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Assessment 1: Case study portfolio (60%)

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Assessment 1: Case study portfolio (60%)

 

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Case study portfolio (60%) Due: Session 4 – wed 1 February 2017.
  Overview

The new millennium has ushered in a wave of synthetic, caffeinated high-energy drinks targeted at the youth market. Over the past 10 years, the consumption of caffeinated beverages intended to “energise” has increased significantly. Energy drinks were recently shown to comprise 20% of the total convenience store beverage market, with “Red Bull” and “V” accounting for over 97% of sales in this multimillion-dollar industry. Increasingly, toxicity from caffeine overdose is being reported to hospitals and poisons centers (Gunja and Brown 2012).

 

The aim of this assessment task is to identify and report on the quantitative measures and content of messages related to energy drinks on Twitter.

Preparatory task

1.       Familiarise yourself with Twitter by creating your own account

2.       Identify, download and skim-read: Burton, Dadich and Soboleva (2013)*

3.       Choose any energy drink brand

4.       The chosen brand/company must have an official (corporate) Twitter account in USA or Australia

5.       The chosen brand’s Twitter accounts must have a minimum level of activity – that is, on average one tweet a day in the past three months

6.       Download and save the first 100 English-language tweets generated from the search

  • Case studie part A (30%)
Case Study Part A (30%)
PART A
Length No more than 1,000 words
Format Short Report
Due Date Session 4 (Friday, February 3, 2017)
Learning outcomes The assessment requires application of numeracy and information literacy skills to make informed decision for Business situations which is based on course-level learning outcomes (CLOs) 4.

 

In line with the measures used by Burton, Dadich and Soboleva (2013)* analyse your chosen brand’s Twitter account on the basis of:

·         Account Activity and Connectedness

·         Efficiency of Communication

·         Influence

·         Interactivity

iNote: You need to define these measures based on existing literature and report the extent of these activities by your chosen company analysing their contents. This may involve categorising Tweets in terms of these variables, analysing information and describing Twitter activities of your chosen company based on your analysis. Is there any other form of quantitative analysis which can be undertaken to analyse the Twitter accounts? (You may wish to refer to some other journal articles to see if any further type of quantitative analysis needs to be undertaken).

*Burton, Dadich and Soboleva (2013), ‘Competing Voices: Marketing and Counter-Marketing Alcohol on Twitter’; Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, vol. 25, pp. 186-209.

Additional Reading: Burton, Soboleva and Khan (2014) Smoke spots: promoting smoking with social media; Tobacco Control.

  • Marking criteria and standards
CRITERIA STANDARDS
Introduction:
Aims of the assessment task; methodology used
No formal introduction or an inadequate introduction A brief introduction which does not adequately identify the aim of the task Good understanding of the  research objectives; research method could be missing Comprehensive understanding and explanation of the aims; could become long and tedious The introductory section clearly reflects the aims of the task; use of research method can also be identified
0-1 2 3 4 5
Analysis:

For numeracy,  describes the problem and the solution path using correct mathematical   terminology and conventions, in order to make informed Business decisions.

 

Inaccurately or incompletely converts information of the problem into various mathematical forms that do not enable an informed Business decision. Some conversion of information of the identified problem into limited or inappropriate mathematical formats that partially enables informed Business decision. Competently converts information of the problem into an appropriate and desired mathematical portrayal that enables an informed Business decision. Skillfully converts information of the problem into an appropriate and desired mathematical portrayal that enables an informed Business decision. Skillfully converts relevant information of the problem into an insightful mathematical portrayal in a way that contributes to a deeper understanding of the problem and enables an informed Business decision.
0-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
Analysis:

For information literacy, locate, collect, evaluate and use information appropriately, in order to make informed Business decisions.

Uses published, confidential and/or proprietary information in a way that does not enable an informed Business decision and demonstrates an incomplete understanding of ethical and legal restrictions for distinguishing between common knowledge and ideas requiring attribution (for citing, referencing, paraphrasing, summarising, quoting, remaining true to original context). Uses published, confidential and/or proprietary information in a way that  partially enables an informed Business decision and demonstrates a limited understanding of ethical and legal restrictions for distinguishing between common knowledge and ideas requiring attribution (for citing, referencing, paraphrasing, summarising, quoting, remaining true to original context). Uses published, confidential and/or proprietary information in a way that enables an informed Business decision and demonstrates a competent understanding of ethical and legal restrictions for distinguishing between common knowledge and ideas requiring attribution (for citing, referencing, paraphrasing, summarising, quoting, remaining true to original context). Uses published, confidential and/or proprietary information in a way that enables an informed Business decision and demonstrates a a very good understanding of ethical and legal restrictions for distinguishing between common knowledge and ideas requiring attribution (for citing, referencing, paraphrasing, summarising, quoting, remaining true to original context). Uses published, confidential and/or proprietary information in a way that enables an informed Business decision and demonstrates an advanced understanding of ethical and legal restrictions for distinguishing between common knowledge and ideas requiring attribution (for citing, referencing, paraphrasing, summarising, quoting, remaining true to original context).
0-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
 

Use of tools to display information

Inadequately demonstrates the ability to use technologies appropriate to the Business context Basic presentation with a few basic graphs. It provides little insight and logic and/or lacks structure Uses tools appropriately to display information for the relevant Business context Interesting and easy to read but could be better structured. Good use of graphs, tables etc. irrelevant unnecessary data / discussion Uses tools innovatively or uses optimally appropriate tools to display information for the relevant Business context
1 2 3 4 5

 

 
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