Multidimensional modeling for data warehousing

Individual Midterm Report Intention:

The intention of the “Individual Midterm Report” is to support your learning about Data Warehouse Technologies, especially as it pertains your project work associated with a problem covering week 1 through week 6  (Structured data) concepts. The Individual Midterm Report is an individual piece of work.


The Individual Midterm Report and PowerPoint presentation are at the mid-point of the course (please see the due dates posted in the course and in the course syllabus).

Individual Midterm Report Assignment:

The Individual Midterm Report will entail the development of a detailed report related to the topics below. Students are required to complete and submit this report. You may use the course resources for some of your resource material, however it is expected that you will do research outside of the content posted in this course.   As such, the Individual Midterm Report must be unique and should not be a restatement of items from the course materials. The use of APA is required for formatting for your report, citing your in-text citations, and providing full references at the end of the report.

Note: All papers will be run through Turn-it-in. Any plagiarized papers or papers with a 20% or greater ‘similarity score’ (indicating that 20% or greater of the paper was copied) will receive a 0.

Individual Midterm Report Topics (pick one for your focus):

  1. Data warehouse for structured data
  2. Multidimensional modeling for data warehousing
  3. Techniques for Data Warehouse Performance
  4. Business Intelligence and Analytics

Requirements for the Individual Midterm Report include:

  • Development of an 8 to 10 page (2800 to 3500 words at 350 words per page/average) of content, excluding the cover page, front matter (Table of Contents), Back matter (appendix items) and references. Please double-spaced your paper, as noted in the APA style guide. Use proper in-text APA citations as well as a full references section.
  • A minimum of FIVE outside references are required for your work.  User peer-reviewed work (e.g., journals, conference proceedings, industry papers, etc.).  Peer-reviewed work refers to articles written by experts, which are reviewed by several other experts in the field before the article is published in the journal in order to ensure the article’s quality.  Please DO NOT use popular press items (e.g., Time Magazine, Forbes Magazine, etc.), which are not aligned with academic work.
  • Use APA formatting in your paper. AVOID direct quotes. Instead, paraphrase and cite (see APA regarding this). Remember, direct quotes are typically done for seminal research, so limit the use of quotes in your submission. In addition, provide an introduction and a conclusion in your paper. The paper must follow a logical flow, so working from an outline is strongly recommended.
  • Provide a supporting PowerPoint presentation of your project. Do not simply cut and paste your report in PowerPoint. The PowerPoint is expected to be a usable presentation. Include PowerPoint speaker notes in your presentation (see the PowerPoint help feature if you are not familiar with this). Provide a reference section on the last slide of your presentation.

Individual Midterm Report Grading:

The Individual Midterm Report comprises 20% of your final grade. Your paper and presentation are graded on the following criteria (and maximum points possible):

Proper formatting of paper (APA format)

50 points

Spelling/grammar/sentence structure

25 points

Content and logical flow of paper (including an introduction, body, conclusion/summary sections, etc.)                             

75 points

Use of a minimum of FIVE suitable peer-reviewed articles, which must be less than 5 years old.                                                               

75 points

PowerPoint Presentation (include suitable graphics, appropriate formatting, speaker notes, and reference slide

75 points

Total Maximum Points: 300 points (calculated as 20% of the final course grade)

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