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    sunny2011
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    hi everyone,
    I am preparing for my research project to submit in november. i am just wondering is it ok to refer only few books to complete your project or do i nedd to go through lot of books. thanks for any help.
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    Hi sunny2011,

    They are no hard and fast rules, it depends on what project you are writing about what is the nature of your topic. At this level you have already gone through a lot of model and concepts, so you are likely to have a lot to possibly include in terms of models and theory. The challenge is actually to limit yourself to include only what is relevant..You actually have to be selective. The word-limit is quite difficult to keep to..You may want to read a lot books just for background, but reading a lot or a few books should not be a main worry..

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    Michael


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    Thanks Michael
    I am doing topic 8. Its lot harder than I thought.


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    michealg
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    Wish you the best Sunny2011.. Topic 8 is challenging but it is quite approachable. You will actually have more to write on than you can fit in the word limit. Let me give you a hint: You are required to evaluate both “business” and “financial” performance. Select specific models that you know are used to evaluate business performance then specific ones for financial performance as well. be as broad as possible, if you limit yourself to ratio analysis only, you are most probably talking much about financial performance. The mistake most people make is to neglect the business aspects of performance. Also point out the strong links between business and financial performance. Use the Bsc information pack (2009) for specific guidance on how to arrange your subheadings and structure your RAP. You will make it..believe me..


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    thank you michaelq. I will keep that in mind.
    quick question tho :- is is ok to use competitors annuals reports which has different year end dates? like i am analysing a company with year end as 31st dec and competitor with 30th september. really appreciate any help. thanks again


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    Hi Sunny2011, Yes its ok, there is no problem with analysing companies with different year-ends. I actually did the same. My two companies had exactly the same year-ends like you mentioned here..


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    thanks again micheal. good luck with results.


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    hi all,
    i have another question regarding rap. if i am interviewing someone for my report how do i include that in reference and cite it in main text. also how i do i explain it in sources of information. can i keep this persons name anonymous or have to provide name in report?? thanks for any help


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    hi, can someone explain to me do i need to cite something i use from annual report and how. also do i need to cite financial figures taken from annual reports every time i use one. im stuck. please help. thanks

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