Assessment type: Report Individual. Methodology Plan and Ethical Consideration

Assessment type: Report Individual. Methodology Plan and Ethical Consideration — approximately 3,000 words
Purpose: This assessment is designed to allow students to present and justify appropriate method(s) for a research project designed to address the research question posed. This assessment relates to learning outcomes a, b and d.
Value: 50% (40% Methodology Plan & Ethical Consideration; 10% Presentation 5 minutes including question time.)
Due Date: Methodology Plan & Ethical Consideration – Week 10, Sunday by 1 1.59pm
Presentations in class during tutorials – Week 1 1 or Week 12
Submission: Methodology Plan & Ethical Consideration — upload a soft copy — Word .doc or .docx to Moodle and Turnitin via links in Moodle. Oral Presentations — in class. Students are to hand a hard copy of their visual aids to the teacher at the beginning of class.
Assessment topic: Methodology Plan & Ethical Consideration
Task Details: There are two components of the assessment: Written part and Oral presentation
Based on the Research Question developed in Assessment 2, students should develop a research design aimed at providing insights and/or answers to the question.
This assessment requires students to provide two alternative methodology to answer the research questions and finally choose and justify the most appropriate research design, clearly explaining WHY the chosen design will best answer the research question and is most appropriate in the specific circumstances. Students should clearly justify their recommended research and analysis methods. Minimum 10 references are used (six of those references should be a methodological references).
Methodology Plan & Ethical Consideration will contain the following information:
Contents Length (word counts)
Project title: a brief descriptive summary of the proposed research topic. Max. 50 words
Research Questions and Research Objectives — present the research questions and objectives in bullet points. 100 — 150 words
Alternative Methodology 1 — should consist of:
Research Approach
Type of Data o Sampling Plan o Data Collection Plan o Data Analysis Plan o Advantages and Limitation of this alternative methodology
Ethical Consideration in using the methodology 1200 words
Alternative Methodology 2 — should consist of:
o Research Approach
Type of Data
Sampling Plan o Data Collection Plan
Data Analysis Plan
Advantages and Limitation of this alternative methodology
Ethical Consideration in using the methodolgy 1200 words
Recommendation — discuss which one of the two methodology alternatives is the most suitable and feasible and justify the reason. 400 words
Marks out of 40 will be awarded based on how well the following criteria is addressed:
Criteria % Marks
The suitability between the presented alternative methodologies with the research questions. 10%
Methodology Plan alternative 1 30%
Methodology Plan for alternative 2 30%
Ethical Consideration 10%
Recommendation 10%
Reference and Referencing skills 10%
Oral Presentation: Students are to present their methodological plan to the class as if the audiences had the authority to grant approval for the research to ‘go ahead’. Oral presentation should be 5 minutes and supported using appropriate visual aid (template is provided, downloadable from Moodle). Presentation is scheduled at Week 1 1 and Week 12.
Contents No of page
Cover Pa e: Title of the ro•ect, Name and ID 1
Research Questions and Research Objectives — present the research uestions and ob•ectives in bullet oints. 1
Alternative Methodology 1 — should consist of:
Research Approach
Type of Data
Sampling Plan
Data Collection Plan
Data Analysis Plan
Advantages and Limitation of this alternative methodology
Ethical Consideration in usin the methodolo 2
Alternative Methodology 2 — should consist of:
Research Approach
Type of Data
Sampling Plan
Data Collection Plan
Data Analysis Plan
Advantages and Limitation of this alternative methodology
Ethical Consideration in usin the methodol 2
Recommendation — discuss which one of the two methodology alternatives is the most suitable and feasible and •usti the reason. 1
Marks out of 10 will be awarded based on how well the following criteria is addressed:
Criteria % Marks
Presentation Structure 20%
ccuracy of the information presented (should align with the information in the ritten report) 30%
Communication and Presentation skills 20%
isual aids and presentation slides: use appropriate visual aids or other supporting tools 20%
Presentation duration: present all the required information within the prescribed time frame. 10%
Submission Details:
o Individual Assessment o Oral Presentations should be 5 minutes
The slides should be be supported using appropriate visual, Presentation power point template is provided (downloadable from Moddle).
O Students should not just read their proposal — students reading rather than presenting will find it difficult to pass this part of the assessment.
o Presentation schedule Week 1 1 and Week 12.
Marking Rubric Assessment 4: Methodology Plan & Ethical Consideration –
Criteria Fail
(0 – 49%) Pass
(50 – 64%) Credit
(65 – 74%) Distinction
(75 – 84%) High Distinction (85- 100%)
Suitability between the two-alternative methodology with the research question
(10 marks) None of the two presented alternative methodology are not suitable and feasible to answer the research questions. One of the two presente alternative methodology is suitable and feasible t answer the research questions Both presented alternative methodology is suitable and feasible o answer the research questions however, it does not
•ustify properly. Both presented
Iternative methodology is suitable and feasible o answer the research uestions and both have been well justified. Both presented alternative methodology is suitable and easible to answer the research questions and both have been well justified.

Inst itute
Research Methodology Plan (Alternative I)
(30 marks) he proposed methodology is not likely to provide a satisfactory solution to the specified problem. The research design is limited with a vague ethical consideration discussion. The proposed methodology is likely to provide a satisfactory solution to the specified problem. The research design is adequate and there is a discussion on ethical consideration, however, this requires urther work. he proposed methodology is likely to provide a satisfactory solution to the specified problem. The research design is appropriate and there is a reasonable discussion on the ethical consideration he proposed methodology is likely to provide a satisfactory olution to the specified problem. The research esign is good and there is a clear discussion on he ethical consideration The proposed methodology is likely to provide a satisfactory solution to the specified problem. The research design is excellent and there is a comprehensive discussion on the ethical consideration
Research Methodology Plan (Alternative 2) (30 marks) The proposed methodology is not likely to provide a satisfactory solution to the specified problem. The research design is limited with a vague ethical consideration discussion. The proposed methodology is likely to provide a satisfactory solution to the specified problem. The research design is adequate and there is a discussion on ethical consideration, however, this requires urther work. he proposed methodology is likely o provide a satisfactory solution to he specified problem.
he research design is appropriate and there is a reasonable discussion on the ethical consideration he proposed methodology is likely to provide a satisfactory olution to the specified problem. The research esign is good and there is a clear discussion on he ethical consideration The proposed methodology is likely to provide a satisfactory solution to the specified problem. The research design is excellent and there is a comprehensive discussion on he ethical consideration
Ethical Consideration
(10 marks) There is no discussion on five ethical principle and/or demonstrate misunderstanding of the concept of ethics in human research. There is discussion on one to two ethical consideration and however, there is some misunderstanding of the concept of ethics in human research. here is discussion on hree to four ethical consideration and demonstrate reasonable understanding of the concept of ethics in human research. here is discussion on ive ethical consideration nd demonstrate good understanding of the oncept of ethics in human research. There is discussion on five ethical consideration and demonstrate excellent and comprehensive understandin of the concept of ethics in human research.
Recommendation
(30 marks) There is no practical discussion on which of the two alternative methodologies presented is the most suitable and feasible. There is a reasonable discussion on which of the two alternative methodologies presented is the most suitable and feasible, however, the recommendation is not
•ustified. here is a reasonable discussion on which of he two alternative methodologies presented is the most suitable and feasible, and the recommendation is reasonably justified. here is a good iscussion on which of he two alternative methodologies presented is the most uitable and feasible, nd the recommendation is well justified. There is an excellent discussion on which of the o alternative methodologies presented is the most suitable and feasible, and the recommendation is well ustified.
Reference and referencing
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(10 marks) he plan has less than 10 references and they do not meet the minimum requirement (201 0 onward peerreviewed articles) and has no in- text citations The proposal has 10 references but some of them do not meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peerreviewed articles) and has less than 5 in-text citation. he proposal has 10 references and most of them meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peerreviewed articles), however, only between 5 to 7 in- text citation is used. he proposal has 10 references and most of hem meet the minimum requirement (2010 nward peer-reviewed rticles), and between 810 in-text citation are used. The proposal has 10 references and all of them meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peer-reviewed articles), and 10 in-text citation are used.
Ota’ marks out 100
Total Assessment Mark:
140

Marking Rubric Assessment 4: Methodology Plan & Ethical Consideration, Oral presentation —
Criteria Fail
(0 – 49%) Pass
(50 – 64%) Credit
(65 – 74%) Distinction
(75 – 84%) High Distinction (85- 100%)
Presentation structure
(20 marks) Not all the required elements are presented. The structure and sequence of information is hard to follow Il required elements (research title, research questions, research design and ethical consideration) are presented, however, the equence of the information is hard to ollow All required elements (research title, research questions and objectives, research design and ethical consideration) are presented. The sequence of the information is easy to follow, however, limited details are rovided. All required elements (research title, research questions and objectives, research design and ethical consideration) are presented. The sequence of the information is easy to follow, good details are provided All required elements (research title, research questions and objectives, research design and ethical consideration) are presented. The sequence of the information is easy to follow, excellent details are provided.
ccuracy of the information presented
(30 marks) The information provided in each required element are inaccurate and do not align with the proposal. The information provided in each required element are accurate, however, it does not align with the proposal. The information provided in each required element are accurate and it is aligned with the proposal, however, limited details are provided The information provided in each required element are accurate and it is aligned with the proposal, and good details are provided The information provided in each required element are accurate and it is aligned with the proposal, and excellent details are provided

ommunication and
Presentation skills

Why Everyone Should Develop Effective Communication Skills
Communacation skills


(20 marks) Inaudible and spoken too quickly or too slowly and many unnecessary pauses. Mostly audible and reasonably well-paced speech, some unnecessary pausing Consistently audible an clear voice, wellpaced speech and some good use of pausing Interesting and effective delivery, well-paced and good use of voice (tone and diction) and pausing throughout An excellent delivery, wellpaced and effective. Speaker is entertaining and stimulating, confident and in control.
Visual aids and presentation slides format
(20 marks) No or lack of visual aids, presentation slides are poorly formatted. Basic use of visual aids, presentation slides are readable but need improvement. Mostly good use of visual aids, presentation slides are appropriately formatted Very good use of visual aids, presentation slides are effectively formatted. Outstanding use of visual aids, presentation slides are professionally formatted.
Presentation duration
(10 marks) Presentation is longer than 5 minutes and only able to present 2 out of 4 required information Presentation is longer han 5 minutes and only able to present 3 out of he 4 required information. Presentation is on time (5 minutes) and all the required information are presented with limited details. Presentation is on time (5 minutes) and all the required information are presented with reasonable details. Presentation is on time (5 minutes) and all the required information are presented with excellent details.
Total marks out of 100
Total Assessment marks
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