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Personal Project: Demonstrate research skills

Guidance for completing the MYP Personal Project
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Demonstrate limited research skills Demonstrate adequate ​research skills Demonstrate substantial ​research skills Demonstrate excellent ​research skills

Few or inappropriate sources have been researched and recorded.

There is little if any evaluation of sources’ reliability or relevance.

The bibliography is inappropriate, inconsistent and/or not used in the project report.

There is little evidence of other appropriate research skills.

A range of sources has been researched and recorded.

Specific sources selected for the project are evaluated for reliability or relevance.

The bibliography is consistent and used in the project report.

There is some evidence of other appropriate research skills.

An appropriate range of sources and variety of source types have been researched.

Specific sources selected for the project are evaluated effectively for reliability and relevance.

The bibliography is appropriate, consistent, and used effectively in the project report.

There is consistent evidence of appropriate research skills.

An extensive range of sources and variety of source types have been researched.

Sources are consistently and effectively evaluated for their reliability and relevance.

The bibliography is appropriate, consistent and used with sophistication in the project.

There is extensive evidence of a broad range of research skills.

 

Research skills

Information literacy skills

Media Literacy Skills

  • Use a wide range of sources and types of sources

  • Selects resources deliberately

  • Collect, record and verify data

  • Make connections between various sources of information

  • Collect and analyse data to identify solutions and make informed decisions

  • Process data and report results

  • Evaluate and select information sources based on their appropriateness

  • Use critical literacy skills to analyse and interpret media communications

  • Understand and implement intellectual property rights

  • Create references and citations, use footnotes/endnotes and construct a bibliography according to recognized conventions

  • Identify primary and secondary sources

  • Evaluates a source using the CRAAP test (Currency, Relevance Authority Accuracy Purpose)

  • Uses consistent and proper citations (Harvard)

  • Locate, organize, analyse, evaluate, synthesize and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media (including digital social media and online networks)

  • Understand the impact of media representations and modes of presentation

  • Seek a range of perspectives from multiple and varied sources

  • Compare, contrast and draw connections among (multi) media resources


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Information from MYP Principles into

Practice, ATL Skills Framework

Criterion A: Investigating (strand iii: demonstrate research skills)