This is a paper that focuses on the assessment on research methods for RM2 module. The paper also provides guidelines for the coursework assignment and notes to factor in the paper.
The assessment on research methods for RM2 module
RESEARCH METHODS 2 – ASSIGNMENT BRIEF FOR COURSEWORK ASSIGNMENT 2
Overview of module assessment: The assessment on the Research Methods 2 (RM2) module is
made up of both coursework and a practical examination. There are two pieces of coursework that you must submit and altogether these makeup 50% of your final mark for the module.The examination makes up the remaining 50% of the marks. Top ass the RM2 module, you need to achieve a final aggregate module mark of 40% or above.
RM2 Coursework Assignment 2 is a research report that contributes towards 60% of your Coursework Marks for RM2. It therefore contributes towards 30% of your Overall RM2 Module
Guidelines for Coursework Assignment 2
Firstly, your research report will report a research investigation, for which we have already collected
the data as a non-‐class activity during RM2 Practical Classes. There is a choice of two investigations for you to write up, which, for the purpose of brief description, I have labelled as the“CRT Investigation”and the“ Community-‐Affiliation Investigation”. Write up one of these two investigations in the form of a research report for RM2 Coursework
Secondly, your research report should follow the standard format for a psychology research report (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, References) and should follow APA conventions for in-‐text citation and referencing. In addition to the main section headings (Introduction, Method, etc.) it is recommended that you use sub-‐headings (of your choice) in the Method section, and elsewhere if you feel that this helps the reader to follow your report.
Thirdly, there are separate word limits for the various elements of the research report, as follows:
NOTE THAT THESE DIFFER FROM THOSE FOR ASSIGNMENT 1
Main Text comprising Introduction, Method, Results & Discussion (altogether)=3500 words
The word-‐count for the Main Text excludes the Title, Abstract, References and Appendices; but includes all elements within the body of the Main Text, including titles and sub-‐titles, footnotes,
tables (including table contents, titles and any rubrics/notes) and figure legends.
• Appendices (if included)=1000 words
Lastly, the word count for the Appendices includes all elements of the Appendices (as per the guidance for the Main Text).
All word-‐counts above are strict maxima; there are progressive penalties for assignments that
exceed these word-‐counts. There is no minimum number of words for the assignment.
The References section should contain the correctly formatted reference for each source that is
cited in the report (there is no maximum word count for the References section).