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Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR): Guide 2.0

Year of publication 2020

EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR THESIS WORK (UAS MASTER'S DEGREE)

 

PARTS OF EVALUATION
  1. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE TASK FOR WORKING LIFE
  • Choice of the subject matter
  • Setting up the task
  1. KNOWLEDGE BASIS AND INFORMATION ACQUISTITION     
  • Conceptualization
  • Knowledge basis and the utilization of sources
  1. MASTERY OF METHODS AND PROCESSES
  • Methodological choices
  • Research, development and innovation methods
  • Process of the thesis
  1. RESULTS AND THEIR UTILIZATION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE
  • Results and conclusions
  • Utilization of results
  • Development of professional expertise
  1. LANGUAGE, STRUCTURE AND COMMUNICATION
  • Language
  • Structure
  • Communication of results
EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR THESIS WORK (UAS MASTER'S DEGREE)

For a passed thesis it is required that all parts be at the level of one at the minimum.

Parts of the evaluation Satisfactory 1 Good 3 Excellent 5

1

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE TASK FOR WORKING LIFE

Choice of the subject matter

The topicality and significance of the subject matter in the development of working life has been justified incompletely. The justification of the subject matter regarding the development of the student’s professional expertise is scant.

Setting up the task

There are clear defects in defining the aim of the work, setting up the aim and specifying the task.

Choice of the subject matter

The subject matter is topical and from the viewpoint of working life and the development of the profession. The subject matter is justified clearly regarding the development of the student’s professional expertise.

Setting up the task

The aim and the setting up of the task have been justified clearly. The specification of the task has been justified adequately.

Choice of the subject matter

The subject matter is topical and innovative and it is significant from the viewpoint of the development of the profession. The subject matter is justified in a multi-faceted way regarding the development of the student’s professional expertise.

Setting up the task

The aim and the setting up of the task have been justified in a multi-faceted way and innovatively. The specification of the task has been justified expertly..

2

KNOWLEDGE BASIS AND INFORMATION ACQUISTITION

Conceptualization

There are deficiencies in concepts and defining the framework. The connection of the phenomenon with a larger context has not been dealt with.

Knowledge basis and utilization of sources

Domestic and foreign sources have been used scantily and one-sidedly. The source criticism is scarce.

Conceptualization

The concepts and the framework have been defined clearly. The connection of the phenomenon with a larger context has been dealt with.

Knowledge basis and utilization of sources

Domestic and foreign sources have been used adequately. The source criticism is adequate

Conceptualization

The concepts and the framework have been defined in a multi-faceted way and critically. The connection of the phenomenon with a larger context has been dealt with expertly.

Knowledge basis and utilization of sources

Domestic and foreign sources have been used in a multi-faceted way. The source criticism is professional.

3

MASTERY OF METHODS AND PROCESSES

Methodological choices

The choice of the methodological approach has been justified scantily and in some aspects it is not adequate.

Research, development and innovation methods

The use of the RDI methods and the assessment of ethicalness and reliability are deficient and in some aspects not adequate for the work.

The process of the thesis

There have been deficiencies in the setting up the aim, systematicity and ethicalness regarding the process. The cooperation with different actors has been haphazard

Methodological choices

The choice of the methodological approach has been justified clearly and it is adequate for the subject matter.

Research, development and innovation methods

The use of the RDI methods and the assessment of ethicalness and reliability are adequate and appropriate for the work.

The process of the thesis

The process has been aimful, systematic and ethical. The cooperation with different actors has been adequate.

Methodological choices

The choice of the methodological approach has been justified in a multi-faceted way and critically and it is working  regarding the subject matter.

Research, development and innovation methods

The use of the RDI methods and the assessment of ethicalness and reliability are professional and controlled.

The process of the thesis

The process has been aimful, systematic and responsible. Deep ethical thinking shows in the process. The cooperation with different actors has been systematic and active.

4

RESULTS AND THEIR UTILIZATION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE

Results and conclusions

The presentation, discussion and conclusions regarding the results are inconsistent. Ethical questions have been dealt with scantily.

The work produces few new results and solutions for the development of working life.

Utilization of the results

The utilization of the results in the development of working life is justified deficiently. The connection of the results with earlier research and development projects is not pondered on.

The development of professional expertise

The development of one’s own professional expertise and RDI expertise shows scantily in the work. No new research or development challenges based on the results are presented in the work.

Results and conclusions

The presentation of the results, discussion and conclusions are well-argued and consistent. Ethical questions have been dealt with in a multi-faceted way. The work provides new solutions and results that can be utilized in the development of working life.

Utilization of the results

The utilization of the results in the development of working life is justified in a many-sided way. The connection of the results with earlier research and development projects is discussed from different viewpoints.

Development of expertise

The work shows clearly the development of one’s own expertise and research and development competence. New research and development challenges based on the results are presented in the work.

Results and conclusions

The presentation, discussion and conclusions regarding the results are analytical, well- argued and consistent. Ethical questions have been dealt with in depth.

The results and solutions or the work are adequate as such for the development of working life.

Utilization of the results

The utilization of the results in the development of working life is justified in a multi-faceted way and innovatively. The connection of the results with earlier research and development projects is pondered on and analyzed in a multi-faceted way.

The development of professional expertise

The development of one’s own professional expertise and RDI expertise shows in a multi-faceted way in the work. New research and development challenges based on the results are presented and innovated on in the work.

5

LANGUAGE, STRUCTURE AND COMMUNICATION

Language

The language of the thesis is not fluent it contains mistakes. The way of expression varies and in some aspects it is not adequate for the nature of the work.

Structure

The structure of the thesis is at some points inconsistent. The layout, the setting-up of the text and referencing diverge at various points from the UAS instructions.

Communication of the results

The publication is deficient from the viewpoint of communication and professional significance

Language

The language of the thesis is fluent and almost free of mistakes. The way of expression is consistent and adequate for the nature of the work.

Structure

The structure of the thesis is consistent. The layout, the setting-up of the text and referencing are for the most part in agreement with the UAS instructions.

Communication of the results

The publication is adequate from the viewpoint of communication and professional significance

Language

The language of the thesis is fluent and free of mistakes. The way of expression is clear and consistent.

Structure

The structure of the thesis is consistent and clear. The layout, the setting-up of the text and referencing are in agreement with the UAS instructions.

Communication of the results

The publication is innovative from the viewpoint of communication and professional significance.

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