Grading Rubric for Research Assignments

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This is a screen shot of the record of a book in the BMC Library Catalog.  This would serve as proof that the student is capable of locating a book pertinent to his/her research topic in an online catalog.  The record shows the title of the book and the subject of the book  – ” Marketing Management”.

This is a screen shot of the search page of the catalog.  This shows the search term the student used to find the book pertinent to his/her topic.

This is a screen shot of a search conducted in Proquest in the E-Resource Databases.  This shows the search term ”Market strategy” the student used to locate scholarly articles in the database and serves as proof that the student knows how to access scholarly journal articles from a database.

This is the screen shot of an authoritative web site.  The student has located the “Marketing” page from the “More Business” website.

Although the instructor can see the URL and name of the web site in the tool bar of each screen shot, the student would still be required to cite his/her sources per the instructions given in the assignment.  The student can capture these images as I have, print them out and attach them to his/her paper.

In the rubric you provide under “Research” can you explain what are the “research questions”?

I propose either of the rubric components below:  Information Access or Information Literacy

Information Access

Novice
(1)
Apprentice
(2)
Practitioner
(3)
Professional
(4)
Scholar
(5)
Score
Student provides no evidence of ability to locate pertinent information from any of the required sources. Student provides evidence of ability to access pertinent information from one of the required sources. Student provides evidence of ability to access pertinent information from two of the required sources. Student provides evidence of ability to access pertinent information from all three of the required sources. Student provides evidence of ability to access pertinent information from all three of the required sources citing more than the required number of sources.

Required sources of information:

One book from the  Library Catalog

One scholarly journal article from the E-Resource Databases database.  (See librarian for access code)

One authoritative web site.  (See librarian for tips on authoritative web sites)

A librarian would be happy to schedule a 15-30 minute session in the instructor’s classroom to demonstrate all of the above.

The information literate student:

  1. Determines the nature and extent of the information needed.
  2. Can access needed information effectively and efficiently.
  3. Can evaluate information and its sources critically.
  4. Uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
  5. Understands the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information (Plagarism)

The rubric below would cover all research/information literacy goals.

Information Literacy

Novice
(1)
Apprentice
(2)
Practitioner
(3)
Professional
(4)
Scholar
(5)
Score
Student provides no evidence of ability to locate pertinent information from any of the required sources. Student provides evidence of ability to access pertinent information from one of the required sources. Student provides evidence of ability to access pertinent information from two of the required sources. Student provides evidence of ability to access pertinent information from all three of the required sources. Student provides evidence of ability to access pertinent information from all three of the required sources citing more than the required number of sources.
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