|Assessment Briefing Document|
|Programme:||BA (Hons) Acting, BA(Hons) Dance, BA(Hons) Musical Theatre|
|Module:||UCIA6101 Theory and Research Methods|
|Assessment Component:||CW2||Assessment Format:||Practical Skills Assessment|
|Assessment Weighting:||40%||Module Leader:|
|Level:||6||Word Count or Duration:||2000 words|
|Assignment Title:||Research Proposal|
|Feedback Return Date:|
|Submission Method / Arrangements:||Submission via Turnitin|
|Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1.||Evaluate and draw upon the range of sources and the conceptual frameworks
appropriate to research in the chosen area.
|2.||Draw upon the strengths and understand the limits of major quantitative and/or
qualitative research methods
|4.||Formulate appropriate research questions, in the process identifying a suitable object of
inquiry, develop appropriate research methodology and resources needed in order to
address questions of research appropriately
|Assessment Criteria / Breakdown of Marks|
|Assessment Weighting||Assessment Criteria|
|100%||Evidence of knowledge and understanding of key concepts and theories, critical and analytical investigation, evidence of appropriate scholarly language and syntax.|
|You are required to write a Research Proposal taken from your research and Literature Review.
It is important that your Research Proposal considers the gap in the knowledge that you have researched, highlights the current literature on the subject, and how you will conduct your further research.
For this assessment you should employ the critical and analytical techniques taught on this module to successfully highlight and scrutinise the gap in the knowledge which you have identified on your chosen topic. It is vitally important that you DO NOT answer a dissertation question in this document.
Your Research Proposal will be marked using the University of Cumbria Level 6 Grading Criteria for written submissions. A copy of this can be found on the Blackboard site.
It is important to remember that a dissertation should employ the following:
· Appropriate levels of written English
· Accurate use of spelling and grammar
· Fully referenced and cited using Cite Them Right (Harvard) referencing
You are required to submit your Research Proposal via the Turnitin in portal on the Blackboard site by 4pm on the deadline date.