SCU final Research Report

Assessment Description

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Requirements

Students are required to undertake a research project involving industry. After acquiring knowledge regarding how to conduct research, and possible problem spaces to research in, the student will be required to apply these skills in practice. The student should engage with an organisation to undertake this research project in.

Students are required to present a final written report based off their research project. This should follow the generic structure outlined in the study guide (topics 9-10).

The study guide corresponding to this unit, in combination with the lecture material and textbook have been designed to equip the student with everything that they need to undertake this work integrated learning research project.

 

Milestones

At the end of week 6 students would have completed there research proposal.

By week 7 students should have finalized their research tools, and be seeking to administer them in their selected organisation

By the end of week 9 student should be analysing collected data

By the end of week 11 students should have obtained the results from the data analysis, and be in the process of writing up their report in final draft form.

Students are encouraged to email their unit tutor if they require further assistance after exhausting all support materials present in the study guide.

 

Marking criteria

  1. Critical Reasoning: (SCU attribute - Intellectual rigour) (40%)
  2. Research/information literacy: (SCU attribute - Lifelong learning) (40%)
  3. Communication (SCU attribute - Effective communication and social skills) (20%)

 

Assessment Item 3 Rubrics – Research Report (written) – 60%

Criteria

High Distinction

Distinction

Credit

Pass

Fail

Communication:

Weight = 20%

Communication techniques are expertly developed in the written report – with respect to:

·       Expertly presented executive summary

·       Expertly presented statement of research problem and background

·       Expertly presented results section

·       Expertly presented discussion and conclusion

·       Correct referencing

Communication techniques are very highly developed in the written report – with respect to:

·       Very well presented executive summary

·       Very well presented statement of research problem and background

·       Very well presented results section

·       Very well presented discussion and conclusion

·       Correct referencing

Communication techniques are well developed in the written report – with respect to:

·       well presented executive summary

·       well presented statement of research problem and background

·       well presented results section

·       well presented discussion and conclusion

·       Correct referencing

Communication techniques are developed to a sound level in the written report – with respect to:

·       executive summary is presented to sound level

·       statement of research problem and background is presented to a sound level

·       results section is presented to a sound level

·       discussion and conclusion section is presented to a sound level

·       Correct referencing

Communication techniques are not developed to an acceptable level, in the written report – with respect to:

·       executive summary is not presented to sound level

·       statement of research problem and background is not presented to a sound level

·       results section is not presented to a sound level

·       discussion and conclusion section is not presented to a sound level

·       Correct referencing

Research/information literacy:

Weight = 40%

Information in the report is expertly developed with respect to the following factors:

·       literature review expertly presents the topic area

·       Research questions are expertly constructed

·       Method expertly derives data

·       Results are expertly developed

·       Recommendations are expertly built on research findings

 

Information in the report is very well developed with respect to the following factors:

·       literature review presents the topic area very well

·       Research questions are very well constructed

·       Method derives data to a very high standard

·       Results are very well  developed

·       Recommendations are very well built on research findings

 

Information in the report is well developed with respect to the following factors:

·       literature review presents the topic area well

·       Research questions are well constructed

·       Method derives data to a very high standard

·       Results are well developed

·       Recommendations are well built on research findings

 

 

Information in the report is developed to a sound level, with respect to the following factors:

·       literature review presents the topic area to an acceptable level

·       Research questions are constructed to a sound level

·       Method derives data to a sound standard

·       Results are developed to a sound level

·       Recommendations are soundly built on research findings

 

Information in the report is not adequately developed with respect to the following factors:

·       literature review does not adequately present the topic area

·       Research questions are not adequately constructed

·       Method does not adequately derives data

·       Results are not adequately developed

·       Recommendations are not adequately built on research findings

 

Critical Reasoning: Weight = 40%

 

Research approach, findings and recommendations are expertly justified and answer research question(s) provide required information to an expert standard.

 

Research approach, findings and recommendations are justified to a very high standard and answer research question(s) provide required information to a very high standard.

 

Research approach, findings and recommendations are justified to a high standard and answer research question(s) provide required information to a high standard.

 

Research approach, findings and recommendations are justified to a sound standard and soundly answer research question(s) provide required information.

 

Research approach, findings and recommendations are not adequately justified and/or do not answer research question(s) or provide required information.

 

 


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