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E-II.

Synthesise and Analyse Information/ Data to Reorganise Existing Knowledge in Standard Formats. Ask Relevant, Researchable Questions.

Synthesis and/or analysis will take place to represent existing knowledge in discipline-relevant ways. This facet represents a critical culmination of research processes whereby students explicitly make knowledge new to themselves, for example through identifying trends in data or commonalities and differences in the literature. Whether this knowledge is new to humankind as well will depend on the university year and academic requirement e.g. First Year or a PhD who requires much structure and guidance. Questions answerable through research emerge as a result of this synthesis and analysis.

EXAMPLE CRITERIA NATURE OF THE TASK DISCIPLINE YEAR LEVEL  FULL MARKING CRITERIA
Combines/integrates data from different sources with some inaccuracies. Presents integrated data but overall theme resembles original sources Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Business Ethics Masters by Coursework BEmon_diagmc08
Data compared or contrasted with literature. Data analysis inappropriate on occasions Research paper Business Ethics Masters by Coursework BEmon_resrepmc08
Limited appropriate conclusions drawn Diagnostic legal scenario Busniess Law Masters by Coursework BLmel_diagmc08

Literature well-synthesised. Compared or contrasted

Research paper Business Law Masters by Coursework BLmel_assignmc08
Combines/integrates data from different sources to generate notes Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Electronic Engineering Masters by Coursework PHOTad_diagMast06
Literature well-synthesised. Compared or contrasted  Research Paper Electronic Engineering Masters by Coursework PHOTad_papermcMast07

Combines/integrates data from different sources to generate notes

Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Human Biology First Year HBad_diag07
Combines/integrates data from different sources to generate notes. Presents integrated data, but overall theme resembles original sources Literature research skills Human Biology First Year

HBad_lit1mc07

HB Lit rsd task 1 explanation

Presents integrated data, but overall theme resembles original sources. Detailed information given for one or more themes Sourcing and Referencing Scientific Information Human Biology First Year HB Lit rsd task 3 explanation
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Uses data from activity and other sources. Explanations based on evidence and valid inference. Explanations accurate and complete Laboratory Research Skills Human Biology First Year

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HB Lab rsd task 3 explanation

Features accurately linked with locations and functions. Information adapted and extended Laboratory Research Skills Human Biology First Year

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HB Lab rsd task 7 explanation

Understanding derived from laboratory activities and other sources. Explanations based on supporting evidence and valid reasoning Laboratory Research Skills Human Biology First Year

HB Lab rsd task 10 marking criteria PDF

HB Lab rsd task 10 explanation PDF

Data compared or contrasted with literature. Data analysis sometimes inappropriate Open Inquiry in Population Analysis and report Human Biology

First Year Second Semester

HB population analysis marking criteria
HB population analysis PDF
Conducts numeracy audit with group members to determine similarity across settings Level 2 Health Numeracy Nursing First Year NURSad_L2mc07
Presents integrated data, but overall theme resembles original sources. Poster has broad coverage with detailed information for one learning outcome Wiki and poster assessment Oral Health First Year OH_wiki_poster08
Combines/integrates data from different sources to generate notes Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Petroleum Engineering First year PEad_diagmc07
One suggested data analysis tool is appropriate and justified Entry-level diagnostic of experimental design Psychology Third year PSYmac_diagmc05

 

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