Assessment description and marking criteria

Assessment description and marking criteria

Learning Outcomes

Anglia Ruskin modules are taught on the basis of intended learning outcomes and, on successful completion of this module, you will be expected to be able to demonstrate you have met these outcomes.

Knowledge and Understanding: Define the scope of an appropriate area for structured desk-based investigation/design/development

Knowledge and Understanding: Collect, organise, understand, and interpret information from a variety of appropriate resources, acting autonomously, with minimal supervision

Knowledge and Understanding: Identify, select and justify the use of appropriate techniques, methods and development strategies

Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills: Critically evaluate evidence to justify and support conclusions/recommendations

Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills: Communicate effectively in a form appropriate to the topic chosen and audience identified, and produce detailed and coherent work

Element 010 Title Undergraduate Major Project

Task: The assessment piece for the UGMP is a 10,000 word research project on a topic of your choice, which is conducted semi-autonomously with help and guidance from your allocated supervisor.Word Limit: 10,000 (+/- 10% tolerance)

assessment must be used Harvard Style Referencing

100% of Total Mark

Submission Method: Turnitin®UK Grademark

Final Submission Date: 6th December 2019

Rationale for assessment design:

The UGMP is assessed using a 10,000 project because it allows you to explore in sufficient depth a topic that interests you and draws on previous academic study whilst at ARU. You will have the opportunity to conduct secondary desk-based research and use existing material to add valuable insights to your project work.

Submission deadline: 6th December 2019 (2pm)

Late work: “You are allowed to submit assignments up to five working days after the published (or extended) deadline. If you do so, the element of assessment to which the assignment contributes will be capped at 40%.” (New 10th Edition of the Academic Regulations).

It is still expected that you will submit on time, the above is only to be put into place in unforeseen circumstances.

All forms of assessment must be submitted by the published deadline which is detailed above. It is your responsibility to know when work is due to be submitted – ignorance of the deadline date will not be accepted as a reason for late or non-submission. Any late work will NOT be considered and a mark of zero will be awarded for the assessment task in question.

You are strongly advised to keep a copy of your work.

This assignment is submitted online via Turnitin® Grademark, there is information on preparing your assignment at: to an external site.

Information on submitting your assignment must be read and guidelines adhered to, please ensure you read: to an external site

The direct link to Turnitin® UK Grademark is: (Links to an external site.

Go to Submission and Feedback to see further details of how to submit.

The research must be carried out using secondary data only

What is secondary data?

Secondary data refers to data already available, collected by someone else with a different purpose than yours.

Examples of secondary data are:

1. Academic Journal articles or other publications of studies

2. Online discussion forums

3. Blogs; videos, pictures, movies,

4. Company websites, published surveys and financial data,

5. Newspaper articles and comments

6. Interviews in newspapers or online

7. Government or other public or regulatory body policy documents

Books and journal articles can also serve as secondary data, depending on the research design you adopt (e.g. review or meta-analysis). Examples of past UGMP using secondary data will be shared with you during the course of the module. A few good examples of published research using secondary data are available from the module reading list.

How your assessment is graded:

You will be marked on Grademark according to the marking criteria. Please see further details under ‘modules’ section (criteria and marking standards).

Weighting: 100%

Chapter 1: Introduction

  1. Introduction
  2. Background of Research
  3. Justification of the Research
  4. Problem Statement
  5. Identification and Justification of Gaps
  6. Research Question
  7. Research Objective

Chapter 2 : Literature Review

Review of other researchers on the factors that are relevant to my topic

Chapter 3 : Methodology

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Research Design

3.3 Data Collection Method

3.4 Sampling Design

3.5 Data Analysis Method

3.6 Research Ethics

3.7 Proposed Questionnaire Template

Chapter 4:


Chapter 5:


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