Task: Describe and critique a research paper
You will be randomly assigned a group and paper in week 2. These are all recent research papers which were selected to ensure they: Span a range of topics, focus on different populations, use different research designs, use different approaches to data collection and analysis.
Assignment 1: Group Presentation (20% of final coursework)
Please note that presentations will be video recorded for the purpose of examination and only your course organiser, the moderator and external examiner will be able to view these.
Students will work together in small groupsfor the presentation task and deliver a 9-12 minute presentation where they critically analyse an academic article related to the course.
那如何成就一个好的presentation?如何展现critical thinking and analyses?Relate：把这部分内容与曾经学过的内容联系起来。Refer：找该话题相关研究，与他人的结果作对比(相似或相悖)Rationale：有理有据的来支持你的论点，理性思考。Responsible：成为一个负责任的人，小组讨论积极参与，按照计划完成阶段性任务，发挥自己的才能，比如海报做得好，PPT做得好，录视频等。
Knowledge and understanding of concepts;
Knowledge and use of the literature;
Critical reflection on theory (and practice);
Constructing (and presenting) academic discourse.
Frequently asked questions
Question 1: Can I discuss other research in my presentation?
Answer: Yes, as long as you are using it to critique/explain something in relation to your article but the focus should be on the article you are reviewing.
Question 2: Will I present to the whole class?
Question 3: I am presenting the introduction of the article, how can I critique it?
Answer: Each group member should contribute to the content of each slide, even if they only present a particular part on the day. This means that if your group has critiqued the article in other parts of the presentation this means that you have also critiqued the article. Furthermore, it is possible to critique an introduction as we discussed in class.
Question 4: Do each of us need to speak for exactly 3 minutes?
Answer: No, this is a guide. It is up to you how you decide to present as long as each person in the group does present. For example, it is not okay for someone in your group to present for 20 seconds and the rest of the group present for 3 minutes each, but it is okay for someone to present for 2 minutes, another 2minutes 40 seconds, another for 3 minutes and 20 seconds and so on.
Question 5: There are only 3 people in my group, does that mean we should present for less than 12 minutes?
Answer: No, each group should present for a maximum of 12 minutes, regardless of how many people are in your group.
Question 6: What will happen if we go over the allocated time?
Answer: We have a strict time limit of 12 minutes per group. Going over time may be considered when marking under the 'academic discourse' component of the marking scheme and may affect your mark (e.g. could represent lack of a logical and coherent framework)
Question 7: What will happen if we go under the allocated time?
Answer: This depends. If your group finishes in 11 minutes that may be okay. However, if your group finishes significantly under 12 minutes (e.g. 6 minutes) then you may not have been able to fulfill all of the marking criteria.
Question 8: Will we be asked questions from the class?
Answer: Yes. Groups in the audience will be expected to ask a question for each other group.