4001 Summative Assessment

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L32QMA - Intermediate Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes:

Please keep these in mind when you are writing your assignment to ensure that you are evidencing the intended learning outcomes. On completion of this module the student should be able to:

1. List and identify different types of appropriate sources of information and demonstrate use of appropriate resources and referencing to support insights

2. Demonstrate use of Gibbs’ Cycle as a reflective framework to present the reflective writing

3. Demonstrate an ability to reflect on how skills gained on the module relates to future academic and/or professional development

Assessment Brief:

How Will You Be Assessed?

The module is assessed by 100% coursework, contributing 100% of your module grade. The overall mark achieved for the module must be at least 40%.

Component  % of module mark  Learning outcomes assessed  Submission deadline

What Do You Need to Do?

The coursework will be a series of reflective entries using Gibbs’ cycle. You must choose and reflect on how you developed any three of the skills below through your experiences during this 4001 module specifically. You will develop these skills across a number of your 4001 teaching sessions. Reflect on your development of one skill per reflective entry and do not try to cover more than one skill in the same entry:

• How have I developed my reflective practice skills?
• How have I developed my critical thinking, reading and writing skills?
• How have I developed my awareness of ethical principles and practice?
• How have I developed my literature searching skills?
• How have I developed my verbal and/or written communication skills?
• How have I developed professionalism at university that could be applied in the workplace?
• How have I developed my goal-setting skills?
• How have I developed my organisation and time-management skills?

To prepare you for your summative assessment, you will have completed 5 formative fortnightly reflective entries. The fortnightly entries will be shared with your workshop tutor. For your summative submission, you only need to include 3 of these 5 formative entries.

For your summative reflections, you are required to reflect and evaluate how the transferrable skills taught in the module can help your academic skills and professional goals (MLO 1-3).

References to research and literature should be used to support your insights for each reflective entry (you can use library resources to find relevant references to demonstrate independent reading). This is an important part of the ‘Analysis’ stage of Gibbs’ cycle.

The word count for the final summative collection of three reflections is 1500 words (+/- 10%).  Each entry should be 450-500 words long. You must also follow the Formatting Your Assessment section below to ensure the assessment is appropriately presented.

Tips for a Successful Assessment:

To maximise your success with the assessment, you must attend ALL teaching sessions to complete the assignment for this module. The reflective entries are based on your experiences of skills developed whilst attending the teaching sessions, rather than only content from the lecture/seminar slides. Therefore, attendance to the sessions is required for an in-depth reflection of the skills gained.

Remember, the focus is on demonstrating an ability to reflect on your experiences of developing a number of skills during this module, rather than telling us a lot of facts about the content you were taught.

It is important that you clearly tell us how you developed the transferrable skills and knowledge you have gained, and how these will be useful for your academic and/or professional development, with specific examples.

Please also read the Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Policy below for further information of the correct use of other literature and resources.

Submitting Your Assessment:

The final reflective log must be submitted electronically by 4th April 2022 18:00 (6p.m) UK local time using Final reflective log Turnitin link.

For the final submission, you are advised to allow plenty of time for submitting your work in case of unexpected problems with your computer or internet connection. Please note that problems with personal internet connections are not a valid reason for late submission. If the University network is working, there is an expectation your assignment will be submitted on time.

If there were to be any problems with the University network, this would be communicated to you and any necessary allowances made. If you are concerned there is a problem and/or your work has not been submitted, you must email your work to the Module Leader before the 4th April 2022 18:00 (UK local time) deadline. You must also email a screenshot of any error messages evidencing issues with uploading your work before the deadline.

There is further guidance on how to submit your work in the Student Guide to Assessment Submission document below.

Please note that this assignment will not be marked anonymously, as markers will need to confirm you have completed the formative component of the marking criteria.

Formatting Your Assessment:

1. Assignments should be written in size 12 font, double line spaced and in Times New Roman or Arial.

2. Only the following file types can be used – Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX), Acrobat PDF, PostScript, Text, HTML, WordPerfect (WPD), OpenOffice (ODT), Rich Text Format and Hangul (HWP).

3. As this is a reflective assignment, you should write in the 1st person. If you are unsure how to do this then make an appointment to see your PPT or contact the Centre for Academic Writing.

4. Avoid colloquial language and phrasing, e.g., ‘An experiment was done!!’ Alternatives: ‘An experiment was conducted…’.

5. Ensure you are using appropriate language/terminology and avoid using terminology which could be ambiguous or does not directly convey your point.

6. Avoid floating statements/short sentences. If you do not have a point that is conducive to your overall point, then do not include it. Floating statements do not add anything to your assignments and so should be avoided. If you are unsure, try removing the sentence and then reading through your paragraph to see if the point is still clear.

7. Do not be overly verbose. If you can convey something in fewer words, then do this. For example, avoid verbose statements like: “A study was published in the British Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence (2012) by Nathaniel Hartman [article title]. They aimed to estimate…”. Instead, a simple statement to use could be: “Hartman (2012) estimated …..”

8. Spelling and grammar should be of a high standard throughout.

Referencing:

Coventry University now uses the APA Referencing Style. If you started your course before 1st September 2020, you may continue to use the Coventry University Guide to Referencing in Harvard Style until you graduate. For support and advice on this, see the online referencing guidance or contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

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