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Caledonian College of Engineering


Course Work 1
Name of the programme BSc (GCU) CAME, MT, POM, EE, CO, EPE, TE
Name of Module with Code Research Methodology, MHH120950
Name of the Module
Dr. Nagaraj Nayak and Dr. Suresh Manic
Leader/Tutor
Coursework Type Research Methods
Assessment weightage 25%
Date of submission NOVEMBER 10, 2016

Aim To assess the students understanding of Research


Methods & achievement of learning outcomes of the
module with respect to the abilities to critically analyse
technical papers, interpret scientific & technical data,
proper referencing and citation of the literature
Objective Assess the students understanding & knowledge of
specific skills required in understanding research.

A. Knowledge and understanding of the topic

Demonstrate knowledge of acquisition of information

Demonstrate appropriate application of module knowledge

Demonstrate wider reading and comprehension of topic

B. Application and analysis of the topic

Define a problem and identify constraints & use creativity and innovation to customer
and end users.

Understanding of the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable


development.

Understanding the needs for high level professional and ethical conduct in engineering
with knowledge based contexts.

Ability to use and apply information from technical literature and awareness of quality
issues and their application to continuous improvement.

C. The structure in terms of logic and coherence


Submissions should have a clear start and a clear end. Information within submissions
should also be logical and well grouped.
D. The use of relevant work examples and/or examples gained from further reading
Suggestions for further reading are contained within the course work and indicated at the
end of the course work. These reading lists are not exhaustive and candidates are
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encouraged to read further and reference at the end of the course work using CCE Harvard
style of referencing.
Marking scheme

Component

Weightage

Total Marks

Knowledge and understanding of the topic

30%

30

Application and analysis of the topic


(Module specific Skill)

35%

35

The structure in terms of logic and


coherence

30%

30

The use of relevant work examples and/or


examples gained from further reading

5%

Please note all assignments shall subject to plagiarism software checks, TURNITIN.
Plagiarism
It is important to understand what plagiarism is and how it can be avoided.
Unacknowledged copying from published sources (including the internet) or incomplete
referencing.
The following also constitute plagiarism:
Copying sections of work from a friend/colleague.
Having a friend/family member dictate something to you.
Copying and pasting from the internet without citing the source.
Copying directly from a study text quotation without citing the source.
Quotations
When using quotations from books, websites or journal articles you should cite the author
and the year of publication then use the quote in quotation marks.
Paraphrasing
Paraphrasing is where you encapsulate another persons original idea, argument or conclusion
in your own words. It is still necessary to attribute those ideas to the author, and you can do this
by using the formatting outlined above for direct quotations, taking care to include the authors
surname and the year of publication.
Collaboration
We acknowledge that you may undertake joint study with colleagues or as part of a formal
training programme. However, working with another person to write assignments is not
acceptable. Your answers must be your own and in your own words.

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Referencing
Harvard Referencing (CCE Style) First Edition 2013 should be followed for both in-text and
listing references. This downloadable document can be found in our CCE portal at:
http://portal.cce.edu.om/member/contentdetails.aspx?cid=628
Instructions
1. Plagiarism is a serious offence. In case of any plagiarism detected, penalty will be
imposed leading to zero mark.
2. Course work and reports should be solved by the individual/group.
3. Course work and reports should be submitted on time and submission after deadline will
be marked zero.
4. Course work should be submitted with an appropriate cover page, which can be
obtained from the departmental assistant at the department.
5. Name, student identification and title of the course work to be written clearly and legibly
on the cover page.
6. The completed course work is to be submitted to the departmental assistant on or before
the deadline and record your name, date of submission and signature in the book with
the departmental assistant.

Grading of Course work


BSc (GCU) Programmes
Excellent contribution
Good Contribution
Average Contribution
Adequate Contribution
Inadequate Contribution
Not meeting the outcomes

70% and above


60% - 69%
50% - 59%
40% - 49%
30% - 39%
Less than 30%

Task:
Task1: A technical paper will be given to the student by his/her Project Supervisor or Module
tutor and he/she will be required to write a critical analysis and an abstract based on the
scientific information available in the paper.
[50 marks (Abstract writing: 20 Marks & Critical Analysis Writing: 30 marks)]
Abstract:
The Abstract must contain description of the topic, important applications of the topic, brief
description about previous literature present in the paper, methodology adopted by the author,
important results obtained and conclusions derived from the results. The word count is limited to
250.
CONTENT
ABSTRACT DEVELOPMENT
W RITING QUALITY, LOGICAL AND FOCUSED
BASIC GRAMMAR, SPELLING AND OTHER CONVENTIONS
TOTAL

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10
5
5
20

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Critical Analysis:With the introduction to the topic, students are expected to critically analyze
the literature part that contains key findings of previous authors, methodology adopted in given
paper, parameters used for analysis, analyze the results obtained (from graphs / tables) and
important conclusions derived based on the result. Each topic has to be separately presented in
the form of paragraphs and the word count for this part is limited to a range of 500 to 750.
CONTENT

MAX MARKS
5

DOES THE WORK SHOW AN UNDERSTANDING OF TECHNICAL CONTENTS OF THE PAPER?


COULD THE STUDENT CLEARLY IDENTIFY THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PAPER AND RELATE THAT
TO OTHER EARLIER WORKS CITED IN THE PAPER?
DID THE STUDENT ARGUE / EVALUATE THE METHODS / TECHNIQUES USED BY THE AUTHORS
OF THE PAPER?
COULD THE STUDENT IDENTIFY ANY WEAKNESSES IN THE PAPER?
IS ANY SCOPE FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION IDENTIFIED BY THE STUDENT?
TOTAL

5
10
5
5
30

TASK- 2: Visit the Library & Resource Center, e-brary and Internet sites and look for the
literature like books, e-books, journal/conference papers, report, articles, videos etc.,
(preferably) related to the project topic or area. For this literature found, write the in-text citation
and prepare the reference in CCE-Harvard referencing style.
There must be: 2 Library books or E-library books, 5 Journal or Conference Papers/Reports or
Magazine Articles etc., 2 Web based resource like websites, electronic report, videos etc. and
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CONTENT

MAX MARKS

In text Citations
For the ten citations, 2 mark each for correct in-text citations
References
For the corresponding 10 References, 3 mark each for correct listing of
references to confirm to the CCE- Harvard Referencing style.
TOTAL

10x2 = 20
10x3 = 30

50

Suggestive format for the Task 2


Type of
Resource
Journal
Paper

Citation (In-text) CCE


Harvard Style
(Trefts & Blaksee, 2000)

2.

Book

Trefts, K. & Blaksee, S., 2000. Did you hear the one
about Boolean operators? Incorporating comedy into
library instruction. Reference Services Review. 28 (4). P.
369-378.

3.

Website

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1.

Reference List Entry

Name and Signature of Module leader


Dr. Nagaraj Nayak & Dr. Suresh Manic

Date:26.6.2016
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Research Methodology CW1-Task.1


CRTICAL REVIEW OF TECHNICAL PAPER - MARKING SHEET

MARKS

(<30)

INADEQUATE
(30-39)
INADEQUATE

REAL

ADEQUATE
(40-49)
ADEQUATE

CONTRIBUTION

AVERAGE
(50-59)
AVERAGE

DISINT. / NO

GOOD
(60-69)
GOOD

(20 MARKS)

EXCELLENT
(70+)

ABSTRACT

EXCELLENT

STUDENT NAME: ____________________________________________________________ REG NO:_____________

ABSTRACT DEVELOPMENT
(MAX.10 MARKS)
WRITING QUALITY: LOGICAL AND FOCUSED
(MAX. 5 MARKS)

MARKS

CONTRIBUTION

(30 MARKS)

REAL

CRITICAL ANALYSIS

DISINT. / NO

BASIC GRAMMAR, SPELLING AND OTHER


CONVENTIONS.
(MAX. 5 MARKS)

DOES THE WORK SHOW AN UNDERSTANDING OF


TECHNICAL CONTENTS OF THE PAPER?
(MAX. 5 MARKS)
COULD THE STUDENT CLEARLY IDENTIFY THE
OBJECTIVE OF THE PAPER AND RELATE THAT TO
OTHER EARLIER WORKS CITED IN THE PAPER?

(MAX. 5 MARKS)
DID THE STUDENT ARGUE / EVALUATE THE
METHODS / TECHNIQUES USED BY THE AUTHORS
OF THE PAPER? (MAX. 10 MARKS)

COULD THE STUDENT IDENTIFY ANY


WEAKNESSES IN THE PAPER?
(MAX. 5 MARKS)
IS ANY SCOPE FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION
IDENTIFIED BY THE STUDENT? (MAX. 5 MARKS)

TOTAL MARKS (MAX.50)

SIGN AND NAME OF THE MARKER


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Research Methodology CW1-Task 2


REFERENCING MARKING SHEET

STUDENT NAME: _________________________________________________________________ REG NO:_____________

Description

Marks

For the ten citations, 2 mark each for correct in-text citations
In text Citations
(10x2=20marks)

References

For the corresponding 10 References, 3 mark each for correct listing of


references to confirm to the CCE- Harvard Referencing style.
(10x3 = 30marks)

TOTAL MARKS (MAX.50)

SIGN AND NAME OF THE MARKER

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