Research report on Retroactive Interference – memory test which involves retroactive interference

This CA requires students to submit a research report based on an in-class experiment.  In the experiment students participate in a memory test which involves retroactive interference. The lecturer collects data from each participant and conducts statistical analysis of the data. Therefore, the results section is written by the lecturer and the task of the students is to create a report including an abstract, a review of the relevant literature, a method section, the results section provided by the lecturer, a discussion section, and references. The results section will be posted in Moodle.

The CA will be further discussed in class and students will be given guidelines and directed to useful resources.  See Moodle for useful material and forum discussion.

The breakdown of marking will be as follows:

  • Abstract (10%)
  • Literature review (25%)
  • Method Section (25%)
  • Discussion Section (25%)
  • Reference Section (15%)

 

Assessment criteria

  1. Organise the content of the report in a structured way
  2. Present key literature relating to the topic
  3. Identify appropriate hypothesis based on the existing literature
  4. Write the method section appropriately so that another researcher could replicate the study
  5. Insert the results section provided by the lecturer
  6. Interpret the results in the context of the pertinent literature
  7. Reference appropriately

 

 

General Requirements for Students:

  1. A proportion of assessment marks is allocated to presentation. All assignments must be word-processed, with word count noted unless otherwise stated by the lecturer.
  2. Where a hardcopy submission is required, an Assignment Submission Form must be securely attached to each submission.
  3. All assignments must be submitted no later than the stated deadline. Assignments submitted after the latest deadline (date and time) specified, including any extension, are deemed to be ‘late’ and are penalised, as follows:
  • Where the assignment is submitted not more than seven working days after the latest specified date, the mark awarded to the assignment is reduced by 25%.
  • Where the assignment is submitted more than seven working days after the latest specified date, it is awarded a mark of zero
  • Where the assessment is undertaken in a group, the piece of work should be submitted in its complete entirety, and any penalty for late submission incurred applies to all group members.
  1. All relevant provisions of the Assessment Regulations must be complied with.
  2. Extensions to assignment submission deadlines will be not be granted, other than in exceptional circumstances. To apply for an extension please go to http://www.dbs-students.com/Registrar/and download the Assignment Extension Request Form.  Once completedthis form should then be returned to your Year Head, for approval.
  3. Students are required to retain a copy of each assignment submitted, and the submission receipt (If a physical submission is required) until the issuing of a transcript indicating the mark awarded.
  4. Assignments must be appropriately packaged and presented.
  5. Where a submission involves digital media, it is the submitting students’ responsibility to ensure the media is appropriately labelled, fully working and they must retain a copy.
  6. Assignments that breachthe word count requirements will be penalised.  There is a 10% discretion, either way, applicable in terms of word count.
  7. Students are required to refer to the assessment regulations in their Student Guides and on the Student Website.
  8. Dublin Business School penalises students who engage in academic impropriety (i.e. plagiarism, collusion and/or copying).
  9. To prevent plagiarism please follow this link to the APA Style Referencing Guide – all referencing is required in this format.

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(Guide on referencing is also available under DBS library guides at http://library.dbs.ie/Home.htm)

  1. In relation to electronic submissions:
  2. All assignments should be submitted to your subject/course page on Moodle by the deadline date.
  3. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure their file is uploaded correctly.
  4. When an assignment is submitted, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the file is in the correct format and opens correctly.
  5. When you submit your assignment you will be asked to click on a button which will declare the following:

By submitting this assignment I confirm that I am aware of DBS’s policy regarding cheating, plagiarism and all other forms of academic impropriety.  The coursework submitted is my own or my group’s work, and all other sources consulted have been appropriately acknowledged.   I am aware that in the case of doubt an investigation will be held.

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