Assessment criteria for the research paper aspects of the research paper that will be relevant to the determination of a final grade are as follows: problem definition and methodology • statement of the research problem, the aims of the paper and the significance of the research explanation of scope of the study • use of a. Your resources need to be recent enough for your topic if your paper is on a topic like cancer research, you would want the most recent information, but a topic such as world war ii could use information written in a broader time range authority does the information come from an author or organization that. In all cases, once you have located sources, be sure to evaluate them, using the evaluation guides, found also via the tab on the left-hand side of this page whenever you begin a research paper or project, there are things to do before you start running around the library, searching the web, or writing the. Evaluating the structure of research papers: a case study roel wieringa1 and hans heerkens2 1 faculty of electrical engineering, mathematics, and computer science, po box 217, 7500ae enschede, the netherlands, [email protected] csutwentenl, http://wwwcsutwentenl~roelw 2 faculty of business, public. In examining a report of research with a view toward evaluating how well the research was done, you will need to consider at least the following questions: someone encountering this title in an index would have a very difficult time connecting the article with the subject of library automation, which is what.
Also, in many cases grants simply provide research funding, not salaries 6 see if the journal's impact factor matches the paper's claims the impact factor is simply a measure of how widely cited a journal is high impact journals are very widely read and cited, whereas low impact journals are not read by. During the course of the semester we will be reading, presenting, “writing”, and critically evaluating journal articles (we will write our term papers as if we were writing a what is the question (research/scientific hypothesis) why is it important (rationale & justification) what are the alternative hypotheses & how do you test. Checklist for evaluating a research report provided by dr blevins 1 the title a is it clear and concise b is the research design described in detail b is it adequate c are the samples described d steps in analyzing a research article provided by dr blevins introduction does it. Learn how to do a research paper evaluation of your argument by asking questions about the introduction, the body paragraphs and the conclusion.
Critically evaluate research literature author michael hewitt revised by christine keen the nihr research design service for yorkshire & the humber these are searching and then critically evaluating research literature databases give references to journal articles and conference papers, giving you the. Evaluating sources to answer a research question you will want your research paper to be respected and credible therefore, after you identify sources relevant to your research, you need to determine whether they can help answer your research question there are four questions to ask when evaluating sources.
Examine your sources with a critical eye something that once sounded perfect might not be the best book to use after you examine it in depth author: are they well known and respected in their field is the particular work in their area of research what is their bias, and does it obviously skew the argument publication. For example: that a behavior is bad/good, a method works/doesn't work type of journal: for college papers, information should be obtained mainly from scholarly journals scholarly journals contain articles describing high quality research that has been reviewed by experts in the field prior to publication. Organizing your social sciences research paper: evaluating sources evaluating the authority, usefulness, and reliability of resources is a crucial step in developing a literature review that effectively covers pertinent research as well as black, thomas r evaluating social science research: an introduction london:.