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BRM211 Research Methods I Midterm Assessment Task brief & rubrics

Instructions

? This assignment consists of writing a literature review for a research project that you already started in the previous sessions.

? You must use the “Dissertation Proposal Form” template, placing your writings in section I. Proposed Dissertation Title and II. Research Question or

Hypothesis.

? Save your document with the filename: MIDTERM_xxxxxxx (where xxxxxxx is your last name).

Task

Development of a research idea:

You must construct a research area, in a single sentence, with a set of selected field and subfields. The research area should

be enough specific to define a clear research framework. A research aim must be explained, defining an objective proposal.

I. Research Area / Fields / Subfields

II. Research Aim

Formalities

• Wordcount: 300 min -500- max.

• Font: Arial 12 pt.

• Text alignment: Justified

Submission: 20th of March 2022, 23:59 CEST.

Weight: This task is 40% of your total grade for this subject.

It assesses the following learning outcome:

• Demonstrate thorough understanding of the terminology of academic research and writing, defining the initial steps of a research project.

RUBRICS

Written answers Excellent 90-100% Good 80-89% Fair 70-79% Marginal Fail 60-69% Fail <60%

Knowledge
&Understanding (40%)

Student demonstrates
thorough understanding of
content.

Student demonstrates
considerable understanding of
content.

Student demonstrates some
understanding of content.

Student demonstrates limited
understanding of content.

Student demonstrates
no understanding of
content.

Application (40%)

Applies knowledge and
skills in familiar contexts
with a high degree of
effectiveness, providing
relevant contents that
support points.

Applies knowledge and skills in
familiar contexts with
considerable effectiveness,
providing some relevant
contents that make a good
attempt at supporting points.

Applies knowledge and skills
in familiar contexts with
some effectiveness,
providing contents although
some may lack relevance or
provide limited support.

Applies knowledge and skills in
familiar contexts with limited
effectiveness, few/ irrelevant
contents provided.

No application of
possible knowledge or s
kills. No contents
provided.

Communication
(20%)

Uses conventions,
vocabulary, and
terminology of the
discipline with a high
degree of effectiveness.

Uses conventions, vocabulary,
and terminology of the
discipline with considerable
effectiveness.

Uses conventions,
vocabulary, and terminology
of the discipline with some
effectiveness.

Uses conventions, vocabulary,
and terminology of the
discipline with limited
effectiveness.

Lack of use
of conventions,
vocabulary, and
terminology of the
discipline.