Materials and Methods

Hi Mg, your group Mat and Met is due on Oct 2nd. Please name your files “Group # –  Materials and Methods.doc” then email them to the usual address. Check out the portion on Writing the Materials and Methods for the Research Proposal here and download a full-length sample from one of my classes last year here.

This is the guide I’ll be using to rate your Mat and Met.

PROPOSED METHODOLOGY

Process Flowchart (5 pts)
process labels appropriate        2
clear direction/seq of processes        2
completeness of processess        1

Process Description (45 pts)

process summary        2

Detail of process description

  • materials (source, qty, specs)    2
  • equipment (description, source)    2
  • workplace    2
  • data gathering procedure    3

Control setups defined        2
Treatment definition (indep variables)        2
Evidence of randomization        2

Correct local control        2
Sufficient replication        2
Def’n of extraneous variables        3
Identification of dependent variables        3
Chronology of procedures        3
Correct activity descriptions/labels        3
Appropriate procedures used        3
Treatment of data described        3
No unnecessary details        1
Appropriate words used        1
Fluidity of thought        1
Overall implementability        3
TOTAL M&M SCORE (50/50)

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