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DE LA SALLE LIPA

College of Business Economics Accountancy and Management


Accountancy Department
Summer AY 2016 - 2017
ACCOUNTING THESIS, PART 1 (ACCTHES1)
COURSE SYLLABUS
PREREQUISITE:

Accounting and Management of Cost (COSTING)

COURSE CREDIT:

Three (3) units

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The key purpose of the course is to complete and refine a research proposal, integrating the academic training of the
student and the accountants role in the society. This course is a both a group dynamic and a virtual workshop, involving
onerous review of literature and active inquiry and consultation with the students teachers-in-charge (TICs) and thesis
advisers. Although the primary purpose of this course is to prepare the students for the proposal and approval stage of
their research, the role of advisers is critical to the proposal. This course and the TICs are not substitutes for the direction
of the thesis advisers. It is the students responsibility to keep their thesis advisers informed as they develop their
proposal, through this course.
The primary instructional modalities in this course are lecture and self-directed study. Students will be assigned to groups
of 3-5 members each, for the purpose of developing a research proposal.

GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this course, students are expected to appreciate the general principles associated with the accountancy
profession especially in connection with the accounting / financial issues raised in their research paper.

COURSE CONTENT:
TIME
FRAM
E

GRADUATE
ATTRIBUTES

Week
1-3

Committed to
Excellence
Competent
Contributes to
Society

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

Week
4-6

Committed to
Excellence
Competent
Contributes to
Society

CONTENT

SUGGESTED
TEACHING
STRATEGIES

Identify and I. Introduction and Research Overview


- Characteristics of research
evaluate the clarity of the
- Dimensions of research
problem statement.
Determine
the theoretical or logical II. Preliminary Focus for Research
- Preliminary literature review
rationale of the research
problem.
Identify the III. Research Purpose and Significance of the Study
specific research question
IV. Research Questions
under investigation.
- Formulating a research problem
Determine
- Identifying variables
whether the question is
- Constructing hypotheses
stated in terms amenable
to investigation.

Power-point
Group consultation *

Appraise theV. Literature Review


thoroughness and
relevance of the literature VI. Theoretical / Conceptual Framework
- Role of theory in research
review.
Determine if
Special Topic:
the literature review
Types of Plagiarism to Avoid
establishes the need for
conducting the research.
Delineate an
appropriate literature
review and theoretical
framework;
Identify the
limitations of the study.

Power-point
Group consultation *

MODES OF ASSESSMENT

Evaluation of concept paper:


Groups will prepare and
submit a concept paper of their
proposed study (research
problem and focus).

Evaluation of preliminary draft


Chapter 1 (Introduction) and
Chapter 2 (Literature Review)
with Turnitin:

Group will draft the


introduction and a literature
review of approximately ten
(10) related literature or
studies, which also addresses
the theoretical / conceptual
framework of the proposed

study.

Week
7-9

Committed to
Excellence
Competent
Contributes to
Society

Identify the VII.


Research Design and Methods
population(s) being
VIII.
Population and Sampling
studied
Develop an
IX. Research Instrument
appropriate and
defensible design that will
address your research X. Statistical Tools and Suggested Interpretation
questions
Evaluate the
appropriateness of the
research method for the
study
Proposing
how to collecting data
Identify what
statistical tool is
appropriate
Offer
interpretations of the
possible results

Power-point
Group consultation *

Evaluation of preliminary draft


Chapter 3 (Research Method).

Week
10-16

Committed to
Excellence
Competent
Contributes to
Society

XI.Integration

Group consultation *

Submission of revised
Chapters 1 to 3 with Turnitin.

Week
17-18

Committed to
Excellence
Competent
Contributes to
Society

XII.

Group consultation *

Submission of final proposal


with Turnitin.

Integration Proposal Defense

Proposal Defense

* Consultation: The use of e-mail to communicate with the teachers-in-charge (TICs) is appropriate for messages and for short points of clarification. For discussion
purposes, students need to meet with their respective TICs face-to-face when possible, or failing that in a telephone conversation. Make an appointment for discussion. For
review of written reports, bring the report (as well as the latest commented copy) to the consultation.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
1. Submit Concept Paper(s) (template on Appendix A) on or before date (day). A concept paper is a brief summary describing what is known about your research topic and what
you believe needs to be known next. This should be based on a critical analysis of at least two (2) studies related to your research topic.
2. Once a topic is approved, submit the Advisers Consent Form, signed by chosen adviser, together with the list of your group members and the working title of your thesis.
A statistician is optional at this point. Students may choose to consult with a statistician for the proposal, or may opt to consult with one during the ACCTHES2 course.
3. Submit a preliminary draft Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 (follow guidelines on Appendix B) on or before date (day).
4. Submit a preliminary draft Chapter 3 (follow guidelines on Appendix B) on or before date (day).
5. Submit the revised or Final Draft of the research proposal (Chapters 1 to 3 following guidelines on Appendix B) a week before the proposal defense.
6. All reports must be typed (1.5 lines spaced, with 1.25 margins above and left, 1.00 margins right and below, using 11 point font and Times New Roman typeface). Follow
the cover page template on Appendix C.
7. Punctual submission of research output is expected. Late papers will lose 10 points for every day, or part of a day, they are late.
8. Strict compliance with the student manual / school policies will be observed.
GRADING SYSTEM:

Written Reports Individual contribution


Concept Paper
Chapter 1 (Introduction)
Chapter 2 (Related Literature)

Midterm Grade
10%
30%
30%
30%
100% x 50%

Written Reports Individual contribution


Chapter 3 (Research Method)
Proposal Paper Defense

Final Grade
10%
40%
50%
.
100% x 50%

Course Grade

100%

COURSE INSTRUCTORS (TEACHER-IN-CHARGE):


Instructors:

Mr. Amelito Castillo

Mr. Joel Osorio

Ms. Maria Jamillah Punay

Email address:
Office phone:
Office location:
Consultation hours:

amelito.castillo@dlsl.edu.ph
756-5555 loc. xxx
Office of the Director for Student Services
by appointment

joel.osorio@dlsl.edu.ph
756-5555 loc. 253
CBEAM Faculty Room CB 400
by appointment

Instructors:
Email address:
Office phone:
Office location:
Consultation hours:

Elsa Glinda Altar


egg_altar@yahoo.com
756-5555 loc. 253
CBEAM Faculty Room CB 400
by appointment

Dr. Erickson Martinez


email
756-5555 loc. 310
Office of the HRD Director
by appointment

maria.jamillah.punay@dlsl.edu.ph
756-5555 loc. 253
CBEAM Faculty Room CB 400
by appointment

Prepared:

AMELITO M. CASTILLO, REB, MMT


Teacher-in-Charge for AT4_

MR. JOEL OSORIO, MBA


Teacher-in-Charge for AT4_

ELSA GLINDA ALTAR, MBA


Teacher-in-Charge for AT4_

DR. ERICKSON MARTINEZ


Teacher-in-Charge for AT4_

Noted:

RENILLYN F. MORES, CPA, MBA


Department Chair, Accounting Technology

LANI R. GARACHICO, CPA, MBA


Dean, CBEAM

MARIA JAMILLAH S. PUNAY, CPA, MMT


Teacher-in-Charge for AT4_

Appendix A: Concept Paper Template

Concept Paper Approval Sheet


Proposed Research Title
Proponents:
Surname, First Name MI
Surname, First Name MI

Surname, First Name MI


Surname, First Name MI

Evaluator 1
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
Approved

Disapproved

Evaluator 2
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
Approved

Disapproved

Evaluator 3
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
Approved

Disapproved

Title of the Proposed Study:


Area of Study:

(PFRS, Accounting Education, Accounting Practice, Advisory or Consultancy, Taxation,

Background of the Study:


(What have you read that has had an impact on your thinking about the topic? What do literatures currently say about your topic?)

Statement of the Problem:


(What is the gap in knowledge? Why does this research need to be conducted?)

Objectives of the Study:


(What does the study hope to achieve?)

Hypotheses:
(State the unknown in terms of questions or in terms of solutions)
Literature Review:
(What literature do you intend to review and why? What/Whose study is replicated or is similar to your study?)
Framework:
(What theory(s) or concept(s) will you use in analyzing your material? Why those/that theory?)
Proposed Research Design, Methods and Procedures
(This answer the question, How will you conduct the study?)
Bibliography

Appendix B: Guidelines for Research Reports

PROPOSAL DEFENSE FORM


ABSTRACT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF FIGURES
LIST OF APPENDICES
Chapter
1
INTRODUCTION
Background of the Study
Statement of Research Problems
Research Framework
1.1 Theoretical Framework
1.2 Conceptual Framework
1.3 Operational Framework
Hypotheses
Objectives of the Study
Significance of the Study
Scope and Limitations
Operational Definition of Terms
2

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE


2.1 Related Literature
2.2 Related Studies
2.3 Literature Synthesis

RESEARCH METHOD
3.1 Research Design
3.2 Population and Sampling Design
3.3 Respondents of the Study
3.4 Locale of the Study
3.5 Research Tools and Instrument
3.6 Data Gathering Procedures
3.7 Data Analysis and Interpretation

Appendix C: Cover Page Template

Working Title

Concept Paper / Preliminary Draft - Chapter 1 and 2 / Preliminary Draft - Chapter 3


Presented to the Faculty of the
College of Business, Economics, Accountancy and Management
De La Salle Lipa

In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements for the Degree
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING TECHNOLOGY

Group # Members
Surname, First Name Middle Initial
Surname, First Name Middle Initial

Contribution
%
%

Surname, First Name Middle Initial


Surname, First Name Middle Initial
Total
Group Grade for Written Report

%
%
100.00 %
%

Appendix D: Rubrics for the Research Proposal


Evaluation Tool for Research Content: Using the criteria below, the research output of the students will be evaluated based on the following scale:
(1) Unacceptable; (2) Developing; (3) Acceptable; (4) Remarkable; (5) Exemplary
Criteria
Introduction: Research Questions, Definitions, Assumptions, Limitations
The research presents clear and appropriate research questions given the purpose,
design and methods of the study. Significance of the study is convincing and a
reasonable discussion of assumptions and limitations is provided. All elements in the
chapter are mutually supportive.
Research Framework
Choice of the theoretical/conceptual framework clearly supports the operational
framework of the study. Justification for the choice of framework from gathered literature
is presented. The discussion of the framework provides strong basis for identifying
variables, understanding, analyzing and designing ways to investigate relationship
between and among variables.
Literature Review
Discussion of key variables is supported by the theoretical and research literature.
Literature presented is integrated with the papers; objectives and organized logically for
readability. Discussion to emphasize similarities as well as different perspectives,
methods and results from the collection of literature is presented.
Methods: Research Design

Points

The purpose, questions, and research design are mutually supportive and coherent.
Attention is given to establish the characteristics and measurement of variables.
Appropriate and important limitation and assumptions have been clearly stated.
Methods: Context, Population and Sampling
Description of the population is meaningful qualitatively and quantitatively. The sampling
process is appropriate to employ a representative sample of the population. Attention is
given to acknowledge uncontrollable factors and sampling error.
Method: Instruments
Full description of research instruments and data gathering tools include purpose
statements, type and number of items, and type of scores. Reasonable evidence of
validity and reliability is presented.
Methods: Procedures
Procedures were thorough, manageable, coherent and powerful for generating valid and
reliable data. Procedures were chronological and replicable. Clear and reasonable
strategies were presented for seeking permissions Ethical treatment of human subjects
is observed.
Methods: Data Analysis
Analytical methods employed are specific, clear an appropriate given the research
questions, research design and scale of measurement

Evaluation Tool for Quality of Written Report (40%): Using the criteria below, the research output of the students will be evaluated based on the following scale:
(1) Unacceptable; (2) Developing; (3) Acceptable; (4) Remarkable; (5) Exemplary
Criteria
Research Content Research content is complete as required by official research format
and appropriately presented.

Points

Title and Abstract Title and abstract are informative and officer details about the
research, variables, context, and proposed methods of the study.
Focus and Purpose Paper presents an engaging and fully developed thesis
(argument) appropriate for the established purpose.
Structure and Organization Very concise, clear, with consistently proper grammar,
spelling and paragraphing; organization is sequential and appropriate with paragraphs
well developed and linked with smooth and effective transition.
Documentation Proper detailed format always used consistently and correctly in both
test and works cited.
Potential for Dissemination Paper has qualities fit for a referred publication at least for
a local or school journal publication
Evaluation Tool for Presentation: Using the criteria below, please evaluate the research output of the students using the following scale:
(1) Unacceptable; (2) Developing; (3) Acceptable; (4) Remarkable; (5) Exemplary
Criteria
Organization - Presentation is very well organized, logical, interesting, and lively.
Preparation - A great deal of student preparation is shown.
Content - All materials in the presentation are related to the topic.
Format - Excellent use of aids and support materials; all aids support the topic.
Delivery - Words are clear; voice is frequently varied, interesting generally spoken at the
correct speed; effective pausing for emphasis; voice is loud enough to be heard easily.

Points

Impact - Presenters persuaded and convinced the audience through evidence and logical
arguments; demonstrating enthusiasm and confidence