Assessment Task 3. Applied Essgy: Spatial analysis (40%)
Outiine: This Assessment task involve,. theoi etical understandings of spatial distribution and spatial analysis in lily: Your essay should be based on the literature and economic or patial theories. Your es;-; is required to include a literature reviev section that can explain the distribution of the economic activities explored in your essay (This is related with marking criterion A below). Then, outline spatial distribution of activities in the topic that you have chosen. Topical areas for this assignment may include, but not limited to: property prices dist' ibution, socio-economic indicators, particular socio-economic groups, infrastructure, pro ucer services, ethnic enclaves, land use conversion and industrial location. Your essay should explore, how the activities arg spatially located. You may also investigate how and why the activities have been evolved spatially and historically, if necessary. This assignment is intended to assess your learning from the entire course and the
to apply this to a city. When you present, active use of maps are necessary. Appropriate use of map generation tools, such as ArcGIS and AURIN Portal (http://aurin.org.au/), is highly encouraged.
Assessment criteria will be based on how well you address the assessment topic, your linking of the essay material to the lectures and readings, the quality of your economic and analytical insights, your sourcing of material relevant to the problem, and your written, visual expression.
Possible structure of your essay is to include an introduction, a literature review, presentation of the economic
acti“ities, and discussions/conclusions.
Mot king criteria.
A Quality of Arguments (40%). this relates to your ability to consider the issue of spatial distribution of the chosen activity. Clear understandings of the literature and relevant economic and spatial theories.
B. Quality of Evidence (35%). This relates to your ability to support your arguments with appropriate and suitable data, evidence, maps and/or examples; you will need to consult appropriate and credible research materials such as books, book chapters, academic journal articles, government documents, and newspaper articles Active use of maps that are coherently linked to your arguments.