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Research Project Examination

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23AY 2023 Curriculum

  • Students who enrolled as new students in 2023 April or Later.

Submission of Research Projects Summary

All students in their final semester must submit a notice approved by their supervisor for the type of Research Project they are writing. The notice should be submitted together with the Research Project Summary. The appropriate form may be found at the link below.

  Spring Semester Fall Semester
Summary Submission April 25 October 20
Submission Location Moodle

Note: If the deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday, or a day when the office is closed, the deadline will move to the immediately preceding working day.

Research Project Summary Form

Research Project Submission Deadline

GSM students in their last semester must submit their Research Project according to the submission schedule below. Research Projects must be submitted in person to the Academic Office and all notification results must also be received in person.

  Spring Semester Fall Semester
Research Project Submission May 31 November 30
Notification of the Examination Results June 25 December 20
Resubmission after Revision July 15 January 15
Notification of the Final Results July 31 January 31

Note: If the deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday, or a day when the office is closed, the deadline will move to the immediately preceding working day.

Examination Flow for the GSM Research Projects

Notes:

  • 1. All Research Projects must be submitted by 16:30. Any papers submitted after this time will not be accepted.
  • 2. If the deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday or a day when the office is closed, the deadline will move to the immediately preceding working day.

One (1) soft copy of the Research Project must be submitted to the Academic Office for examination. The soft copy must be submitted to "Moodle"

A designated title page must be attached to the Research Project upon submission. All required information on the title page must be typed. The form is available for download from the link below. Research Projects without attached title page will not be accepted under any circumstance.
Submission guidelines are made available to students in their submitting semester through Moodle.

Procedures for the Examination of Research Projects

Research Project Revision and Re-Examination

Possible results for this examination are: “Pass”, “Minor Revision”, “Major Revision”, and “Fail”. The examination results are announced and copies of the evaluation rubrics and evaluation reports from the examiners of the Research Project are also distributed.
All students whose examination result was decided as "Minor Revision" or "Major Revision" must revise their Research Project according to the examiners' recommendations and resubmit the new version for re-examination. The revised Research Projects should meet the same evaluation criteria. Revised Research Projects must include a clear summary of how examiners' comments have been addressed / have not been addressed and any other changes made.

Research Projects Re-Submission

One soft copy of the Research Project which was required to be revised must be resubmitted to the Academic Office for re-examination. The soft copy must be submitted to "Moodle".
The designated title page for re-examination must be attached to the Research Project upon re-submission. All required information on the title page must be typed. Research Projects without attached title page will not be accepted under any circumstance.

Research Project Title Page (for re-examination)

Interpretation of Turnitin Similarity Reports

We expect that all students will strictly follow the standards against plagiarism of APU. A value of 15% is set for the similarity index of Turnitin similarity reports giving the students additional guidance in avoiding plagiarism. However, this value is a necessary condition to be examined by the Research Projects Committee but it is not a sufficient condition for a project to be deemed as plagiarized. It is possible that your supervisor or the Research Projects Committee identifies unacceptable cases of plagiarism within your Research Project even if the similarity index is below 15%, or a Research Project with a similarity index of above 15% may still be considered acceptable. Turnitin detects similarity but not plagiarism. The Research Projects Committee and examiners will conduct an investigation and make an assessment of plagiarism if the similarity index is above 15%.

The details are as follows:

  • 1. All Research Projects must be carefully checked for plagiarism and citation issues using Turnitin. Supervisors will also check the similarity reports and provide further guidance in case there are any issues.
  • 2. Research Projects submitted to the Academic Office with a similarity index of above 15% will be subject for assessment by the Research Projects Committee and examiners.
  • 3. Supervisors can demand changes to the Research Project even if the Turnitin similarity index is below 15%.

Important Notes:

The 15% requirement is set to give students a guide to carefully review their Research Project for potential plagiarism to uphold academic integrity. Students should strive to avoid any kind of plagiarism. The Graduate School of Management regards plagiarism as a serious matter that may lead to failure of degree.
Questions about how to interpret the Turnitin reports or revise the Research Project should be discussed with the supervisor.

14AY 2014 Curriculum

  • Students who enrolled as new students in AY 2014 or later

Submission of Research Projects Summary

All students in their final semester must submit a notice approved by their supervisor for the type of Research Project they are writing. The notice should be submitted together with the Research Project Summary. The appropriate form may be found at the link below.

  Spring Semester Fall Semester
Summary Submission April 25 October 20
Submission Location Moodle

Note: If the deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday, or a day when the office is closed, the deadline will move to the immediately preceding working day.

Research Project Summary Form

Research Project Submission Deadline

GSM students in their last semester must submit their Research Project according to the submission schedule below. Research Projects must be submitted in person to the Academic Office and all notification results must also be received in person.

  Spring Semester Fall Semester
Research Project Submission May 31 November 30
Notification of the Examination Results June 25 December 20
Resubmission after Revision July 15 January 15
Notification of the Final Results July 31 January 31

Note: If the deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday, or a day when the office is closed, the deadline will move to the immediately preceding working day.

Examination Flow for the GSM Research Projects

Notes:

  • 1. All Research Projects must be submitted by 16:30. Any papers submitted after this time will not be accepted.
  • 2. If the deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday or a day when the office is closed, the deadline will move to the immediately preceding working day.

One (1) soft copy of the Research Project must be submitted to the Academic Office for examination. The soft copy must be submitted to "Moodle"

A designated title page must be attached to the Research Project upon submission. All required information on the title page must be typed. The form is available for download from the link below. Research Projects without attached title page will not be accepted under any circumstance.
Submission guidelines are made available to students in their submitting semester through Moodle.

Procedures for the Examination of Research Projects

Research Project Revision and Re-Examination

Possible results for this examination are: “Pass”, “Minor Revision”, “Major Revision”, and “Fail”. The examination results are announced and copies of the evaluation rubrics and evaluation reports from the examiners of the Research Project are also distributed.
All students whose examination result was decided as "Minor Revision" or "Major Revision" must revise their Research Project according to the examiners' recommendations and resubmit the new version for re-examination. The revised Research Projects should meet the same evaluation criteria. Revised Research Projects must include a clear summary of how examiners' comments have been addressed / have not been addressed and any other changes made.

Research Projects Re-Submission

One soft copy of the Research Project which was required to be revised must be resubmitted to the Academic Office for re-examination. The soft copy must be submitted to "Moodle".
The designated title page for re-examination must be attached to the Research Project upon re-submission. All required information on the title page must be typed. Research Projects without attached title page will not be accepted under any circumstance.

Research Project Title Page (for re-examination)

Interpretation of Turnitin Similarity Reports

We expect that all students will strictly follow the standards against plagiarism of APU. A value of 15% is set for the similarity index of Turnitin similarity reports giving the students additional guidance in avoiding plagiarism. However, this value is a necessary condition to be examined by the Research Projects Committee but it is not a sufficient condition for a project to be deemed as plagiarized. It is possible that your supervisor or the Research Projects Committee identifies unacceptable cases of plagiarism within your Research Project even if the similarity index is below 15%, or a Research Project with a similarity index of above 15% may still be considered acceptable. Turnitin detects similarity but not plagiarism. The Research Projects Committee and examiners will conduct an investigation and make an assessment of plagiarism if the similarity index is above 15%.

The details are as follows:

  • 4. All Research Projects must be carefully checked for plagiarism and citation issues using Turnitin. Supervisors will also check the similarity reports and provide further guidance in case there are any issues.
  • 5. Research Projects submitted to the Academic Office with a similarity index of above 15% will be subject for assessment by the Research Projects Committee and examiners.
  • 6. Supervisors can demand changes to the Research Project even if the Turnitin similarity index is below 15%.

Important Notes:

The 15% requirement is set to give students a guide to carefully review their Research Project for potential plagiarism to uphold academic integrity. Students should strive to avoid any kind of plagiarism. The Graduate School of Management regards plagiarism as a serious matter that may lead to failure of degree.
Questions about how to interpret the Turnitin reports or revise the Research Project should be discussed with the supervisor.

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