Comparative Cultural Analysis Assessment Guidance – Summative, Essay

Comparative Cultural Analysis

Assessment Guidance – Summative, Essay, CW1

Assessment Information:

Page / Word Count:            4 pages (not including references or Appendices)

Submission Type:               TurnItIn

Assessment Brief:

Throughout the module, your lecturers (supervisors) have introduced you to research concepts and ideas, suitable for a range of research projects. You have been asked to choose a research area and been allocated a supervisor, who will guide you through the process of completing this assessment.

You are required to produce a research proposal, outlining your intended study. You are required to highlight suitable research methods and their appropriateness for your intended study. The concept for this assessment is for you to understand the research process, from having an initial idea, forming a hypothesis (or aim) and then designing a research project and method to test your idea. To achieve this, you are required to complete this research proposal, which will test your ability to design and implement a research study.

You should use the template provided. Your supervisor will assist you with completing the document.

Learning Outcome:

  1. Recognise and evaluate key philosophies and theoretical concepts relating to sports cultures across boundaries.
  2. Analyse the nature of national culture in an applied context.

Type of Assessment:

Essay

 

Formatting and Submission Guidelines:

Complete all the topic boxes on the template provided.

1.Title
Please insert a title highlighting the area which you intend to investigate

 

2 Principal Investigator
Student number:

Email:

Supervisor name:

 

3. Annotated literature review/bibliography 

 

You should seek to identify, describe and justify research approaches that would be suitable for your chosen research project. You should consider which techniques are most appropriate for your stated study,  justify these approaches, using literature on research types, current published papers and other appropriate resources.

 

3. Introduction/study summary

 

Please briefly outline the overall aim of your intended research, written in lay language. Justify the use of research techniques and methods using references from your bibliography

 

 

 

4. Aims, objectives or hypothesis

 

Please briefly outline the overall aim of your research/ work written in lay language.

 

5. Please describe your main method(s) or describe your protocol here
Briefly describe the method of research you might use for your research. Identify potential methods and their appropriateness for your intended study. Examples might include:

A survey – you should describe the medium you intend to use e.g. paper, online using ‘Survey Monkey’ (or other software) etc.

Interviews – give an indication of duration, any special concerns about the sensitivity of the topic, theoretical approach e.g. Interpretative Phenomenology, Grounded Theory etc. (you will need to append the interview questions / topic list).

Observation – provide some detail – will it be overt or covert?  Will you be using some sort of data collection instrument? How will you schedule the observation – a single period or some sort of sampling strategy?

Focus Group – give an indication of duration, questions or topic lists (to be appended to this application), any ground rules etc.

Ethnography – covert or overt? How will data be collected?

Experimental intervention – will it be a controlled trial?

 

 

6. Description of data analysis
Briefly outline how you intend to analyse your data, stating the type of statistical analysis methods and protocols. Describe which data analysis techniques are most appropriate for your study and how you will use them.

 

8.References/Bibliography

Please ensure that you provide all references referred to in this application. Use the correct university and School referencing protocols, APA 7th edition.

 

 

 

Assessment Feedback:

Feedback will be received in a timely manner within 20 working days.

Please refer to previous modules where you have undertaken literature reviews and written introductions.

 

Marking Criteria:

 

Section

 

0-39% 40-49% 50-59%

(as previous plus)

60-69%

(as previous plus)

70+%

(as previous plus)

Annotated literature review

(25%)

Little or no relevant literature provided to introduce a rationale for the study area. Adequate literature review provided to introduce a rationale for the study area. Competent literature review provided to introduce a rationale for the study area. Clear literature review provided to introduce  a rationale for the study area. Clear & concise literature review provided to introduce a rationale for the study area.
Introduction

(20%)

Little or no relevant narrative provided to introduce / provide a rationale for the study area. Aim not reflective of study content. Adequate narrative provided to introduce / provide a rationale for the study area. Aim reflective of study content. Competent narrative provided to introduce / provide a rationale for the study area. Clear aim reflective of study content. Clear narrative provided to introduce / provide a rationale for the study area. Clear aim reflective of study content. Clear & concise narrative provided to introduce / provide a rationale for the study area. Clear aim reflective of study content.
Method

(25%)

 

Little or no information provided on the research method to be used or its justification. Some key investigative and research method information presented. Most key investigative and research method information presented. All key investigative and research method information presented. Accurate investigative and research method information presented.
Methods:

Data Analysis

(20%)

Little or no information provided on data analysis. Some key data  analysis processes detailed Most key data analysis processes detailed All key data analysis processes detailed Accurate data analysis processes detailed
Referencing and Presentation

(10%)

Serious problems with a number of aspects of language. Serious problems with following guidance information. Lack of appropriate referencing. Limited prose style, but attempts to write clearly. Followed basic guidance information. Some major formatting mistakes and does not adhere to APA 7th style. Competent and appropriate use of scientific language. Appropriate adherence to guidance information. No major formatting mistakes and adheres to APA 7th style. Appropriate use of scientific language in well-structured sentences. Well-presented and clear adherence to guidance information. Only a few minor referencing mistakes and adheres to APA 7th style Accurate use of scientific language in well-structured sentences. Accurate and clear adherence to guidance information. Accurate referencing adhering to APA 7th style.

 

 

Verification Marking Process:

These assessments will be subject to mark verification, whereby a second member of staff scans 10% (min 6, max 20) of the assessments to ascertain that the marks for the module are broadly appropriate and have been fairly arrived at.