BMAF006-20 Basic Statistics and ICT skills Individual Report
Assessment One: Assessment Brief
|Module Title:||Basic Statistics and ICT skills|
|Contribution to Module Mark:||100%|
|Submission Deadline:||16.06.23 (Time: 23:559)|
|Assessment outline (from the Module specification):||Individual Written Report|
|Learning outcomeassessed:||Skills in the use of basic ICT packages such as Word,PowerPoint and Excel.|
Skills in data identification and application,using different graphs and basic descriptive statistics.
An understanding of data knowledge and of the skills which will contribute towards informed decision making.
|You are required to submit an individual written report(Microsoft Word file)completing the three following tasks. |
Task 1: Write an essay (1,000 word, +/- 10%) about the impact of COVID-19 on daily life in the UK covering the following Topic:
‘The Impact of Covid-19 on Health, Economic and Social care’.
You are required to adopt the following structure:
Introduction:A brief paragraph to introduce what your essay is about and how you will cover it.
A paragraph about COVID-19 in the UK in general. You need to present some statistics here using a line chart.You have to use the data provided to you in the excel file named “Coronavirus Death”. You need to comment on the line chart(the sharp increase and the decline – Hints: Lockdown and Newvariant).A paragraph on the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare in the UK. You should create a pie chart to show the death ratio.You have to use the data provided in the excel file named“Coronavirus cases.”Also,you can refer to your own experience in this area.
|A paragraph on the impact of COVID-19 on the economy in the UK. You shouldshowabarchartforthemonthlyunemploymentfiguresin2021.You have to use the data provided in the excel file named “Unemployment Data”. (You can refer to your own experience).A paragraph on the impact of COVID-19 on social life.You should insert are levant picture here.Also,you can refer your own experience.Conclusion:You need toprovideasummaryofyouressayandpresentyourownopinion.Listofreferences in Harvard Referencing Style THIS MS WORD FILE IS THE ESSENTIAL FILE THAT IS REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED USING THE MAIN SUBMISSION LINK. Task1: The1,000wordandthe3chartsareequivalentto1500words Task2:|
|The main aim of task 2 is to assess your skills in using MS Excel. You need to download theexcelfilenamed“Task2”andcompletetheexercisesinit.Theyareaboutbasicoperations,basicfunctionsandformulas, descriptive statisticsandgraphs. YOU MUST TAKE A SCREENSHOT OF TASK 2 AND INSERT IT IN YOUR MS WORD FILE. Task2: TheMSExcelexerciseis equivalentto1,000words Task 3:|
|Youhavebeenexperiencingonlinelearningthroughsemester1.CreateaPowerPointpresentationthroughwhichyouevaluateonline learning(ProsandCons). Themainassessmentof‘Task3’isonyourMSPowerPointskills.Youarerequiredtoadoptthe followingstructure: Slide1– Cover pageSlide2–Table of ContentSlide3–IntroductionSlide4–Whatisonlinelearning?Youneeda referencehere|
|Slide5–Whatarethepositives ofonlinelearning?Slide6–Whatarethenegativesofonlinelearning?Slide7–ConclusionSlide8–ReferencesYouarerequiredtouse relevantpictures/images inyourpresentationslides. YOU MUST TAKE SCREENSHOTS OF YOUR INDIVIDUAL SLIDES AND INSERT THEM IN YOUR MS WORD FILE. Task3: The250wordandthe requiredslidesareequivalentto500words Submissionfilesrequirements:|
|Submission One: MS word file that includes the three tasks. Task 1 as a report, task 2andtask3asscreenshots.Please usesubmissionlink 1.SubmissionTwo:MSexcelfilefortask2.Pleaseusesubmissionlink2.SubmissionThree:MSPowerPointfilefortask3.Pleaseusesubmissionlink3. YOUMUSTSUBMITTHETHREEAFOREMENTIONEDFILES. The three files need to be submitted onto Turn-it-in by: 16/06/2023 (Time: 23:59)|
|Assignment Structure: ReportCover Page Thisshouldclearlyfollowthecoverpagetemplateinyour ModuleHandbook:YourID, ModuleNameandCode,AssignmentNameandNumberandtheWordCount. ContentsPage Thisshouldhave cleartitlesandsub-titlescorrectlyformatted. Thisshouldhavethetitlesofalltables/diagramsusedthroughoutthereport. Thisshouldpresentaclearlistofanyappendicesprovided. Introduction Thisshouldintroducethereport tothereader.Whatisitabout?Themaintasks. Task1 Essay1,000words(+/-10%)|
|Task2 Excelexercises(Screenshot) Task3 PowerPointSlides(Screenshots) ReferencesandStructure YourassignmentshouldbeHarvardReferencedandshowarangeofsources. Your reportshouldbe properlyreferenced. Thisreportwillbemarkedbasedonthefollowingcriteria:|
|MSPowerPoint Skills||DemonstrationofskillstouseMSPowerPointwithclear understandingofitsimplication||15%|
|MSExcel Skills||DemonstrationofskillstouseMSExcelwithclearunderstanding ofdifferentformulas||15%|
|StatisticalSkills||Demonstrationofskillsindata identificationandapplication, usingdifferentgraphsandbasicdescriptivestatistics.||15%|
|Structure,Presentation,Englishand Referencing||Well-presented,clearandconsistentacademicwriting;includingspelling, grammar and punctuation. Appropriate and relevantacademic referencing usingHarvardReferencing||40%|
|Task1–MSwordessay including3charts||1,000word (+/-10%)||1,500words|
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|Fail 0-39 Poor Quality||D. 40-49 Satisfactory Quality||C. 50-59 Sound Quality||B. 60-69 Good quality||A. 70-79 Excellent quality||A. 80-100 Outstanding quality|
|Knowledge and understanding (LO1/2) adequate coverage of the subject area the clarity and depth of the discussion ability to evaluate different perspectives ability to present a well-structured and balanced argument based on academic evidence||30%||The submission is of poor quality and presents very little or no relevant material. Very little or no discussion on the topic. Arguments are poorly presented and based on little or no evidence.||A basic and descriptive summary of a very limited number of basic contributions/ key points. Very little discussion or meaningful evaluation of perspectives. Greater focus needed on structuring arguments that are supported by evidence.||Sound synthesis of relevant contributions. However, these are limited, and you are comparing them in a simple manner. Greater clarity of the discussion needed. The ideas presented need to be expanded upon. Less descriptive approach is required. Sound attempt to support the points with academic evidence. However, there is room for improvement.||A good answer to the question, with examples of critical discussion. You have demonstrated a good ability to evaluate different perspectives on the issue. However, some arguments presented could have been further developed and/ or better supported with examples/evidence. ||An excellent review of the topic, where a rich set of relevant sources is effectively organised and compared helping to achieve the assessment’s objectives. Excellent and unbiased evaluation of different perspectives. A deep and engaging discussion.||As before plus: an outstanding synthesis, with argumentation and materials/evidence originally and critically compared and analysed. An exemplary submission.|
|Argument (LO2) Integration of information from appropriate sources of literature to enhance and support your academic writing||30%||No comprehension of the implications of the question and no attempt to provide a structure. No attempt at analysis. Limited, uncritical and generally confused account of a very narrow range of sources||Largely misses the point of the question, asserts rather than argues a case; underdeveloped or chaotic structure; evidence mentioned but used inappropriately or incorrectly. Very little attempt at analysis or synthesis, tending towards excessive Description. Limited, uncritical and generally confused account of a narrow range of sources||Some attempt at analysis but a tendency to be descriptive rather than critical; Tendency to assert/state opinion rather than argue on the basis of reason and evidence or argument not sustained by choice of evidence; structure may not be entirely clear or logical. Some attempt to go beyond or criticise the ‘essential reading’ for the unit; but displaying limited capacity to discern between relevant and non-relevant materials||Very good awareness of underlying theoretical and methodological issues, though not always displaying an understanding of how they link to the question. A generally critical, analytical argument, which shows attempts at independent thinking and is sensibly structured and generally well supported. Clear and generally critical knowledge of relevant literature; use of works beyond the prescribed reading list; demonstrating the ability to be selective in the range of material used, and the capacity to synthesise rather than describe||A critical, analytical and sophisticated argument that is logically structured and well-supported. Evidence of independent thought and ability to ‘see beyond the question’. Evidence of reading widely beyond the prescribed reading list and creative use of evidence to enhance the overall argument; demonstrates the ability to synthesise appropriate principles by reference, where appropriate, to primary sources and perhaps some knowledge at the forefront of the discipline||A critical, analytical and sophisticated argument that is logically structured and extremely well-supported with elements of originality. Outstanding evidence throughout of independent thought and ability to ‘see beyond the question’. Evidence of reading exceptionally widely beyond the prescribed reading list and creative use of evidence to enhance the overall argument; demonstrates the ability to synthesise appropriate principles by reference, where appropriate, to primary sources and knowledge at the forefront of the discipline.|
|Structure, effective communication, and reflection Reflection on achievement of module outcomes, module-related tasks, key points, examples.||20%||Little or no logic in the structure of the report. The overall flow of the report is confusing and unconvincing. Poor communication skills. Very little or no evidence of reflection.||The report lacks clarity and is not always easy to follow. The structure and flow of the report is quite poor and unconvincing. A simple and descriptive approach to discuss the module-related experience. Limited reflection on relevant points lacking in clear examples of some lessons learnt.||The report is sound in clarity and structure. The overall flow of the report is reasonable and rather convincing. Sound reflection on the achievement of module outcomes with some evaluation of positives and negatives. However, there’s a limited set of examples and evidence supporting your points and at times the approach is descriptive. Reflection on possible future strategies is clear but could be more detailed.||The report is very clear. Care and thought have gone into the structure and smooth flow of the report. Good reflection on the achievement of module outcomes with a good discussion on module-related tasks/key points. The engagement with interpersonal dimensions is supported using relevant examples. However some more work on clarity and including greater detail throughout is still needed.||The report is of an excellent standard – very clearly and professionally delivered, logically structured. An excellent example of professional communication. Excellent reflection across a range of issues, which demonstrates deep insight into own practice through the critical use of a diverse set of evidence. Future strategies are skillfully described.||Outstanding integration of content throughout the report, logical and easy to follow structure. Communication at its highest standard. Outstanding example of reflection, where evidence is combined to demonstrate original thinking and advanced reflecting skills.|
|Referencing and accuracy of language (LO3) range of relevant materials and data appropriate Harvard Referencing style accuracy of the language (grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation)||20%||The submission presents very little or no relevant material. You have not met the minimum requirement of the number of sources specified. Major errors in referencing or no referencing. Harvard Referencing Style not used. Exceedingly high number of language errors.||A very limited number of basic contributions. References are used, but in a very poor manner (i.e., 6 references used, but fewer than 4 are academic; and/or poor in-text referencing). Major improvement needs to be made to one of these areas: grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation.||An adequate range of relevant sources presented, i.e., minimum of 6 references used, 4 of which are from academic journals/ articles/textbooks. However, the reference list could be broader. Sound referencing with some mistakes in the application of the Harvard Referencing style. Few issues with one of these areas: grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation.||A broad set of relevant academic sources used. Good referencing which supports the report well; however, with minor mistakes in the application of the Harvard Referencing style. There are hardly any errors in grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation.||A rich set of relevant sources. Excellent referencing – very accurate, skillful and appropriate. The sources excellently support the report. No noticeable errors in grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation.||Outstanding synthesis, with materials originally and critically compared and analysed. An exemplary submission. Flawless referencing, an outstanding range of sources. There are no errors in grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation.|