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RUBRICSICT90003 Applied Research Methods1 Marks DistributionResearch Paper Review(30 Marks)Ethics Assignment(10 Marks)Oral Presentation(15 Marks)Research Proposal(45 Marks) Research Proposal (45 Marks, Group) CriteriaMarksAttributesNeeds ImprovementFairGoodExcellentRP1:ProblemStatement &ResearchQuestionsULO 1, 45Context of studyProblem statementSpecific aims of studyResearch questionLink to relevant body ofknowledgePractical relevance andusefulnessContext & problemstatement is not properlydefined. Research aims orquestions are unclearand/or not properlyjustified. No clear links torelevant body ofknowledgeContext & problemstatement is clearlydefined, butproposed aim &question are notspecific to thedefined problem.Justification isprovided, withattempts to link theproposed questionsto relevant body ofknowledge.Clear statement ofproblem andcontext, as well asaim & researchquestion(s) areproposed.Proposed aim &questions are welljustified. Proposedaim & questionsare somewhatlinked to relevantbody ofknowledge.PLUS: Problemstatement clearlycaptures nuancesof the problemsuccinctly and setsup the proposal in aprofessionalmanner. Proposedaim & questionsare clearly linked torelevant body ofknowledge.RP2:Analysis,Synthesis &Application ofLiteratureULO 5, 65Analysis & synthesis of existingknowledge & related theory,Application of existing literature,Peer-reviewed sourcesRelevant & up-to-date review,Research gapAnalysis shows poorparaphrasing skills (mostlyplagiarised). Providesweak or inconsistentsynthesis of ideas.Knowledge gap is notclearly identified.Review presentslimited appraisal.Provides fairsynthesis of ideas.Knowledge gap ispresented but notclearly justified.Review appraisesrelevant literature.Provides goodsynthesis of ideas.Knowledge gap ishighlighted withsome justification.Review criticallyappraises relevantliterature. Providescomprehensivesynthesis of ideas.Knowledge gap isclearly highlightedand rigorouslyjustified RUBRICSICT90003 Applied Research Methods2 RP3:ResearchPrinciples &MethodsULO 1 – 620Descriptions of method appliedData collectionData analysisJustification for choiceResourcesStudy design & methodsare poorly articulated.Fails to justify the studydesign & method.Proposed methodologyappears inappropriate forinvestigating the researchproblem and question(s).Some required resourcesare identified.Study design &methods are fullydescribed, althoughwith some minorinconsistencies.Provides limitedjustification for thestudy design &methods. Proposedmethodologyappears sufficientfor investigatingthe researchproblem andquestion(s). Someattempt to analysemerits / limitationsof methods. Somerequired resourcesare identified.Study design &methods are clearlyarticulated andfully explained.Provides a detailedjustification for thestudy design &methods.Methodology isframed to addressresearch problemand question(s).Merits / limitationsof methods areproperly analysed.Clearly identifiesrequired resourcesfor each step.PLUS: Studydesign and methodsare rigorouslyjustified. Providesstrong evidencethat shows howproposed studydesign & methodsrelate to previousstudies.RP4:ProjectPlanning &ManagementULO 1 – 35Plan of activitiesGantt chartRisk analysisContingency PlanMeasures to ensure success ofprojectProposed plan is notfeasible. Plan does notaccount for projectconstraints, time-frame,procurement and/orbudget. No risk analysisand contingency planprovided.Presents a feasibleplan, with basicdescription ofconstraints, timeframe, and budget.Some attempt toanalyse risks, set upa contingency planand identify criticalsuccess factors inrelation to theproject.Presents a detailedresearch plan thatis clearly feasiblewithin timeframe,budget and otherconstraints. Goodanalysis of risksassociated withproject. Goodcontingency planand critical successfactors proposed.PLUS: Showsgood use of projectmanagement toolsand processes toplan and manageproject work.Excellent review ofrisks, contingencyplan, and criticalsuccess factors inrelation to theproject. RUBRICSICT90003 Applied Research Methods3 RP5:OverallStructure &Flow ofproposalULO 5, 65Required sections (Abstract,Introduction, Body, Conclusion)Organisation and StructureAppropriate ArgumentAcknowledgement of audienceWriting is difficult to reador follow. Ideas do notlink up well within and/orbetween paragraphs. Aflawed argument isprovided. Noacknowledgement ofaudience.Writing is easy tofollow and clear inmeaning, with onlyminor spelling orgrammar mistakes.Some effort attailoring argument& evidence for theaudience.Assignment is wellorganised, ideasand argumentsflow naturally andlogically.Argument &evidence areappropriate for thetarget audience.PLUS:The report builds astrong andcompellingargument for theresearch, targetedat the appropriateaudience.RP6:DocumentationULO 5, 63Headings and sub-topicsFormattingGrammar and SpellingProfessional PresentationHeadings are used andprobably numbered. Theyare not clear in meaning.Formatting appears to besufficient. Tables andfigures are labelled withfew errors.Headings are clearin meaning(preferablynumbered). Reportis well formatted.Tables and figuresare well labelled(where applicable)Headings must benumbered andrelate well to thediscussions in thesection. Tables andfigures are labelledproperly (whereapplicable)PLUS:Report isprofessionallyformatted.Headings follow astandardconvention. Tablesand figures areused and labelledproperlyRP7:Referencing &AcademicIntegrityULO 4 – 62References & ReferencingAn effort is made to citesource of ideas, butcitation style is poor anddoes not followappropriate styleguidelines (e.g., Harvard).Note: An overall FAILgrade will be given whenTurnitin OriginalityReport indicates more than30% similarity.Sources are mostlycited correctlyusing appropriatestyle guide (e.g.Harvard) or,consistent style isused (i.e., Harvard).Less than 20-30%similarity withother sources.Good evidence ofreferencing ofbackgroundmaterial. Less than20% similaritywith other sources.PLUS:Sources are citedprofessionallyusing appropriatestyle guide (e.g.Harvard). Workfrom other sourcesis appropriatelyacknowledged.Less than 20%similarity withother sources. Note: The “Attributes” in Column 3 refers to different components of the “Criteria” in Column 1


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