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RESEARCH DESIGN (SE 10)
Paper Grading Criteria
_____(2 points) Title Page & Abstract
_____(1) Title page
_____(10 points) Introduction
_____(4) Background/literature search (What has been done so far?)
_____(3) Hypothesis development (What is the hypothesis? How did the student come to that hypothesis?)
_____(3) Completeness and style (Were studies described in sufficient detail? It is clear the student understood
what they were describing?)
_____(15 points) Methods
_____(3) Participants (Who were your participants? How many participants did you have?)
_____(3) Design (correlational, experimental, etc.? If correlational, what are the variables that were
examined? If experimental, what is the IV and DV?)
_____(3) Measures/Materials (How was the IV/variable #1 operationalized? How was the DV/Variable #2
_____(3) Procedure (What did the experimenters do? What did the participants do?)
_____(3) Completeness and style
_____(7 points) Results
_____(2) Discussion of analysis (What statistical test(s) was/were used? What did you find?)
_____(2) What variables are being related/compared?
_____(1) Direction of results (If a correlation, was it a pos or neg correlation? If comparing means, frequencies,
or percentages, which group is higher?)
_____(7 points) Discussion
_____(2) Hypothesis, supported or not?
_____(2) Interpretation of results; discussion of confounds (if experimental) or alternative explanations (if
_____(2) Future potential studies
_____(3 points) References (Reference page? At least 2? Turned in first page of each?)
_____(4 points) APA Style (Follow APA style in title page, body of paper, citations, and references?)
_____(3 points) Proofreading/grammar/clarity (Typing errors? Comma errors? Incomplete sentences?)
_____(3 points) Group member evaluation (Was the student rated by their group members as having contributed their fair share?)
_____(1 point) Attached original proposal (and grading criteria)?
______ (55 points) TOTAL SCORE - GRADED BY:____________________________________________________
5 points will be deducted for every day that this paper is late.
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