Assessment criteria for the Bachelor’s Thesis
The thesis supervisor will assess the thesis according to a variety of aspects. The following is a detailed description of the assessment criteria for each aspect. In specific cases, some criteria details might not be applicable (to be decided by the thesis supervisor).
Objective and main question
a. The subject matter is clearly defined.
b. There is a clearly formulated main question.
c. The main question is based on relevant academic concepts and theories. These concepts and theories are explained in a theoretical framework.
d. The main question leads to relevant hypotheses.
NB: This can apply to data collection and analysis, as well as to literature research
a. The research method is clearly justified, described and repeatable.
b. The research structure is suitable to the main question.
c. Relevant qualitative and/or quantitative research methods are employed.
d. A relevant method was chosen for the collection and (if applicable) processing of data.
e. The data collected are adequately and correctly presented.
a. The analysis and interpretation of the data are accurate, reliable, comprehensive and verifiable.
b. The analysis and interpretation of the data are of sufficient profundity.
Conclusions and recommendations
a. Conclusions have been drawn regarding the main question based on the processed data.
b. The main question is answered.
c. The hypotheses are accepted or rejected.
Relevance, added value and originality
a. The thesis makes a relevant contribution to the practical knowledge within the field of study.
b. Individual vision, originality and creativity are clearly displayed.
a. 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.
b. There is a consistent and clear chapter structure that is relevant to the main question.
c. The chapters and sections are provided with suitable titles.
a. References comply with the applicable academic standards.
b. Literature references are complete, consistent and correct.
a. There is a coherent, logical and convincing argument.
b. The argument leads to theoretically embedded conclusions/partial conclusions that are relevant to the main question.
Design and language use
a. The design is conveniently arranged and supports the content.
b. The language used is correct and clear.
a. The thesis is typically 15-30 pages in length, including introductions, diagrams, notes and the reference list, but not including any applicable appendices.
b. Line spacing of 1.5 is to be used.
a. During the writing process, the student displayed effort, motivation and enthusiasm.
b. The student worked independently.
c. The student made effective use of feedback.
d. The student complied with deadlines and agreements.
e. The student wrote the thesis within the set time period (the study load for a Bachelor’s Thesis is 8 cr/224 hours/8 weeks).
f. The thesis contains no plagiarism. The student collected, analysed and interpreted all theories, information and data him/herself and expressed it in his/her own words.
g. The thesis does not overlap with any work previously conducted by the student.