Grading Sheet for Method Section Paper

 

 

APA Style ---------------------------------------------------------------------

            /10

-      Margins 1" all around

 

-      Double spaced throughout 

 

-      Numbers used properly 

 

-      No contractions 

 

-      Does not use the word "subjects"

 

-      Headings and subheadings formatted correctly

 

-      If Appendix is used, it is formatted correctly

 

-      Running head (has proper syntax) 

 

-      Page header and page number 

 

-      Title, Author(s) and Affiliation (centered) 

 

Writing Style -------------------------------------------------------------------

             /10

-      Past tense 

 

-      Easy to read/comprehend 

 

-      Organized 

 

-      Correct use of grammar/syntax 

 

Participants (includes all of the following)  ---------------------------------

             /5

-      How many?

 

-      Description (age, sex, etc.)

 

-      How were they selected and assigned?

 

-      Where were they obtained?

 

-      What was the incentive to participate?

 

Materials --------------------------------------------------------------------------

             /5

-      Describes the materials used and their function

 

-      Provides enough detail to replicate the study

 

-      If Appendix is used, there should not be a replication of information

 

-      Describes the setting of the experiment

 

Design ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

             /5

-      Specifies what type of research design was used

 

-      IV identified correctly, and operationally defined

 

-      DV Identified correctly, and operationally defined

 

Procedure ------------------------------------------------------------------------

            /5

-      Details events from beginning to end of study

 

-      Includes all relevant instructions and procedures

 

-      Detail is sufficient to replicate study