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One Day

Seminar on PLG
598
3 OCTOBER 2015
Lecture Hall: DK Z

School of
Educational
Studies
Universiti Sains
Malaysia

Guidelines of Research Project


Implementation

Student Responsibilities

The originality of the research project and not


copying other research results.
Zero Tolerance Policy For Plagiarism

Comply with the dates of submission that have


been set.

Comply with all regulations and the writing format


of Research Project.

Student Responsibilities
Check

the language, spelling,


formatting of Research Project
carefully before submitting to the
Dean's Office.

Obtain

the signature of supervisor


and supervision records for each
meeting.

Student Responsibilities

Attendance and oral presentation is


compulsory.

However, students do not need to make any


additional preparation besides bringing along
the Research Project.

Explain research objectives, methodology,


findings, contribution of your study and
answer questions from the examiners.

Student Responsibilities

Students who fail to submit the Research


Project on the specified date would be
deemed to fail to complete the Research
Project and given a grade 'F'.

Delays in submitting the Research Project on


the date and time specified will result in a
grade reduction (e.g. if the student earned a
grade of A, the final grade is A-).

Student Responsibilities
The

length should not exceed the 15,000


words (or 60 pages @ 250 words one
page).

Forms

Form for the topic confirmation need


to be signed by the supervisor

Form for the meeting of supervision

Form for submitting the project need to


be signed by the supervisor.

EVALUATION RUBRIC
1. Problem statement, purpose and objective of the study, research
questions
2. Literature review
3. Research methodology
4. Data analysis and interpretation
5. Discussion and conclusion
6. Format and writing style
7. References

NO.
1.

2.

DIMENSION

Problem
Statement, Aim
and Research
Question

Theoretical
knowledge and
ability to apply the
theory

DESCRIPTION

Problem statement has a


clear focus, significant and
interesting and is of the
masters level discussion.
The aim of the research is
specifically written,
research questions are
clear and reflect the
problem and aim of the
research.

Show deep understanding


of the theories discussed.
Put forward analytical and
critical discussion on
theories stated.
Show explanations on the
relationship between the
theories and research
focus.

CRITERIA

Excellent
Good
Average
Weak
Very weak

Excellent
Good
Average
Weak
Very weak

NO
.

DIMENSION

3.

Research
Methodology

DESCRIPTION

Show deep understanding


and mastery in research
methodology.
Use of appropriate research
method.
Evidence of good
understanding of research
procedure and ethics.
Clear and organized
descriptions of
methodology.

CRITERIA

Excellent
Good
Average
Weak
Very
weak

NO
4.

5.

DIMENSION

DESCRIPTION

Ability to
analyze data
and present
the research
findings

Ability to
synthesize
findings in
discussion and
conclusion

Show deep understanding


and good knowledge on
data analysis using
appropriate techniques.
Research findings are
presented in an organized,
logical and coherent
manner.
Show high ability to
integrate research findings
in discussion.
Findings are clearly
connected to concepts,
previous research and
theories.
Able to propose
meaningful and critical
discussion and conclusion.

CRITERIA

Excellent
Good
Average
Weak
Very weak

Excellent
Good
Average
Weak
Very weak

N
O

DIMENSION

6. Format,

Writing Style
and
Reference

DESCRIPTION
Show excellent skills in
academic writing that is of
a masters level. Writing is
highly organized.
Ideas are related and
coherently presented in
discussions.
No mistakes in language
and spelling detected.
Use APA format correctly.
Reference and citation
are accurate, complete
and current.
Sources are properly cited.

CRITERIA

Excellent
Good
Average
Weak
Very weak

Three Basic Skills Necessary for


Researchers
1.

Research Skills

2.

Personal and Interpersonal Skills

3.

Management Skills

Three Basic Skills Necessary for


Researchers

Research Skills

Research Skills

Broad understanding of the field of study such as


issues, trends, latest practices and others.

Wide research knowledge to conduct the study.

Use relevant references, specialist software and


computing services according to research studies.

Comply with all the regulations and guidelines


related to academic studies.

Three Basic Skills Necessary for


Researchers

Personal and Interpersonal


Skills

PersonalandInterpersonalSkills

Manage

time effectively.

Manage

priorities and manage


commitments such as family, leisure, and
others.

Have

a self-awareness such as values and


goals that will give a strong impetus.

Personal and Interpersonal Skills


Creative,

research.

flexible and innovative in their

Communicate

with others to achieve a


more constructive outcome.

Discuss

and defend findings at the final


evaluation stage, indicating effective oral
presentation skills and confidence.

Three Basic Skills Necessary for


Researchers

Management Skills

Management Skills

Maintain good relationship with supervisor.


Well prepared and have a clear purpose
before meeting with supervisor.

Information and research resources need to


be managed properly.

Make a plan based on the research progress


that can be achieved within the time frame.

Thank you
and
All the best