Experimental Design Rubric

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Experimental Design Rubric
2014-12-13 02:51:51

Experimental Design Rubric for mock exam
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  1. A
    Statement of problem (4 Points)
  2. B
    Hypothesis (8 points)
  3. C
  4. D
    Experimental Control (Standard of Comparison-SOC)(4 points)
  5. E
    Materials (6 points)
  6. F
    Procedure: Including Diagrams (12 points)
  7. G
    Qualitative Observations (8 points)
  8. H
    Quantitative Data - Data Table (12 points)
  9. I
    Graphs (12 points)
  10. J
    Statistics (6 Points)
  11. K
    Analysis and interpretation of data  (8 points)
  12. L
    Possible Experimental Errors (6 Points)
  13. M
    Conclusion (8 Points)
  14. N
    Applications and Recommendations for Further Use (8 Points)
  15. Statement of problem
    • -Not a yes/no question and includes independent and dependent variables
    • -Problem is clearly testable and is written in a clear and concise manner
  16. Hypothesis
    • -Statement predicts a relationship or trend
    • -Statement gives specific direction to the predictions(s); A stand is taken.
    • -Prediction includes both independent and dependent variables
    • -A rationale is given for the hypothesis.
  17. Variables
    • Controlled Variables (CV) (8 points)
    • Independent Variable (IV) (6 Points)
    • Dependent Variable (DV) (6 points)
  18. Controlled Variables (CV)
    • -One CV correctly identified
    • -Two CVs correctly identified
    • -Three CVs correctly identified
    • -Four CVs correctly identified
  19. Independent Variable (IV)
    • -IV correctly identified
    • -IV operationally defined
    • -At least three levels of IV given
  20. Dependent Variable (DV)
    • -(3pts) DV correctly identified
    • -(3pts) DV operationally defined
  21. Experimental Control (Standard of Comparison-SOC)
    • -logical sense for the experiment
    • -Reason given for selection of SOC
  22. Materials
    • -All materials used are listed
    • -All materials used are listed properly (no extras)
    • -Materials listed separately from procedure
  23. Procedure: Including Diagrams
    • -(2pts) Procedure well organized
    • -(2pts) Procedure is in a logical sequence
    • -(2pts) Diagrams used
    • -(2pts) Repeated trials
    • -(4pts) Enough information is given so another could repeat procedure
  24. Qualitative Observations
    • -Observations about results given
    • -Observations about procedure/deviations
    • -Observations about results not directly relating to Dependent Variable
    • -Observations given throughout the course of the experiment
  25. Quantitative Data - Data Table
    • -All raw data is given
    • -All data has units
    • -Condensed table with most important data included
    • -Table(s) labeled properly
    • -Example calculations are given
    • -All data reported using correct figures (significant figures)
  26. Graphs
    • -Appropriate type of graph used
    • -Graph has title
    • -Graph labeled properly (axes/series)
    • -Units included
    • -Appropriate scale used
    • -Drawn in line best of-fit
  27. Statistics
    • -Average (mean), median, mode, range, or other appropriate statistic used
    • -Measure of central tendency
    • -Measure of variation
    • -Other appropriate statistic used
  28. Analysis and interpretation of data
    • -All data discussed and interpreted
    • -Unusual data points commented on
    • -Trends in data explained and interpreted
    • -Enough detail is given to understand data and allstatements must be supported by the data.
  29. Possible Experimental Errors
    • -Possible reasons for errors are given
    • -Important info about data collection given
    • -Effect errors had on data discussed
  30. Conclusion
    • -Hypothesis is evaluated according to data
    • -Hypothesis is re-stated
    • -Reasons to accept/reject hypothesis given
    • -All statements are supported by the data
  31. Applications and Recommendations for Further Use
    • -Suggestions for improvement of specific experiment are given
    • -Suggestion for other ways to look at hypothesis given
    • -Suggestions for future experiments given
    • -Practical application(s) of experiment given

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