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A-II.

Responds to Questions or Tasks Required by and Implicit in a Closed Inquiry.

A lecturer or tutor prescribes the starting point of closed inquiries, setting the research question, project aim or overall purpose. Most of the discipline-based examples in the table below would not typically be conceived as starting points of inquiry, but are appropriately thought of as such if a staged development of research skills is sought.

To see this staged development of skills particular to embarking on inquiry work out in practice, look at examples from A1, though A2 & A3 to A4, by clicking on the navigation tool on the right.

EXAMPLE CRITERIA NATURE OF THE TASK DISCIPLINE YEAR LEVEL  FULL MARKING CRITERIA
Identifies key argument based on several sources Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Business Ethics Masters by Coursework BEmon diagmc08
Aims not clearly stated/inappropriate Research paper Business Ethics Masters by Coursework BEmon_resrepmc08

Identifies several key issues  

Diagnostic legal scenario Business Law Masters by Coursework

BLmel_diagmc08

Key issues identified but not fully explored Research paper Business Law

Masters by Coursework

BLmel_assignmc08
Points/notes generated elaborate on the key ideas to which they are linked Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Electronic Engineering Masters by coursework PHOTad diagMast06
Significance of paper stated explicitly, based on leads from or gaps in references Research paper Electronic Engineering Masters by Coursework PHOTad papermcMast07
Identifies key ideas Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Human Biology First Year HBad diag07
Identifies key ideas based on several sources Literature research skills Human Biology  First Year

HBad lit rsd task1explanation

HBad lit1mc07

Refines topic and undertakes targeted basic search Sourcing and referencing scientific information Human Biology First Year

HBad lit rsd task3explanation

HBad lit3mc07

Clearly identifies reasons for undertaking activity Laboratory research skills Human Biology First Year

HBad Lab rsd task3explanation

HBad Lab3mc07

Clearly identifies reasons for undertaking activity Laboratory research skills Human Biology First Year

HBad Lab rsd task7explanation

HBad Lab rsd task7mc07

Clearly identifies reasons for undertaking activity Laboratory research skills Human Biology First Year

HBad Lab rsd task10explanation

HBad Lab rsd task10 mc

Aims/hypothesis not clearly stated or inappropriate Open inquiry in population analysis and report Human Biology First Year

HBad_population analysis

HBad population analysis mc08

Interviews patients regarding medication Health Numeracy diagnostic Nursing First Year

NurNu level_1

NURSad L1mc07

Identifies core components of topic and clearly articulates relevance to oral health practice Wiki and poster assessment Oral Health First Year  OH_wiki_poster08
Identifies key ideas Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Petroleum Engineering First Year PEad diagmc07
Hypothesis is clearly stated and testable, and appropriate to background given Entry-level diagnostic of literarure resarch skills Psychology Third Year PSYmac diagmc05

 

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