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Research questions are clearly stated and capture the full scope of the approach of research effort.

BUSI 505

Research Project (Outline)

Grading Rubric

(75 Points)

 

Criteria Levels of Achievement  
Content 60% Advanced Proficient Developing Not Present Earned Points
Thesis Statement

15 points

Points: 13-15

Thesis statement is clear, logical, and sets up the focus of the paper.

Point: 12

Thesis statement is clear and logical, but the purpose is unclear.

Points: 11-1

Thesis statement is present but lacks clarity, logic, and purpose.

Points: 0

Thesis statement is unclear or not present in the outline.

 
Research Question(s)/ Issues Being Addressed

15 points

Points: 13-15

Research questions are clearly stated and capture the full scope of the approach of research effort.

Points: 12

Research questions are stated but lack full clarity.

Points: 11-1

Research questions are stated but require more depth to ensure focus.

Points: 0

Research questions are not stated clearly, and the scope of research is not identified.

 
References

15 points

Points: 14-15

Minimum of 20 sources, less than 10 years old, are used.

All citations follow current APA format with no errors.

Points: 13

Only 15–19 sources provided.

Cited sources include 1–2 errors in current APA format.

Points: 12-1

Only 10–14 sources provided.

Cited sources include 2–4 errors in current APA format.

Points: 0

Nine or fewer sources are present.

Cited sources include 5 or more errors in current APA format.

 
Structure 40% Advanced Proficient Developing Not Present Earned Points
Spelling/

Grammar

10 points

Points: 10

Spelling and grammar are correct.

Points: 8-9

Spelling and grammar are mostly correct with only 1–2 errors noted.

Points: 1-7

Spelling and grammar require further review with 3–6 errors noted.

Points: 0

Spelling and grammar review is not evident or incomplete; 7 or more errors are noted.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Outline

20 points

Points: 18-20

Sections of the paper are determined with estimated space for each section.

Sections clearly build on focus from the thesis statement and research questions.

Points: 15-17

Sections of the paper are determined with estimated space for each section.

Sections appear to build on focus stated in thesis statement but further clarity is needed.

Points: 14-1

Sections of the paper are determined, but the estimated space for each section is not.

Sections mostly build on focus stated in thesis statement.

Points: 0

Sections of the paper are not clearly determined.

Sections do not appear to build on focus stated in thesis statement.

 
Total Points /75

 

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