Exam Q&A - part II
I have received many questions regarding how to use the group assignment case in the exam. Here are the main questions asked and the answers:
Q1: When we are using examples from our own project should we use the names of the systems that we were investigating or should we use generic names? Up until now I've personally only used "In our project ..." and not used any system names or even the name of the organization since I'm afraid that it could break anonymity of the exam.
Q2: How specific can/should we be when referring to our projects this semester in the exam? Will the exam have different reviewers, so that we can refer to details in our case without worrying about that identifying us?
A1&2: you are many in each group and it would be really difficult for us to identify the student, even if you write about your case. One of the sensor has not been part of evaluating the group work, so he/she does not know the cases.
In addition, all the groups have passed the group assignment, and there is no ‘grade’ that influences how we pass/no pass the final exam.
A suggestion is that you could use ‘fake' names in your examples - for the exam it is important that the example is a good illustration of what you are writing about, and it does not need to be 'identifiable'. Make sure that you say that the example is based on the project work.
Q3: how would you like us to reference the project report?
A3: You should not reference the project report. You can say in the text or in a footnote that the example is from the project work.