Rubric for Methodology Section



Criterion

4

A-level qualities
(90–100)

3

B-level qualities
(80–89)

2

C-level qualities
(70–79)

1

F-level qualities
(below 70)



Score

Rationale for Methodology

Presents a highly convincing and through rationale for the chosen methodology Presents a cogent rationale for the chosen methodology Attempts to present a rationale for the methodology but the rationale is weak Fails to present rationale for the methodology  

Understanding of concepts

Demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of methodology concepts Demonstrates an accomplished understanding of methodology concepts Demonstrates an acceptable understanding of methodology concepts Demonstrates an inadequate understanding of methodology concepts  

Writing mechanics

Writing demonstrates a sophisticated clarity, conciseness, and correctness; includes thorough details and relevant data and information; extremely well-organized Writing is accomplished in terms of clarity and conciseness and contains only a few errors; includes sufficient details and relevant data and information; well-organized Writing lacks clarity or conciseness and contains numerous errors; gives insufficient detail and relevant data and information; lacks organization Writing is unfocused, rambling, or contains serious errors; lacks detail and relevant data and information; poorly organized  

Total:

 

Note: Criteria are evaluated on a 4-3-2-1-0 basis. Total rubric points are converted first to a letter grade and then to a numerical equivalent based on a 0–100 scale: 12 = A (93–100); 11 = A– (90–92); 10 = B+ (88–89); 9 = B (83–87); 8 = B– (80–82); 7 = C+ (78–79); 6 = C (72–77); 5 = C– (70–71); 2–4 = D (60–69); 0–1 = F (below 60).