Assignment Tasks (Lecturers must link assessment criteria to questions as below)
Using the findings from Assignment 3, use charts/graphs or statistical measures to interpret and analyse the data (ACs 3.1, 3.2). Critical reflection has been used to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions: conclusions have been arrived at though synthesis of ideas and have been justified (D1, AC 3.2)
Then, you should make conclusions and recommendations of your findings (AC 3.3). In making recommendations and justifying areas for further consideration, convergent or lateral or creative thinking have been demonstrated: innovation and creative thought have been applied (D3)
You must follow the agreed format to present the outcome of your Research findings (AC 4.1). In presenting the research outcomes, the appropriate structure and approach has been used in presenting and communicating the research report findings (M3).
Guidance to Students
Your data analysis could include charts, graphs or statistical measures. Here you could use pie charts, line graphs, histograms, bar graphs as means to display data. You can also use tabulate data. You can use one or two of them or a combination to make recommendations and conclusions related to your research topic. When you come to conclusions, you should justify the synthesis of ideas.
You need to also discuss the implications of the results for practice or for future research on the topic. This will require drawing inferences and conclusions from the results. It may involve discussing theoretical and practical consequences of the results. There should also be some focus on whether or not questions/hypotheses were supported.
When interpreting the findings, you should address if the questions/hypotheses were supported or refuted. You could also address here if the results might have occurred because of inadequate experimental procedures, such as threats to internal validity, and indicate how the results might be generalised to certain people, settings and times. Finally, you should indicate the implications of the results for the population studied for future research.
When you make your justifications for your findings, you should provide convincing evidence (could be based on your primary data) that supports your ideas/arguments or provide adequate grounds for decisions and conclusions and answer the main objections likely to be made.
You must cover M3 (see above in the assignment task) of the Merit criteria.