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E-III.

Synthesise and Analyse Information / Data to Construct Emergent Knowledge. Ask Rigorous, Researchable Questions Based on New Understandings.

Synthesis and/or analysis produce knowledge that doesn't exist in any 1 source, but that may be information new to the thousands. 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 potential future research emerge as a result of this synthesis and analysis.

EXAMPLE CRITERIA NATURE OF THE TASK DISCIPLINE YEAR LEVEL  FULL MARKING CRITERIA
Combines and integrates ideas from different sources to accurately reflect original sources. Paraphrases ideas and presents new interpretations Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Business Ethics Masters by Coursework BEmon_diagmc08
Data compared and contrasted with literature. Data analysis appropriate Research paper Business Ethics Masters by Coursework BEmon_resrepmc08
Draws appropriate conclusions on some issues while recognising lack of information on others Diagnostic legal scenario Busniess Law Masters by Coursework BLmel_assignmc08

Synthesis of literature procudes novel perspective. Literature is compared and contrasted

Research paper Business Law Masters by Coursework BLmel_diagmc08
Synthesis of literature procudes novel perspective. Literature is compared and contrasted Research Paper Electronic Engineering Masters by Coursework PHOTad_papermcMast07
Combines and integrates ideas from different sources to accurately reflect original sources. Paraphrases ideas and presents new interpretations Literature research skills Human Biology First Year

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HB Lit rsd task 1 explanation

Combines and integrates ideas from different sources to accurately reflect original sources. Paraphrases ideas and presents new interpretations. Focussed coverage of key themes Sourcing and Referencing Scientific Information Human Biology First Year HB Lit rsd task 3 explanation
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Data compared and contrasted with literature. Data analysis appropriate Open Inquiry in Population Analysis and report Human Biology

First Year Second Semester

HB population analysis marking criteria
HB population analysis PDF
Paraphrases information and presents new interpretations. Poster has focussed coverage of learning outcomes Wiki and poster assessment Oral Health First Year  OH_wiki_poster08
Suggested data-analysis tools appropriate for task Entry-level diagnostic of experimental design Psychology Third year PSYmac_diagmc05

 

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