What is the correlation between strong dollar and the revenue of US restaurants?

Introduction / rationale (20 points)

 5 is strong agreement Comments
Title is concise and appropriate to the content of the study 1   2   3   4   5
Introduction is clear and relevant 1   2   3   4   5
Rationale is clear and well justified (significance) 1   2   3   4   5
Presentation – the poster attracts viewer’s attention, is logically organised, neat, and appealing to look at. Free from errors. Good quality of pictures and print. 1   2   3   4   5


Aim and objectives (20 points)

 5 is strong agreement Comments
Research aim is clearly stated and aligned with the title 1   2   3   4   5
3-5 objectives stated are clear and follow the research aim / topic 1   2   3   4   5
Objectives are well aligned with the research question /aim 1   2   3   4   5
It is clear why someone would be interested in reading this research report (interesting, creative) 1   2   3   4   5



Literature review and Conceptual framework (20 points)

 5 is strong agreement Comments
Key themes and concepts are properly  defined 1   2   3   4   5
Critical examination of previous work and interpretations is included 1   2   3   4   5
Literature review is clear, relevant, and recent 1   2   3   4   5
Conceptual framework is clear, relevant, and well designed, easy to follow 1   2   3   4   5


Methodology (20 points)

 5 is strong agreement Comments
There is enough detail about methods to understand the research approach 1   2   3   4   5
The approach taken is appropriate for the problem and technically sound. 1   2   3   4   5
Selected type of research (and proposed sample) fit(s) with the research aim and objectives 1   2   3   4   5
Research reliability and validity are discussed in an appropriate manner 1   2   3   4   5


Annotated bibliography (20 points)

 5 is strong agreement Comments
Minimum 5 peer-reviewed, recent sources are used 1   2   3   4   5
Sources used are relevant for the study / research question 1   2   3   4   5
Text is free from errors, fluent, and easy to read 1   2   3   4   5
APA is used correctly 1   2   3   4   5





Research Paper

Title page, Introduction 15% Aim and Objectives 15% Literature Review 30% Research Methodology 30% Referencing, Presentation and Style 10%

Total= 100%


TITLE, INTRODUCTION : «Intro» («Intro_M») Weight 15%


Is the topic clearly stated and defined with a clear overall purpose? Is the title linked to the aim and objectives and supported in the introduction and literature review? – Has appropriate background information been provided with all special terms defined? Has a rationale been provided that clearly identifies the reasoning to support the need for this research study to be conducted? Do the Research Questions clearly link to the introduction, aim and objectives, the literature review and the research methodology chapters?



AIM and OBJECTIVES: «AO» («AO_M») Weight 15%

Are the research questions, aim and objectives clear, relevant and coherent? Do aim and objectives go beyond mere description i.e. do they involve analysis, explanation, comparison, criticism or evaluation? Are the aim and objectives achievable? Aim and objectives are clearly linked to the title, introduction, literature review and research method/s?



LITERATURE REVIEW: «Lit» («Lit_M») Weight 30%

Has a comprehensive range of RELEVANT academic literature been used i.e. is that used pertinent to research questions? Is the literature firmly rooted in a theoretical base? Has the literature of any related disciplines been included (if appropriate)? Are the sources used up to date, where appropriate and do they have sufficient academic weight? Does the proposal give evidence of a critical attitude towards source material? Does the literature review compare, contrast and criticise a number of relevant concepts, models and theories in terms of their internal logic, structure and consistency? Are the key themes and issues surrounding the research questions clearly drawn from the literature? Does the literature review deal with relevant debates and controversies? Is a summary (e.g. graph of conceptual framework) provided at the end ?





METHODOLOGY: «RM» («RM_M») Weight 30%

Does the methodology give a clear rationale for the selection of research approaches and research methods? Are the proposed research methods clearly linked to the aim and objectives? Are the research methods described appropriate for the data required? Have the alternatives been discussed and have the advantages and disadvantages of chosen methods been discussed? If there are multiple data collection process, are these individually (separately) and completely presented? – Is the research methods and design described fully so that it could be completed and replicated? Clearly explained? (if someone else were to read this proposal would they be able to do this study?) Has the data to be collected been clearly identified? – Are the relevant research instruments (e.g. questionnaire, interview questions etc) identified with a clear rationale? Is the process of designing and developing the research instruments presented with the use of relevant and accepted research methods? Are sampling methods described in detail? i.e. what are the population/s, sets within populations who are the respondents, how many are there and how they will be selected? Are reliability and validity issues addressed? Are verification and creditability issues addressed? Are data analysis methods discussed? Is a Gantt chart presented in the appendix.




«Pres» («Pres_M») Weight 10%

Do all of the references follow APA guidelines? Are the references on the Reference list alphabetically ordered? Are all primary articles uploaded to moodle as pdf files? Do all of the In-text references appear on the reference list? Do secondary references appear with the: “….as cited in….” notation?
Is the overall style and presentation in accordance with that specified in the Student Handbook and Project Guidelines?

Standard title page?
Length 2,500 ± 10% words?
Correct pagination? (end-of-chapter page breaks) Correct margins? Double-spacing for text?
Single spacing for indented quotes? Appropriate font/bolding and italics?
Chapter and section headings?
Numbering of tables and figures? Is the title concise, coherent, appropriate and is the Moodle subject database updated with latest title? Is the Statement of Authorship present and signed by the author? Is the content page clear, concise and logically numbered? Are appendices, tables and figures listed in the content page?
Is the writing style ACADEMIC, CLEAR, ACCURATE and COHERENT? Has the proposal been spell and grammar checked?

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