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B-I.

Collect and Record Required Information / Data Using a Prescribed Methodology from a Prescribed Source in which the Information / Data is Clearly Evident.

Just as a lecturer or tutor prescribes the starting point of closed inquiries (see A1), so the methods for collecting and recording required information and data are provided to students at level I. Students working at Level I of ‘collect and record’ require a high degree of structure and guidance, possibly due to a lack of experience in the discipline of concern, and so a lack of familiarity of processes associated with inquiry in that discipline. For example, students' literature searches or experimentation require structured procedures to follow and the guidance of lecturers, tutors or demonstrators.

It is interesting to note that many literature-based assessments seem to be provided at level III in many years of university study, whereas a significant proportion of students may require the structure and guidance of Level I or Level II inquiry. In contrast, much laboratory research is at Level I or Level II, and does not provide students opportunities for working at higher levels of autonomy.

EXAMPLE CRITERIA NATURE OF THE TASK DISCIPLINE YEAR LEVEL  FULL MARKING CRITERIA
Notes partially relate to headings. produced predominantly from one source. Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Business Ethics Masters by Coursework BEmon_diagmc08
Single search strategy indentifies limited number/quality of relevant resources Research paper Business Ethics Masters by Coursework BEmon_resrepmc08
Provides some details, but may not be relevant to key issue Diagnostic legal scenario Busniess Law Masters by Coursework BLmel_diagmc08

Limited search strategy produces narrow range of sources. Answer is partially on-topic but may lack focus

Research paper Business Law Masters by Coursework BLmel_assignmc08
Notes partially relate to headings. Produced predominantly from one source Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Electronic Engineering Masters by Coursework PHOTad_diagMast06
Limited search strategy produces narrow range of sources. Answer is partially on-topic but may lack focus  Research Paper Electronic Engineering Masters by Coursework PHOTad_papermcMast07

Notes partially relate to headings. Produced predominantly from one source

Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Human Biology First Year HBad_diag07
Notes partially relate to headings. Produced predominantly from one source Literature research skills Human Biology First Year

HBad_lit1mc07

HB Lit rsd task 1 explanation

Single search strategy used. Text is partially relevant, draws on one or two sources Sourcing and Referencing Scientific Information Human Biology First Year HB Lit rsd task 3 explanation
HBad_Lit3mc07
Follows prescribed protocols, with some aspects omitted or imcomplete Laboratory Research Skills Human Biology First Year

HBad_Lab3mc07
HB Lab rsd task 3 explanation

Information obtained primarily from one source. Limited use of data from practical tasks Laboratory Research Skills Human Biology First Year

HBad_Lab7mc07

HB Lab rsd task 7 explanation

Information required to answer a specific question obtained from single source Laboratory Research Skills Human Biology First Year

HB Lab rsd task 10 marking criteria PDF

HB Lab rsd task 10 explanation PDF

Source of data is cited accurately Open Inquiry in Population Analysis and report Human Biology

First Year

HB population analysis marking criteria

HB population analysis

Identifies relevant texts and websites Health Numeracy diagnostic Nursing First Year NURSad_L1mc07
Search strategy limited to single source. Content partially relevant. Allocation of group roles minimally identified; distribution of group work inequitable Wiki and poster assessment Oral Health First year OH_wiki_poster08
Notes partially relate to headings. Produced predominantly from one source Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Petroleum Engineering First year PEad_diagmc07
Source of data is cited accurately Entry-level diagnostic of experimental design Psychology Third year PSYmac_diagmc05

 

 

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