Suggested Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation criteria below can be used to select a winning proposal. The Judges determine which criteria they prefer and how to weight each item.

For first and second readings

  1. Uses appropriate scientific vocabulary, writer’s voice and formatting style to refer to sources.
  2. Demonstrates a college-level grasp of a social science topic and the research process.
  3. Proposes to tackle a tangible problem.
  4. Is feasible in scope and within the limited budgetary range of a full-time CEGEP student.
  5. Demonstrates a basic awareness of key issues and findings in the literature.
  6. Proposes a Method Plan (methods, instruments, sampling and analysis) that will produce meaningful results for a college-level student project.