A. Is it relevant to the purpose of your project?

B. Was more than one hypothesis tested?

C. Did the author actually test the stated hypothesis?

D. What ideas presented represented assumptions, and which were to be tested?

E. Did the author give practical significance of the research? Is the research basic or applied?

F. Did the author give a careful explanation of known facts and existing knowledge, which has a bearing on the problem at hand? a How sound is the logic that underlies the presentation of relevant facts and concepts underlying the problem? What evidence has been minimized and/or ignored by the author?

H. What is the scope of the author’s research? Is it sufficiently narrow without being irrelevant?

I. Is the review of the literature relevant?

J. Does the author give a rationale or theoretical framework for the study based on the research studies cited?

K. Does the author give a clear statement of the assumptions underlying the approach to the problem being investigated? II. VARIABLES A. Does the author identify the independent and dependent variable(s)? If more than one, are all clearly specified?

B. What are the operational definitions of each variable?

How adequate and appropriate are the definitions for the author’s purpose?

C. How many and what levels of the independent variables are used?

D. Did the author hold to the definitions as given, i.e. is the usage consistent throughout the research?

E. When stating generalizations & conclusions, are the limits of the sampling procedures and measurement techniques kept in mind?

F. Are any predictions made logically consistent with the hypotheses stated? Is the logic sound? a Is paradigm, schematic model, flow chart, etc. used appropriately? Does hypothesis follow from the model presented?

H. Does the author acknowledge threats to the internal and external validity of the experimental design employed?

I. Does the author provide adequate information for you to make a judgment concerning the appropriateness of the test or measurement scale used? That is, is information given concerning the reliability, validity, & standardization of the instrument?

J. Does the author give a sufficient description of the procedures used in data collection, i.e. when, where, and how data was obtained?

K. Does the author make a clear statement concerning the relationship between the research hypothesis and the statistical hypothesis?

L. Did the author conduct a pilot study? If so, what was the outcome? Were any modifications in procedure made as a result of the pilot?

M. Is the description of data collection clear enough so that the study could be replicated?













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