RESEARCH TOPIC Is
there a clear indication of the purpose for this study. Is the study
appropriate for a student research project? A low-level travelogue,
ideological diatribe, or a family campfire talk is not appropriate. Is
the abstract clear and concise?
SCIENTIFIC MERIT was the project conceived
and conducted in an organized way? Did the investigator employ logical
reasoning, critical thinking, use of the scientific method, and absence
of overt bias? Are the assumptions clear? Is there a
hypothesis statement or clearly stated goal? Are statistics used
properly? Is there a conclusion and does it fit the data presented?
BACKGROUND, INTRODUCTION, AND LITERATURE
Does the presentor give a clear explanation of the scientific principles
and processes involved which is understandable to naive viewers?
Is there evidence of a proper literature search and review? Does
the presenter refer to the literature in the talk?
UNDERSTANDING Does the
investigator know what he/she is talking about? Does he/she handle
questions well? Are the statististics, procedures, and equipment
CLARITY AND PRESENTATION Is the project presented
in a manner that is easily understood and commands the attention of viewers?
Is the investigator properly dressed for a professional meeting?
Does the presenter articulate well, use acceptable language, proper grammar,
and avoid extensive use of slang? Can he/she be heard by the viewers?
Is there effective use of visual aids, handouts, demonstrations etc?
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