Judging Criteria for Natural and Social Sciences

Poster #: ____

Discipline: ____________

Presenter(s) Last Name: ___________

 

Part I. POSTER CONTENT:

 

10 Point Rating Scale:

Excellent = 9-10
Very Good = 8-9
Good = 7-8
Satisfactory =5-7
Needs Improvement = below 5


 

Overall:

  • Poster is visually inviting, its easy to see the sections and find important information, (given the limited space available)
  • Abstract summarizes the “problem” or research question
  • Abstract includes major hypotheses, method, main results, conclusions

__________(10)

Comments:

 

Introduction:

  • Outlines previous relevant research
  • Describes limitations of previous studies, or what is “not known”
  • Describes present study, the research question(s) and hypotheses and what the study will contribute to knowledge (“why is this important”)
  • Describes important variables investigated

__________(10)

Comments:

 

Method (use appropriate categories):

  • Describes participants (number, age, gender, etc.)
  • Describes materials or equipment used
  • Describes procedure, and any operational definitions

__________(10)

Comments:

 

Results:

  • Tables, Graphs, Diagrams clear, complete, and illustrate the results well
  • Results address hypotheses
  • Major findings highlighted, and/or described clearly

__________(10)

Comments:

 

Discussion:

  • Summarizes important findings, conclusions
  • Compares findings to previous research
  • Discusses reasons for findings, especially if hypotheses not supported
  • Mentions limitations of present study
  • Outlines ways to address limitations
  • Outlines research questions to answer in future studies
  • If appropriate, implications discussed, without overstating or over generalizing

__________(10)

Comments:

 

Total Score for Poster Content:

__________(50)


Part II. VERBAL PRESENTATION:

 

50 Point Rating Scale:

Excellent = 45-50
Very Good = 40-45
Good = 35-40
Satisfactory =25-35
Needs Improvement = below 25

  • Presenter(s) explained work to make it understandable to an “intelligent stranger”
  • Presenter(s) explained previous research, and put the present study in context
  • Presenter(s) could describe how the data was collected and analyzed
  • Presenter(s) could explain statistical procedures and results
  • Presenter(s) could describe conclusions, limitations, ideas for future research
  • Presenter(s) could answer questions for the “intelligent stranger”

__________(50)

Comments:

 

Total Score (Part I + Part II):