A Self-evaluation form for yourself. I hope that would be more benificial for us to know your potential.
Review youre written text and circle and number each area with corresponds to the 32 questions below. Check yes or no for each question (if you are unsure select the No option).
_____ yes ____no 1. Is there a brief introduction no more that one page that identifies the importance of your study?
_____ yes ____no 2. Is the introduction presented in straightforward English?
_____ yes ____no 3. Does the introduction avoid complicated terms?
_____ yes ____no 4. Is there a brief presentation of the purpose of the study? A purpose might read as follows: to examine the relation between variable x and variable y.
_____ yes ____no 5. Is there a presentation of the authors objectives? An objective might read as follows: to show that people exposed to variable x will show 50% improvement in variable y than those people not exposed the variable x. alternatively: Group A will score significantly higher than group B on variable C.
_____ yes ____no 6. Is there a section devoted to the definition of key terms?
_____ yes ____no 7. Are the definitions presented, when possible, in the authors own words?
_____ yes ____no 8. Are the dependent and independent variables clearly defined?
_____ yes ____no 9. Are the relevance of the levels of the independent variables justified?
_____ yes ____no 10. Are the important confounding variables discussed?
_____ yes ____no 11. Is there a rational presented, based on the scientific literature, for the purpose, outlined above?
_____ yes ____no 12. Is a review of the literature presented in at least 10 pages?
_____ yes ____no 13. Does the review of literature deal principally with literature less than 10 years old?
_____ yes ____no 14. Does the review of literature focus on the dependent variable (bad, select no) or on the independent variable (good, select yes).
_____ yes ____no 15. Does the review of literature contain a summary of relevant points?
_____ yes ____no 16. Are the null-hypothesis presented?
_____ yes ____no 17. Are the null-hypotheses relevant to the objectives, outlined above?
_____ yes ____no 18.Is the intended sample size for your various groups presented?
_____ yes ____no 19. Is the sampling method discussed?
_____ yes ____no 20. Is the sample size adequate, based on power analysis?
_____ yes ____no 21. Are the methods of isolating the dependent variable(s) adequate and specified?
_____ yes ____no 22. Is there adequate protection of and discussion of, the subjects rights?
_____ yes ____no 23. Are the various questionnaires and tests presented in detail?
_____ yes ____no 24. Are the tests reliability and validity presented?
_____ yes ____no 25. Is your statistical approach discussed?
_____ yes ____no 26. Are the challenges to internal and external validity of your design discussed?
_____ yes ____no 27. In your opinion, is the statistical approach adequate to address your null-hypotheses?
_____ yes ____no 28. Is the level of confidence stated?
_____ yes ____no 29. Are the descriptive statistics (Charts and Graphs, as necessary) presented for each hypothesis?
_____ yes ____no 30. Are the inferential methods for each hypothesis presented?
_____ yes ____no 31. Are there specific summaries presented for each hypothesis?
_____ yes ____no 32. Were the objectives supported?
_____ yes ____no 33. If the objectives were not supported, are reasons presented based on procedural or theoretical issues?
Scoring your self-assessment:-
There are 33 questions on the questionnaire. The more positive answers you attain the better you thesis (masters level) or dissertation (doctoral level) is prepared. If you have 16 positive responses or less you can consider your study acceptable on at the masters level it does not raise to the level of a dissertation.
If you have 29 or more positive, you can consider your dissertation well prepared; between 25 and 29 positive then consider your dissertation marginally acceptable; and between 16 and 25 positive then consider your dissertation poorly organized and unacceptable.
Wishing you all the best!