Coding Theory Case Studies

The paper must have at least 700 words. The count of words does NOT include the title page and does NOT count the words of your Works Cited/Reference pages.

The paper MUST be typed in a Word document (.doc/.docx) – any other file format will result in the instructor not grading the case study and a zero (0) being recorded on the case study. For proper formatting the paper is to have 1 inch margins as well as double spaced.

Your paper must include a title page per APA standards.

Your paper must include the references (works cited) page at the end of the paper in proper APA format. Failure to include your references page will result in a zero (0) in the score being recorded for the paper as if you are not citing your references results in plagiarism!


You are NOT allowed to use Wikipedia as a reference.
You must use at least one reference in the scope of your case study that can be found in the class portal and/or online and that reference must be used in the scope of the paper (e.g. you list a reference on the last page of the case study but you used a different reference in the body of the paper is the same as plagiarism on the paper.)



The instructor reserves the right to take the content of your case study and run it through a plagiarism checker (i.e. the content of the paper (in any percentage of it) has been copied from another source will result in a zero being recorded as well as disciplinary action from University of Phoenix for Student Code of Conduct violations.


For Option 2: Coding Theory Case Study

Explain the theory in your own words based on the case study and suggested readings.

Include ALL OF THE FOLLOWING in your explanation:

  • Error-Detecting Codes
  • Error-Correcting Codes
  • Hamming Distance and its use in decoding.


Provide examples of each topic (Error-Detecting Codes, Error Correcting Codes, and Hamming Distance) of how Coding Theory can be used in applications.


Rubric Used to Grade the Case Study:

Reference Page Rubric (20%):

Points Earned
Works Cited/Reference Page Not Included


Works Cited/Reference Page Included using proper APA formatting


Content Rubric (60%):

Points Earned
Project meets none or few of the assignment’s guidelines.


Basic requirements for the case study may be barely met and errors in content, concept, and application may occur.


Includes the basic requirements for the case study, but application may be faulty.


Includes required math concept applied to the case study but some ideas may stray off topic.


Includes required math concept applied to the case study


Grammar Rubric (20%):

Points Earned
Grammar errors are so excessive that ideas are difficult to follow.


Serious grammar and punctuation errors exist.


Language shows adherence to some rules of grammar and punctuation, but distracting errors exist.


Language is grammatically correct and uses correct punctuation overall with perhaps one or two minor errors in this area.


Language is grammatically correct and uses correct punctuation overall.



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