RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES

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COURSE CODE BRM221 BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS II Task brief & rubrics

Task

BRM211 – Research Methods II

Assignment W4 – Develop Your Interview Questions and Survey Questions

Purpose of the Assignment: The assignment is designed to provide learners the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to develop effective and well-structured interview questions that will enable them to gather the required data qualitative and quantitative data for their research. The goal of this assignment is to monitor student learning and provide ongoing feedback.

There are two tasks:

Task A: Please develop and upload a well-structured interview that will enable you to gathering valuable data for your research. You should develop 9 to 12 questions that you feel will assist you to meet your Research Objectives and answer your Research Questions. It is suggested that you link your questions with your Research Objectives.

Task B: Please develop and upload a well-structured Survey / Questionnaire (12 – 15 questions) that will enable you to gathering valuable data for your research.

Deadline: Sunday 23 August, 23:59 CET

Good Luck!

Formalities:

 Wordcount: NA

 Cover, Table of Contents, References and Appendix are excluded of the total wordcount.

 Font: Arial 12,5 pts.

 Text alignment: Justified.

 The in-text References and the Bibliography have to be in Harvard’s citation style.

Submission: Week (4) – Via Moodle (Turnitin). Deadline: Sunday 23 August, 23:59 CET

Weight: This task is a 40% of your total grade for this subject.

Rubrics

Exceptional 90-100 Good 80-89 Fair 70-79 Marginal fail 60-69

Knowledge & Understanding

(20%)

Student demonstrates excellent understanding of key concepts and uses vocabulary in an entirely appropriate manner.

Student demonstrates good understanding of the task and mentions some relevant concepts and demonstrates use of the relevant vocabulary.

Student understands the task and provides minimum theory and/or some use of vocabulary.

Student understands the task and attempts to answer the question but does not mention key concepts or uses minimum amount of relevant vocabulary.

Application (30%) Student applies fully relevant knowledge from the topics delivered in class.

Student applies mostly relevant knowledge from the topics delivered in class.

Student applies some relevant knowledge from the topics delivered in class. Misunderstanding may be evident.

Student applies little relevant knowledge from the topics delivered in class. Misunderstands are evident.

Critical Thinking (30%)

Student critically assesses in excellent ways, developing outstanding questionnaires and interview questions

Student critically assesses in good ways, developing very good questionnaires and interview questions

Student provides some insights, developing satisfactory questionnaires and interview questions

Student makes little or none critical thinking insights, developing insufficient questionnaires and interview questions

Communication (20%)

Student communicates their ideas extremely clearly and concisely, respecting word count, grammar and spellcheck

Student communicates their ideas clearly and concisely, respecting word count, grammar and spellcheck

Student communicates their ideas with some clarity and concision. It may be slightly over or under the wordcount limit. Some misspelling errors may be evident.

Student communicates their ideas in a somewhat unclear and unconcise way. Does not reach or does exceed wordcount excessively and misspelling errors are evident.