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Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching: Research Methods for Language Professionals

Conducting basic statistical analysis


Category
Dataset
preparation

4
Variables are properly
defined. No missing
values exist or they are
marked appropriately.
Textual values are
converted to numerical
in a consistent and
appropriate manner.

3
There are few problems
with the preparation of the
dataset (e.g. not all
variables are properly
defined, missing values
are not marked
appropriately, textual to
numerical conversion of
values is not always
consistent across
variables).

Calculating
The mean, median,
measures of
mode, and Standard
central tendency Deviation are
accurately calculated
for all required cases.

The mean, median, mode,


and Standard Deviation
are accurately calculated
in most of the required
cases. A few errors exist.

Interpretation

Interpretation of the
results is not always
correct and/or reasonable
within the context of the
research question.
Results are reported in a
quite concise and clear
way that is generally easy
to understand and follow,
yet there are few issues
that impede
understanding.
Information is presented
in a rather logical order.
Most sentences have
varied structure and are
well constructed. The text
generally keeps the
interest of the audience.

Report

Interpretation of the
results is correct and
reasonable within the
context of the research
question.
Results are reported in
a concise and clear
way that is easy to
understand and follow.

Writing

Information is
presented in a logical
order. Sentences have
varied structure and
are well constructed.
The text effectively
keeps the interest of
the audience.

Spelling &
Grammar

There are no
misspellings or
grammatical errors.

There are few spelling


and/or grammatical
errors.

2
There are several
problems with the
preparation of the
dataset (e.g. most
variables are not
properly defined,
missing values are
not marked
appropriately, textual
to numerical
conversion of values
is mostly inconsistent
across variables).
The mean, median,
mode, and Standard
Deviation are
accurately calculated
in some of the
required cases.
Several errors exist.
There are several
flaws in the
interpretation of the
results.

1
There are many
problems with the
preparation of the
dataset (e.g. nearly
all variables are not
properly defined,
missing values are
not marked
appropriately,
textual to numerical
conversion of values
is inconsistent
across variables).
The mean, median,
mode, and Standard
Deviation are
accurately calculated
only in a few of the
required cases.
Many errors exist.
There are a lot of
flaws in the
interpretation of the
results.

It is somehow
difficult to
understand and
follow the reporting
of the results.

It is rather difficult
to understand and
follow the reporting
of the results.

There is little logical


order in the
presentation of
information. Some
sentences have
varied structure and
are well constructed.

There is little sense


that the text is
organized in a
logical way. It is
difficult to
understand the
sentences and they
are annoyingly
repetitive.
There are several
errors in spelling
and/or grammar.

There are some


spelling and/or
grammatical errors.

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