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B-II.

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

A lecturer or tutor prescribes the starting point of closed inquiries, setting the research question, project aim or overall purpose. Most of the discipline example 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
Notes elaborate on key ideas but omit some relevant data. Draws on ideas from several sources Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Business Ethics Masters by Coursework BEmon_diagmc08
Single search strategy identifies numerous relevant sources Research paper Business Ethics Masters by Coursework BEmon_resrepmc08
Links some appropriate details to key issues Diagnostic legal scenario Busniess Law Masters by Coursework BLmel_diagmc08

Search strategy uses several source types. Answer generally keeps focus

Research paper Business Law Masters by Coursework BLmel_assignmc08
Notes elaborate on key ideas. Draws on ideas from both texts Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Electronic Engineering Masters by Coursework PHOTad_diagMast06
Search strategy uses several source types. Answer generally keeps focus Research Paper Electronic Engineering Masters by Coursework PHOTad_papermcMast07

Notes elaborate on key ideas. Draws on ideas from both texts

Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Human Biology First Year HBad_diag07
Notes elaborate on key ideas but omit some relevant data. Draws on ideas from several sources Literature research skills Human Biology First Year

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HB Lit rsd task 1 explanation

Search strategy uses several approaches. Text is relevant and based on sources of varying credibility Sourcing and Referencing Scientific Information Human Biology First Year HB Lit rsd task 3 explanation
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Rigorously adheres to methods and protocols Laboratory Research Skills Human Biology First Year

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HB Lab rsd task 3 explanation

Derives information from examination of specimens as well as texts. Extracts data from experimental procesures Laboratory Research Skills Human Biology First Year

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HB Lab rsd task 7 explanation

Information obtained from a range of sources in addition to notes Laboratory Research Skills Human Biology First Year

HB Lab rsd task 10 marking criteria PDF

HB Lab rsd task 10 explanation PDF

Data sampling protocols adequate Open Inquiry in Population Analysis and report Human Biology

First Year Second Semester

HB population analysis marking criteria
HB population analysis PDF
Use information from interviews to compile table of medications Level 2 Health Numeracy Nursing First Year NURSad_L2mc07
Search strategy uses several different sources. Content is relevant to topic, based on several sources. Allocation of group roles shows equitable distribition of work and leadership roles Wiki and poster assessment Oral Health First Year OH_wiki_poster08
Notes elaborate on key ideas. Draw on ideas from both texts Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Petroleum Engineering First year PEad_diagmc07
Data-gathering method is appropriate to hypothesis Entry-level diagnostic of experimental design Psychology Third year PSYmac_diagmc05

 

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