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CRITERIA FOR TECHNICAL EVALUATION OF A RESEARCH PROPOSAL

Title of Research paper : _________________________________________________________________________


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Proponent : ________________________________________________________________________

CRITERIA (Will be checked against the content of the Study Proposal)


I. INTRODUCTION
 Rationale strongly argues and justifies the importance of the conduct of the study providing
sufficient contextual background of the chosen topic.
 Theoretical and conceptual framework is clearly articulated with a schema.
 Main and specific problems are lucid, understandable and consistent in use of terms and
concepts.
 Research or statistical hypotheses based on the stated problems.

II. LITERATURE REVIEW


 The study is sufficiently justified in terms of the existing literature.
 Selected literature are appropriately discussed, sufficiently covered and recent (20105 or
later) in relation to the research topic.
 Strengths and weaknesses of previous researches are clearly shown and critically assessed
in relation to the study.
 Opposing and alternative views on the research topic, approach, strategy and design are
appropriately considered.
 Inadequate testing, related, parallel and contradictory evidences or conclusions from
previous research/literature are clearly shown.
 Referencing style (APA) is correct and there is no evidence of plagiarism. The subsequent
bibliography/reference list is correct and appropriate.

III. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY


 The research design are clearly stated and fully described.
 Thoroughly described how research respondents were chosen, sample size estimation and
sampling techniques adopted.
 Research instrument used is fully described (must be attached in the appendices).
 Fully describes the data collection methods employed, highlighting any specific assumption
or requirement for using them and whether these were met.
 Clearly and adequately describes the data analysis methods used and justifies their use in
the study.
 Highlights any specific assumption or requirement for use of the analysis and methods.
IV. REFERENCES AND APPENDICES
 APA as a referencing style if correctly observed and followed
 Appendices are complete which include at least the survey transmittal, informed consent,
questionnaire, data tables, and curriculum vitae (CV).