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B-III.

Collect and Record Required Information / Data from Self-selected Sources Using one of Several Prescribed Methodologies.

Working independently within the boundaries set by a closed inquiry mean that students are given the topic or aim, but chose their own sources of literature, determine their own experimental method, field sampling techniques and so on. They may have criteria to determine the appropriateness of these, depending on their university year of study, discipline, university, etc.

EXAMPLE CRITERIA NATURE OF THE TASK DISCIPLINE YEAR LEVEL  FULL MARKING CRITERIA
Notes elaborate on key argument to which they are linked. Notes draw on all sources Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Business Ethics Masters by Coursework BEmon_diagmc08
Search strategy includes several approaches Research paper Business Ethics Masters by Coursework BEmon_resrepmc08
Links all appropriate details to key issues Diagnostic legal scenario Busniess Law Masters by Coursework BLmel_assignmc08

Source types demonstrate quality search strategy. Paper is focussed and draws on range of reliable sources

Research paper Business Law Masters by Coursework BLmel_diagmc08
Source types demonstrate quality search strategy. Paper is focussed and draws on range of reliable sources Research Paper Electronic Engineering Masters by Coursework PHOTad_papermcMast07
Notes elaborate on key argument to which they are linked. Notes draw on all sources Literature research skills Human Biology First Year

HBad_lit1mc07

HB Lit rsd task 1 explanation

Search strategy uses multiple approaches. Paper is focussed and draws on range of reliable sources Sourcing and Referencing Scientific Information Human Biology First Year HB Lit rsd task 3 explanation
HBad_Lit3mc07
Data gathered is appropriate to aims/hypothesis Open Inquiry in Population Analysis and report Human Biology

First Year Second Semester

HB population analysis marking criteria
HB population analysis PDF
Search strategy includes multiple source types. Relevant, wide range of sources used. Group roles clearly detailed, distribution of group work equitable Wiki and poster assessment Oral Health First Year OH_wiki_poster08
Data-gathering method appropriate to hypotheses Entry-level diagnostic of experimental design Psychology Third year PSYmac_diagmc05

 

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