# Experimental Design Rubric

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1. A
Statement of problem (4 Points)
2. B
Hypothesis (8 points)
3. C
Variables
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 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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