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Criteria for Evaluation

Criteria for Evaluation of the Preliminary Exam

About the Research

Did the student demonstrate their ability to:

  • define a¬†significant¬†research question
  • situate the research question in relevant literature
  • identify a method appropriate for pursuing the question (qualitative, quantitative, theoretical exploration, lit review, etc.)
  • implement the method with acceptable rigor for a second-year doctoral student
  • develop appropriate results
  • identify appropriate conclusions

About the Paper

Did the student demonstrate their ability to:

  • document the results of a research activity in sufficient detail
  • present the results to an academic audience
  • communicate ideas clearly

About the Presentation

Did the student demonstrate their ability to:

  • Prepare a presentation appropriate for an academic audience
  • Give the presentation in a manner appropriate for academia
  • Respond to questions professionally (confidently, accurately)

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