Checklist for evaluation of research
Make a print-out of the this form and complete one evaluation form for each journal article reviewed in the "Review of the Literature" section of your proposal.
A. Bibliographic reference: Author, year of publication, article title, journal title, volume and issue no., pages.
(e.g. Shen, H-W. and Yu, Y-H. 1997. Social and economic factors in the spread of the NIMBY syndrome against waste disposal sites in Taiwan. Journal of Environmental Planning & Management. Vol. 40, No. 2: 273-282.)
B. Place a check mark in the appropriate column after carefully inspecting the research report to see if it contains the item designated.
|1. Is the central problem of the research clearly stated?|
|2. Are the subproblems clearly stated?|
|3. Does the research show evidence of planning and organisation?|
|4. Has the researcher stated his/her hypotheses?|
|5. Are the hypotheses related to the principal problem or the subproblems in the research?|
|6. Is the research methodology which has been employed clearly stated?|
|7. Did the researcher interpret the data, i.e. tell what the facts mean?|
|8. Are the conclusions which the researcher presents justified by the facts presented?|
|9. Is there any indication whether the hypotheses are supported or rejected?|
|10. Is there any reference to or discussion of related literature or studies by other researchers?|
|Number of tick marks in each column (enter here) -- >|
|Multiply the total column 1 by 10||x 10|
|Total Score out of 100 (Column 1 only)|