CCJ32 Social Science Research Methods

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CCJ32 Social Science Research Methods  

Assessment item 2: Designing the Project (2500 words, 40% weighting)

 
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Objective

Grade HD D C P F
Mark /10 10                   9 8 7 6                 5 3              2        1
Introduction and Conclusion ·   Has clearly described the topic of the assignment, why it is being undertaken, the research question/s and hypotheses in a concise and focussed manner

·   Provides a clear overview and detailed summary of the content of the paper

·   Has described the topic of the assignment with a minor lack of focus

·   Provides an overview and summary of the paper

·   Has described the topic of the assignment, but lacks focus

·   Some attempt at providing an overview and summary of the paper

·   Some attempt at an introduction but the topic, structure, and conclusions of the paper remain unclear ·   Fails to provide an introduction, paper overview, or conclusion
Mark /20 20                   18 16 14 12                 10 6        4        2
Research design ·   Clearly identifies and justifies an appropriate research design (e.g., experimental, field research, etc.)

·   Has provided detailed consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of the design

·   Identification of and management strategies for any ethical concerns

·   Identifies and justifies an appropriate research design (e.g., experimental, field research, etc.)

·   Has provided consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of the design

·   Has identified potential ethical concerns and provided limited strategies for management

·   Identifies and justifies chosen research design (e.g., experimental, field research, etc.) but lacking in detail

·   Some discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of the design

·   Has identified potential ethical concerns

·   Some discussion of research design (e.g., experimental, field research, etc.) but may be inappropriate or lacking in sufficient detail

·   Limited consideration of advantages and disadvantages of the design

·   Fails to provide a description of the research design

·   Does not consider advantages and disadvantages of the design

·   No mention of ethical considerations

Mark /30 20                   18 16 14 12                 10 6        4        2
Research site and sampling strategy ·   Clearly identified where research will be undertaken and provides an in-depth description of the site.

·   Provides clear justification and description of how the site was selected.

·   Has clearly identifies an appropriate sampling strategy for the project.

·   Clearly describes the sample and population.

·   Fully considers the advantages and disadvantages of the sampling strategy chosen.

·   Identifies where research will be undertaken and provides a good description of the site.

·   Provides justification and description of how the site was selected.

·   Identifies an appropriate sampling strategy for the project.

·   Describes the sample and population.

·   Considers the advantages and disadvantages of the sampling strategy chosen.

·   Identifies where research will be undertaken and provides an adequate description of the site.

·   Provides some justification and description of how the site was selected.

·   Identifies a sampling strategy for the project.

·   Some attempt at describing the sample and population.

·   Some attempt at considering the advantages and disadvantages of the chosen sampling strategy.

·   Limited attempts to identify and describe the research site.

·   Inadequate justification and/or description of how the site was selected.

·   Inadequate or inappropriate sampling strategy identified for the project.

·   Describes the sample and population but lacking detail.

·   Little consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of the chosen sampling strategy.

·   Insufficient or absent identification of where research will be undertaken.

·    No description of research site.

·   Provides justification and description of how the site was selected.

·   Does not identify a sampling strategy for the project.

·   Limited (or missing) description of the sample and population.

·   Does not consider the advantages and disadvantages of the sampling strategy chosen.

Mark /30 20                   18 16 14 12                 10 6        4        2
Data collection methods (including research plan) ·   Clear identification of appropriate data collection methods

·   Has provided an excellent description of how the data will be collected

·   Provides an excellent discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of the data collection method

·   All variables to be investigated are very clearly conceptualised and  operationalised

·   Includes a logical and coherent research plan (i.e., Gantt chart, considers resources and time-frame)

·   Identification of appropriate data collection methods

·   Has provided a good description of how the data will be collected

·   Provides a good discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of the data collection method

·   Most of the variables have been clearly conceptualised and operationalised

·   Includes a research plan (i.e., Gantt chart, considers resources and time-frame)

·   Identification of appropriate data collection methods could be clearer

·   Has provided a sound description of how the data will be collected, with some aspects not fully considered

·   Provides a sound discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of the data collection method

·   Some of the variables have been conceptualised and operationalised

·   Includes a research plan, but not fully considered

 

·   Inadequate or inappropriate data collection methods identified

·   Some discussion of how the data will be collected

·   Provides some discussion of the advantages/disadvantages of the data collection method

·   An attempt has been made to conceptualise and operationalize the variables

·   Research plan is not fully considered, with some major aspects of the project not considered

·   Inappropriate or no identification of data collection methods

·   Limited discussion of how the data will be collected

·   Limited conceptualisation and/or  operationalisation of variables

·   Research plan demonstrates limited understanding of research practices and timeframes

 

Mark /10 10                   9 8 7 6                 5 3        2        1
Referencing, Presentation and Length ·   Very fluent writing style, and grammar and spelling accurate

·   Assignment is formatted appropriately

·   Within 10% of word limit

·   Referencing is consistently accurate in APA style

·   Language fluent, grammar and spelling accurate

·   Assignment is generally formatted appropriately

·   Within 10% of word limit

·   Referencing is mainly accurate and in APA style

·   Language mainly fluent, grammar and spelling mainly accurate

·   Minor errors in the format of the assignment

·   Within 10% of word limit

·   Referencing is mainly accurate

·   Meaning apparent, but language is not always fluent, grammar and/or spelling contain errors

·   Some substantial errors in the format of the assignment

·   Within 10% of word limit

·   Some attempt at referencing in APA style

·   Meaning unclear and/or grammar and/or spelling contain frequent errors

·   Minimal attempt to format the assignment appropriately

·   Not within 10% of word limit

·   Referencing is absent/unsystematic/not in APA style

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