WHAT do the younger generation(born between 1987~1992) of chinese people living in shanghai think about intimate relationship

INTERPRETING CHINA Module

Research Proposal Evaluation Guide

Component General Guide Approximate

Weighting

Title · Does the research question convey the key words associated

with the proposed research?

· Is there consistency between the research question and the

content of the proposed research project?

5%

Research question · Is it clear?

· Are key terms defined?

· Is it focused?

· Is it feasible?

15%

Literature Review · Is the wider literature used to define key concepts, and justify

the use of preferred definitions over others?

· Does the author indicate adequate depth and breadth of

reading?

· Does the author use the literature to show why their research

question/hypothesis is worthwhile?

· Does the author engage critically and thoughtfully with the

literature to argue a case? (rather than just summarise?)

· Is the literature review accurately referenced?

30%

Methods · Does the author identify possible sources of data that could be

used to answer the research question?

· Does the author explain how s/he will collect this data?

· Does the author understand the strengths and weaknesses of

his/her proposed way of collecting the data?

· Does the author explain possible approaches to analyzing the

data?

· Is the author aware of strengths and weaknesses of his/her

approach to data analysis?

· Does the author indicate awareness of relevant literature on the

methods of data collection and analysis proposed?

· If relevant, does the author indicate awareness of issues of

reliability, validity and ethics?

· Are the proposed methods of data collection and analysis suited

to answering the research question/testing the hypothesis?

· Are the proposed methods of data collection and analysis

feasible given time and resource constraints?

30%

Conclusion · Is the significance of the author s proposed contribution clear?

· Is the originality of the author s proposed contribution clear?

10%

Style and

Presentation (applies

only to written work)

· Is the writing clear and concise?

· Is the piece well-structured?

· Has the piece been well edited for spelling and grammar?

· Is the piece correctly and consistently referenced throughout?

· Does the piece conform to the prescribed word limit?

10%

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