Objective and main question
There is a clearly formulated main question.
The main question is based on relevant academic concepts and theories, and legitimised by
up-to-date academic or social developments.
The main question leads to relevant hypotheses in a systematic and valid way.
NB: This can apply to data collection and analysis, as well as to literature research
The analysis and interpretation of the data are accurate, reliable, comprehensive and
The research is profound (complexity, depth and scope of the research).
Structure and design
There is a logical and relevant structure, consisting of the following: title page, table of
contents, summary (max. 1 page), main question, results, discussion, conclusion and
References comply with the applicable academic standards.
Literature references are complete, consistent and correct.
Conclusions are formulated which sufficiently take into account presuppositions, basic
principles and the limitations/opportunities of the selected methodology.
The main question is answered.
The hypotheses are accepted or rejected.