Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Write research proposals to identify a problem or problems in Soil Science and formulate research problems.
Formulate and test hypotheses.
Select and utilise research instruments that are relevant to the research problems.
Conduct fieldwork during the actual investigation if related to the research project.
Report the findings of the study and formulate recommendations that emanate from the results.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Identify and analyse different scientific procedures in terms of the problem researched.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Critically read, interpret and analyse literature from different authors on the topic researched.
Conclude from different readings and indicate anomalies.
Create a theoretical framework provided by the literature review.
Compile the bibliography/list of references.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Write a thesis that shows that the learner can express him/herself.
Write a thesis that is linguistically correct and of an acceptable standard.
Write a thesis that is technically and scientifically acceptable to the examiners.
Integrated assessment procedures ensure the purpose of the qualification is achievable.
Assessment will be solely in the form of an acceptable thesis but may also involve an oral defence thereof and publishing in approved scientific publications.