Judging Criteria for Scientific Research
Significance / Introduction:
- Current hypothesis is clearly defined.
- Sufficient background is presented for understanding of the study.
- Significance of the problem under investigation is clearly indicated.
- Hypothesis is clearly stated.
- Methods utilized are clearly explained.
- Experimental design is valid for question addressed. (Are there any methods that would be better utilized?)
- Results are clearly stated.
- Controls are addressed and appropriate.
- Figures/tables clearly convey intended information.
- Presented hypothesis has been sufficiently addressed by results and/or future experiments. (All needed experiments have been mentioned.)
- Conclusions are clearly described.
- Conclusions are supported by observations and literature background.
- Directions for future investigation or management of similar cases are indicated/discussed.
Presentation / Response to Questions:
- Overall style of the presentation is effective (delivery/eye contact).
- Presenter uses time effectively
- Presenter answers questions in an organized, concise, and accurate fashion.
- Presenter offers additional insight to discussion.
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