BOT 801: Ethnobotany PhD by thesis
Ethnobotany of the Fort Yukon Region, Alaska.
Norm-referenced assessment (colloquially known as "grading on the curve"), typically using a norm-referenced test, is not measured against defined criteria. This type of assessment is relative to the student body undertaking the assessment. It is effectively a way of comparing students. The IQ test is the best known example of norm-referenced assessment. Many entrance tests (to prestigious schools or universities) are norm-referenced, permitting a fixed proportion of students to pass ("passing" in this context means being accepted into the school or university rather than an explicit level of ability). This means that standards may vary from year to year, depending on the quality of the cohort; criterion-referenced assessment does not vary from year to year (unless the criteria change).
Thesis | Ethnobotany | Vegetation
Prerequisite: MSc in Botany, Ethnobotany or other relevant discipline, subject to the approval of the Botany Programme Coordinator.