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Winnie Mucherah Ball State University Indiana, U.S.A
The purpose of the study/statement of purpose is clearly stated. Research questions are appropriate to the stated purpose of the study.
A strong introduction of the topic’s key question(s). Clear delineation of subtopics to be reviewed Fluidly/smoothly leads to the purpose of the study Key terms/variables are clearly defined/operationalized
A critical summary of the literature is provided. There is a specific and clear description of what is missing from this literature (identified gaps) or what researchers do not yet know. An explanation of how the proposed study will fill this research gap is included.
Specific issues, variables, populations, or methods are mentioned. Author’s VOICE is clearly heard!
Hypotheses or propositions are clearly stated, and directional predictions are made based on the previous literature Hypotheses are testable It is clear what the experimental groups are or who the participants are in the study.
The design of the study is clear and complete and appropriate to test the hypothesis or allow for emergent themes
Procedure is appropriate and ethical It is described, in order, with enough details that a reader could replicate the study
Analysis plan is appropriate to the research hypotheses or questions. Planned statistical analyses are appropriate and include all the relevant information. Clear explanation of how the dependent variable will be measured. Procedures for data treatment are explained
Includes all and ONLY cited research articles The research articles are appropriate to the topic. Includes sufficient literature (e.g., within the past 5 years) and classic literature (e.g., within the past 15 years)
Few errors or no errors in APA/MLA style. The writing style does not detract from the proposal. Scholarly style Writing has minimal awkward or unclear passages/sentences/statements
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