The Assignment Marking Scheme (where you get the marks!) The weighting of marks shown below will vary on the nature of your research approach (quantitative or qualitative). For mixed-methodology studies (quantitative and qualitative), you will need to decide with your supervisor which is the most appropriate structure to follow. Abstract (5%) Provides a clear and concise overview of the study and is appropriate for the nature of the study undertaken (quantitative/qualitative/mixed-methodology). Introduction/Background (15%) The critical and analytical review of the key literature relating to your area of research, which provides a background to your own work, a clear rationale for your study and a clear statement of your research questions and/or hypotheses as appropriate. Quantitative Projects: Methods (20%) Qualitative Projects: Methodology and Methods (25%) Provides a comprehensive explanation and justification of the methods and/or methodology utilised in your work including areas such validity, reliability, ethical working, participation, and analysis of data as appropriate to the area of study and nature of your work (quantitative/qualitative/mixed-methodology). Quantitative Projects: Results (20%) Qualitative Projects: Findings (15%) Clear presentation of your results/findings in a format appropriate to the nature of your work (quantitative/qualitative/mixed-methodology).This could include figures, graphs, tables, etc as well as text. Quantitative Projects: Discussion and conclusions (30%) Qualitative Projects: Interpretation of findings and conclusions (30%) Interpretation of the findings of your study in relation to the research question(s) identified and in relation to previous work in the area of study. Consideration of the scope of the project, its implications and applications within an appreciation of its strengths and limitations. Presentation (10%) Appropriate formatting of reference sources both within the text and in the final listing (MMU Harvard). Effective communication in an appropriate academic style for level 6, including use of academic English.