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Assessment of the thesis (bachelor)

The Bachelor thesis is assessed on a number of criteria. Assessors mark those criteria that are constructive in providing the student with concise feedback on the final version of the bachelorthesis. Response options for assessors are: poor, unsatisfactory, marginal fail, sufficient, good and very good.

 

Criteria Literature Review (applies to most bachelor students, unless you are part of MaRBLe)


Abstract
  • Concise and accurately reflects the aims, results, discussion and conclusion of the paper

Introduction and problem statement
  • Problem/topic: Concrete, clear and guiding
  • Introduction: representative and relevant tothe problem/topic
  • Argumentation of its broader societal/theoretical relevance
  • Structure moves from broad outline to a more narrow and specific question/aim

Middle sections
  • Correct definition of concepts and core constructs
  • Literature and theory are relevant

Discussion and conclusions
  • Structure: moving from a specific discussion of the study results to its broader implications
  • Reformulation of the research question or primary aim of the paper
  • Summary of the main findings
  • Discussion of limitations, implications, and recommendations for further research

Literature
  • Representative and relevant forthe given topic and central question ofthe paper
  • Adequate referencing (i.e., APA style)

Form
  • Coherent structure and narrative
  • A clear division between primary and secondary aims
  • Intelligible and objective research language
  • Appearance and clarity ofthe organization ofthe paper (TOC, page numbers, et cetera)
  • Adequate line of argumentation and reasoning

Overall impression and comments: open question
Grade: 1-10

 

Criteria thesis for MarBLE participants


Abstract
  • Concise and accurately reflects the aims, results, discussion and conclusion of the paper

Introduction and problem statement
  • Problem/topic: Concrete, clear and guiding
  • Introduction: representative and relevant tothe problem/topic
  • Argumentation of its broader societal/theoretical relevance
  • Structure moves from broad outline to a more narrow and specific question/aim

Method
  • Adequate for answering the research question
  • Correct operational definition of the core constructs
  • The research method is justified

Results
  • Correct description of the statistical analyses and data
  • Correct interpretation of findings

Discussion and conclusions
  • Structure: moving from a specific discussion of the study results to its broader implications
  • Reformulation of the research question or primary aim of the paper
  • Summary of the main findings
  • Discussion of limitations, implications, and recommendations for further research

Literature
  • Representative and relevant forthe given topic and central question ofthe paper
  • Adequate referencing (i.e., APA style)

Form
  • Coherent structure and narrative
  • A clear division between primary and secondary aims
  • Intelligible and objective research language
  • Appearance and clarity ofthe organization ofthe paper (TOC, page numbers, et cetera)
  • Adequate line of argumentation and reasoning

Overall impression and comments: open question
Grade: 1-10
 
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