Assessment criteria

In order to give a mark to the candidates work, thesis and presentation the following aspects can be taken into account. The importance of aspects may vary in different final project, because it is dependent on the research subjects.

Assessment aspects mathematical, empirical and design research

  • relevance of the subject
  • aim and problem statement + research questions
  • operationalization of concepts
  • literature study
  • manner in which knowledge of Telematics is applied
  • the theoretical framework
  • research subject

  • In case of mathematical research:
    • hypotheses
    • theories and axioms
    • proof

  • In case of design research:
    • specification of requirements (user, theoretical, societal)
    • scientific approach
    • testing techniques
    • prototype
    • development process

  • In case of empirical research:
    • link theory - empiricism
    • collection of data
    • analysis of data

  • answer to problem statement
  • conclusions
  • discussion
  • recommendations

Assessment aspects thesis

  • structure (is the division of chapters, sections, appendices, footnotes and the structure of the actual text logical?)
  • readability and accessibility:
    • table of contents
    • introduction(s), tips for the reader, summary(summaries)
    • functionality layout, illustrations
  • attunement to style of purpose and target audience (complexity, exactness, compactness of information, vivacity, involvement)
  • argumentation
  • spelling
  • references to literature

Assessment aspects self-reliance

Some of the aspects below must, of course, be assessed in the light of the difficulty and complexity of the specific research project.

  • assessment of own skills and strengths and weaknesses
  • seeking help on time (addressing the right experts with adequate questions)
  • proper use of the support of his supervisor (and other ‘resources')
  • defense of own opinions
  • creativity
  • team player
  • work schedule made
  • determination of own activities (no ready-made solutions)
  • own monitoring of progress
  • own evaluation and adjustment
  • coping with criticism

Assessment aspects colloquium

  • structure of the presentation
  • clarity of the structure throughout the presentation
  • use of media
    • functionality
    • care (e.g. legibility sheets)
  • comprehensibility of the information
  • presentation skills:
    • interaction with the audience
    • speech habits (clarity, tempo, voice not monotone)
    • holding attention
    • enthusiasm
  • answering questions