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Judging Guidelines

The following table has been developed to help participants understand how they will be evaluated during the judging portion of the event.  Points are awarded on a 0-25 scale for each of the learning outcomes and indicators listed below.

  • Identify and utilize relevant previous work that supports the research
    • Clearly situates current work in an appropriate scholarly context
    • Acknowledges the conceptual and methodological foundation provided by previous work
    • Identifies the novel contribution of the present work to the field/Society
  • Articulate a timely and important research question or creative objective
    • Explicitly states the research question or creative objective
    • Explains why the research question is important and timely
    • The research question or creative objective follows logically from the previous work cited
  • Identify and utilize appropriate methodologies to address the research question or creative objective
    • Clearly presents results; explicitly interprets results with respect to the research question or creative objective
    • Acknowledges limitations of the methods used
    • Clearly presents results; explicitly interprets results with respect to the research question or creative objective
  • Present the research effectively in a conference setting
    • Poster display is well-organized and professional; tables and figures present content effectively
    • Presents the work concisely and precisely; presentation is well-practiced
    • Responds to questions thoroughly and thoughtfully.

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