[SOLVED] Prospectus Rubric

  My topic is low self esteem/confidence

A research prospectus (5 – 10 pages) is a plan or research design (for your pre-approved topic) that covers: Your      research question The      methods and data you plan to employ to answer your research question  A brief evaluation of the existing scholarly literature on your proposed  research question Limitations of the project What you hope to achieve with this research (implications for your field) An initial reference list or bibliography of scholarly sources you plan to use to conduct your research

Prospectus Rubric

    Score

  Title Page

/5

 

Abstract

/5

 

Literature Review

/10

 

Statement of the Problem

/5

 

Research Question

/5

 

Purpose 

/5

 

Operational Definitions

/5

 

Hypotheses

/5

 

Instruments

/10

 

Sample Description

/5

 

Procedures

/10

 

Statistical Plan

/5

 

Limitations

/5

 

Study Significance

/5

 

Predicted Results

/5

 

Implications

/5

 

References

/10

  APA Format

/10

  Grammar

/5

  Spelling

/5

  TOTAL POINTS

/125 Description of Rating Scale Title Page

5: Is appropriate in tone and structure to education journals, contain necessary descriptors (subjects, independent (IV) and dependent variables (DV)), and allows readers to anticipate design

4: Is appropriate in tone and structure to education journal, most descriptors present; 

3: Title without appropriate APA formatting

2: Identifies one descriptor, lacks design information or is misleading

1: Is not relevant to the intended study or is missing

Review of Literature

10: The review of literature is appropriate, provides background information and a critique of previous research that points out weaknesses, conflicts and areas of needed study

8: The review of literature is appropriate, most background information provided, critique points out some but not all of the areas of needed study.

5: The review of literature provides most of the background information

3: The review of literature provides some of the background information

1: The review of literature is provides little of the background information Statement of the Problem

5: The problem statement is concise, includes descriptor variables and informs the reader of the exact purpose of the study

4: The statement of the problem includes most of the descriptor variables and informs the reader of the exact purpose of the study

3: The statement of the problem includes 1 descriptor variable and informs the reader of the purpose of the study

2: The statement of the problem is unclear and does not include any descriptor variables

1: The statement of the problem is missing or is unclear and unable to be interpreted Operational Definitions

5:  Basic assumptions are stated and specify certain conditions that must exist for the study to proceed, limitations or possible shortcomings are acknowledged by the researcher

4: Most basic assumptions are state and the shortcoming of the study are acknowledged by the researcher

3: A few basic assumptions are stated and the researcher does not mention the potential shortcomings of the study.

2: The operational definitions are not clearly specified in the introduction

1: The operational definitions are missing from the introduction Sample Description

5: The Method specifies who the subjects will be, how they will be chosen, how many will participate and any special characteristics of importance; a description of how the subject’s rights will be protected is included.

4: The Method specifies most of the descriptors regarding subjects and how subject rights will be protected

3: The Method specifies most of the descriptors regarding subjects

2: The Method section specifies a few of the descriptors regarding subject

1: The Method section does not identify subject characteristics Procedures

10: Contains effectively, quantifiably, concisely organized information that allows the experiment to be replicated, it is written so that all information inherent to the paper can be related back to this section, identifies the techniques used in data collection in the appropriate chronology, does not contain unnecessary wordy descriptions of procedures

8: As above, but contains unnecessary information and or wordy descriptions within the section

5: Presents an experiment that is replicable, all information in document is related, however, fails to identify some sources of data and/or represents information that is disorganized.

3: Presents an experiment that is marginally replicable; parts of the basic design must be inferred by the reader; procedures not quantitatively or clearly described.

1: Describes the experiment poorly in a non-scientific way such that it cannot be replicated

Limitations

5: Major limitations recognized; response is provided to how study addresses each one.

4: Major limitations are recognized; response is provided for how the study will address most of them.

3: Most major limitations are recognized; response is provided to how study will address most of them.

2: Some limitations are recognized; attempt to respond to how the study addresses them.

1: Limitations are not adequately addressed; response is limited or void. Study significance

5: The introduction emphasizes contradictory findings and limitations of previous research and the ways in which the paper will contribute to further knowledge about the research topic

4: The introduction emphasizes most contradictory findings and limitation of previous research and how the paper will contribute to further knowledge about the research topic

3: The introduction emphasizes some contradictory findings and limitations but makes no predictions how the paper will contribute to further knowledge

2: The introduction provides a few contradictory findings and limitations

1: The study significance is missing References

10: Reference list is relevant, complete and broad enough to support the Introduction and is in correct APA format.

8:  Reference list is limited and is in correct APA format

5: Reference list includes non-relevant articles and is not in APA format

3: Reference list is incomplete and format is incorrect

1: No Reference list is included

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