Research Report Methods Grading Rubric (110 points)

Research Report Methods Grading Rubric (110 points)

Criteria Levels of Achievement
Content 70% (77 points) Advanced Proficient Developing Not present
Methods

Demonstrate the ability to explain the methods used in such a manner to allow the study to be replicated using the methods as presented.

77 points

Procedures for implementing the study (permissions, treatments, and data gathering) are identified and described in a chronological fashion.

Constructs and variables have been identified and described.

Both descriptive and inferential methods are identified. Level of significance is stated.

Null and alternative hypotheses present and correct.

38 to 76 points

Procedures (permissions, treatments, and data gathering) are confusing, incomplete, or lack relevance to purpose, research questions, or sampling strategy.

Constructs and variables definitions unclear.

Descriptive or inferential methods are confusing, are incomplete, or lack relevance to the research questions, data, or research design.

Null and alternative hypotheses present but incorrect.

1 to 37 points

Procedures for treatments and gathering data are omitted.

Constructs and variables definitions missing.

Analytical methods (descriptive, inferential test, and significance level) are missing or inappropriately aligned with data and research design.

Null and alternative hypotheses missing.

0 points
Structure 30% (33 points) Advanced Proficient Developing Not present
Methods

Compose methods with logical flow, easy to follow chronological order of steps.

33 points

No misspellings or grammatical errors present. Capitalization correct.

Null and alternative hypotheses correctly stated.

Flow is chronological and easy to follow. Reader can replicate study using the methods described.

16 to 32 points

Few misspellings or grammatical errors present. Capitalization correct.

Flow is not chronological or easy to follow. Reader can replicate study using the methods described – but has to figure out the order of events.

1 to 15 points

Poor use of grammar and/or capitalization

Key elements missing. Flow is not chronological or easy to follow. Reader unable replicate study using the methods described

0 points

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