Identify the source of the data used (be sure the reference is included in the Reference section).

Week 6 Software Analysis

Leave in the headings below and type your ideas under each of the headings provided. Be sure to follow proper APA format for citations and sources.  Also, remove any notes or instructions in this template.

Introduction

The Introduction should lead readers into the topic and its importance.  Introductions typically include the overall topic of the paper, the specific focus of the paper within the larger topic, the main points in the paper, the kind of paper (study, argument, critique, discussion), and the purpose.

Writing Tip:

The length of the introduction should be in proportion to the length of the paper. Also ask yourself, “With my purpose and my audience, how do I engage my readers best?” In the introduction, you set the tone of the piece, establish your voice, and demonstrate your writing style; be authentic to your purpose and your audience.

(from the University of Wollongong, NSW,  Australia): http://unilearning.uow.edu.au/report/4biii1.html

Written for Keiser University GROWS by Amy C. Flagg

Identify the Data Source Used for IDEA Analysis

Identify the source of the data used (be sure the reference is included in the Reference section). Be sure to clearly identify how this data supports your research project.  Ex. Did you look at audits or financial statements of different companies based on your topic, etc

Embed a copy of the data source converted to Excel that was uploaded to IDEA.  Explain why you selected this data and what if anything you needed to do the data to upload it to IDEA.  Ex. Did you have to widen columns, modify column headings, clean the data,  etc.

Identify the Objective of your IDEA Analysis

Identify what you intended to discover by analyzing this data, patterns trends, etc. that directly relate and support your research topic.  Ex. Were you reviewing compliance with a certain FASB standard, were you looking for exceptions in financial data, doing a comparison, etc.

IDEA Reports

Embed a copy of the reports from IDEA (at least 3)

Identify the tests that you ran (at least 3) and summarize your findings and if these tests met your objectives above.

IDEA History File

Embed a copy of history file from IDEA for these tests.

Identify the Objective of your Analysis of Excel Report

Identify what you intended to discover by analyzing this data, patterns trends, etc. from the Excel file you completed in Week 5 with data related to your topic.

Excel Report

Embed a copy of the reports from Excel (at least 3 and 1 must be a dashboard) and summarize your findings stating if these tests met your objectives above.

Conclusion/Recommendations

An overall summary of what is presented, do not introduce new material at this point but rather emphasize the key points of your paper and findings.   Be sure to include overall comments  based on your data analysis for both IDEA and Excel data presented.

References: 

Remember to list all sources used in your paper in alphabetical order and they must match your in-text citations within the document. Please review APA format in your APA manual and/or the Writing Studio. Be sure to page break prior to your reference section since the references go on their own page.