (researching), reading, summarizing, data collection, or writing that is directly relevant. Talking about your thesis/dissertation to others and engaging in intellectual dialogue about it will help you to develop better understanding about your topic. Spend time to read academic materials necessary for your topic. Ask your friends and colleagues to give feedback, and accepting constructive criticism related to to your thesis/dissertation will help to improve the quality of your work.
Fourth, work on your thesis/dissertation a minimum of 10 minutes every single day. Note: this is very important and is not as impossible as you think. Considering the definition of work above, it may be as simple as typing up three references, reading a short article, or summarizing an article you read the day before. It could also be as simple as logging into the course and reading about what is going on with everyone’s research, or sharing with everyone that you have writer’s block.
Fifth, when your prospectus and proposal are approved you should congratulate yourself and relax for at least two days without reading anything related to your thesis or dissertation. On the third day, return to your thesis or dissertation with full determination to make greater progress.
Bear this in mind: A good thesis gives you the confidence that you need to seek employment or become self-employed. A university graduate that writes a good thesis or dissertation is competent to handle practical matters related to his or her area of specialty. In contrast, a graduate that failed to write a good thesis or dissertation is incompetent. If he or she is fortunate to secure employment and given a responsibility related to his or her discipline, the person will never leave up to the expectations in that profession. A graduate that has not written a good thesis, his or her judgments and conclusions about any contested issue will be weak. Thus, trusting him or her with a position of authority in any organization is a big gamble because the knowledge that he or she claimed to have acquired is built on a weak foundation.
Customer’s Complaints and Testimonials request you to share your opinion about our services. This will provide the public independent assessment that they need to decide whether to work with our company. Please provide your contact phone number and email to be sure that you are a real person, and not just someone that tries to deceive the public.
What is Ontology?
Ontology means the nature of existence or the determinants of the nature of existence. It is the researchers’ knowledge (what he or she believes) that determines the nature of existence, not the things being researched. Thus, a researcher’s acceptance or rejection that a phenomenon has a certain shape, size, and color depends on the type of knowledge or believe which influence the researcher’s view of the phenomenon. Therefore, no account of any phenomenon is value free even though objectivity remains the criteria to judge the worth of any research paper.
Epistemology means the method that applies to any scientific investigation. It answers the obvious question; why do you prefer one method than the alternative methods that exist in a particular discipline or field of study?
An Aim is what you want to achieve from a certain research endeavor. Your aim should direct you to formulate clear research questions and locate data for your research. Without an aim, a researcher will achieve close to nothing. A paper without a clear aim has no meaning! You must find an aim to enable you to put forward a logical argument. Otherwise, your paper will become aimless.
A Puzzle is a hypothetical question that leads a researcher into the investigation of the nature of a phenomenon whose nature is unknown.
A Research question means a fundamental question that leads to an inquiry of a given phenomenon, whether known or unknown. It is an overarching question (s) in which the entire research processes draw threads that link one part into the other
Phenomena are things that can be observed in the world through which researchers gain knowledge to understand the world. Thus, a phenomenon is something that a researcher set out to investigate its nature of existence.