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ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION AND ASSESSMENT

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BBRC4103
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
(ASSIGNMENT 1)
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INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS

1. This assignment contains only ONE (1) question that is set in both English.

2. Answer in English.

3. Download the language version of the assignment template concerned from the myINSPIRE for
preparation and submission of your assignment. Your assignment should be typed using 12 point Times
New Roman font and 1.5 line spacing.

4. Your assignment should be between 2500 to 3000 words excluding references. Do not copy the
assignment question and instructions to your answer. Only assignment answer developed within the
approximate word limit will be assessed. The number of words should be shown at the end of your
assignment.

5. You must submit your assignment ONLINE via the myINSPIRE. Refer to the portal for instructions on the
procedures to submit your assignment online. You are advised to keep a copy of your submitted
assignment for personal reference.

6. You can submit your assignment ONCE only in a SINGLE file.

7. Your assignment must be submitted starting from Xth XXX 2019 until Xth XXX 2019. Submission after
Xth XXX 2019 will NOT be accepted.

8. Your assignment should be prepared individually. You should not copy another person’s assignment. You
should also not plagiarise another person’s work as your own.

9. Please take note that PENALTY will be imposed on late submission of assignment as specified in the
Registrar’s Office circular 6/2012 (Refer to Registrar’s Announcement in myINSPIRE).

10. Please ensure that you keep the RECEIPT issued upon submisson of your assignment as proof of
submission. Your assignment is considered as NOT submitted if you fail to produce the submission
receipt in any dispute arises concerning assignment submission.
EVALUATION

This assignment accounts for 30% of the total marks for the course and shall be assessed based on the
Rubrics attached. You would be given feedback on the assignment before the Final Semester
Examination commences.

PLAGIARISM: MARKS DEDUCTION

Warning: The submitted assignment will automatically undergo a similarity check. If plagiarism is
detected, marks would be deducted as follows:

No. % (Similarity Group) % (Marks Deduction)


1 0 – 30 0
2 30.01 – 50 5
3 50.01 – 70 10
4 70.01 – 100 100

Assignments found to have similarities under any of the categories above; will not be entitled to apply
for appeal. For learners who fall into the 70.01-100 similarities group, the access for online appeal for
assignment remarking of the subject will be disabled from the appeal options.
ASSIGNMENT QUESTION (1)

PURPOSE
The purpose of this assignment is to develop learner’s ability to write a problem statement based
on actual facts and figures; and to determine the research questions and objectives based on the
problem statement.

REQUIREMENT
Select a research area that might interest you. Identify and define a researcheable problem in the
area. To ensure that the problem that you have identified is really a problem, you are required to
provide actual facts and figures to support it. You are also required to determine the research
questions and objectives suitable to the research problem.

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ASSIGNMENT RUBRICS
BBRC4103 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY / SEMESTER 7TH 2019

Unsatisfactory
Excellent Good Fair Poor Or Max.
Criteria Weight No response Marks
4 3 2 1 0
Introduction to the Introduction to the Introduction to the Introduction to the Introduction to the No introduction was
process of identifying a process of identifying process of identifying process of identifying the process of identifying the given.
problem 1 the problem was very the problem was clear. problem was fairly clear. problem was unclear. 4
clear.

Identification and The problem was The problem was The problem was The problem was No write-up on the
definition of the problem identified and very identified and clearly identified but not clearly identified but not identification and
2 clearly defined. defined. defined. defined. definition of the 8
problem.

Facts and figures The facts and figures The facts and figures The facts and figures The facts and figures No facts and figures
supporting that the given to support the given to support the given to support the given to support that the were given.
2
identified problem really problem really exist problem really exist problem really exist were problem really exist were
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exist were more than were adequate. fairly adequate. not adequate.
adequate.

List of research questions The list of research The list of research The list of research The list of research The list of research
and objectives of the questions and questions and questions and objectives questions and objectives questions and
study objectives of the study objectives of the study of the study were given of the study were given objectives of the
were given and they were given and they are but not consistent with but not consistent with study were not
1 are consistent with the consistent with the the problem but they are the problem and not given. 4
problem and they are problem but they are consistent with each consistent with each
also consistent with not consistent with other. other.
each other. each other.

Summary Very clear summary. All Clear summary. Some of Fairly clear summary. Unclear summary. No summary given.
the important points in the important points in Few important points in Important points in the
the assignment were the assignment were the assignment were assignment were not
1 4
highlighted. highlighted. highlighted. highlighted.
Use of appropriate More than 6 references 5-6 references were 3-4 references were cited 1-2 references were cited No references given.
references and citations were cited and listed cited and listed and listed according to and listed according to
according to APA according to APA APA format. APA format.
0.5 2
format. format.

Total 7.5 30

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