CPSP'S DISSERTATION ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

How does CPSP analyzes the Dissertations? Following are the list of criterias used by CPSP before approving a Research Dissertation. All the criteria's are fulfilled properly before approval.


Guidelines for Synopsis and Dissertation Writing for CPSP

FOR SUBJECT SPECIALIST

  ABSTRACT YES NO REMARKS
1 Abstract accurately reflects the contents      
  INTRODUCTION      
2 The reported significance of the study is explicity stated      
3 The study adequately ties to the relevant literature both national and international      
  LITERATURE REVIEW      
4 Literature review includes relevant research studies      
5 Literature review is in candidate's own words      
  RESULTS      
6 Are in accordance with the study objectives      
7 Results presented are based on data sheet      
8 Relevant and appropriate      
9 Appropriate legends are included in the tables / figures      
  DISCUSSION      
10 Salient feature of the stud clearly explained with referrence to the published literature      
11 Covers all the debatable aspects of study including the limitations of the study      
12 Positive and negative findings are fully explained      
13 results are not repeated      
14 Comparison, agreement or disagreement with other studies discussed      
  ANNEXURES      
15 Data sheet attached      
16 Proforma / Questionaire is attached      
17 Proforma / Questionaire matches the synopsis      
  GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS      
18 There is no more than one typographical error / spelling mistake in every three pages      

FOR RTMC USE

  THE DISSERTATION HAS YES NO REMARKS
1 Appropriate binding      
2 A-4 size, 50 pages (Abstract and References excluded)      
3 Review of literature, Introduction, Objectives and Methods (Approx. 50% of the Dissertation)      
4 Results and Discussion (Approx 50% of the Dissertation)      
5 Annexure/s attached separately      
6 Double-line spacing      
7 Font size of 12 for the text      
8 Font size of 14 for the headings in bold and capital letters without underlining      
9 Match with the objectives of approved synopsis      
10 If modified, was RTMC informed?      

FOR ASSESSORS USE

  TITLE YES NO REMARKS
1 Title reflects the study      
  ABSTRACT      
2 is structured      
3 contains 250 words      
4 keywords are mentioned      
  INTRODUCTION      
5 2-3 pages      
6 Problem is identified      
7 Rationale mentioned appropriately at the end      
  LITERATURE REVIEW      
8 Synthesized information in ones own words      
9 Cited major important studies      
10 Cited recent studies (last 5 years)      
11 Cited local studies      
  OBJECTIVES      
12 Stated on a separate page      
  MATERIALS AND METHODS      
13 Study design is mentioned      
14 Setting, in which the study took place, is described      
15 Study variables selected are clearly measured      
16 The subjects (Sample) and the sampling procedures are clearly defined      
17 Data collection procedure is clearly described      
18 Proforma / Questionaire are clearly described      
19 Data analysis is precisely stated      
20 Statistical tests, if required, are stated      
  RESULTS      
21 Are in accordance with the study objectives      
22 Contain actual results only (it does not contain opinion or discussion)      
23 Tables / figures are properly captioned and numbered      
24 Duplication of tables are figures and vice versa avoided      
25 Appropriate legends or parameters are included in the tables / figures      
26 If required, P values and 95% confidence intervals stated      
27 Separate page is used for each table / illustration / figure / picture      
  DISCUSSION      
28 Started with the salient results      
29 Covers all the debatable aspects of study including the limitations of the study      
30 Current and past findings are brought together      
31 Findings are fully explained      
32 Results are not repeated      
33 Comparison, agreement or disagreement with other studies discussed      
34 Literature is properly referred in the text      
35 Recent references are included      
  CONCLUSION      
36 Commensurate with the study      
  REFERENCES      
37 Cited according to the Vancouver style      
38 Citations in the text numbered correctly      
39 Each reference is separate and numbered correctly      
  GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS      
40 There is no more than one typographical error / spelling mistake in every 3 pages      

FOR RESEARCH EVALUATION UNIT

  DISSERTATION YES NO REMARKS
1 Submitted at-least six months after the approval of synopsis      
2 Spiral Binding      
3 A-4 size, 70-100 pages (abstract and references excluded)      
4 Objectives, methods, results and discussion at-least 30% of the Dissertation      
5 Double line spacing      
6 Font size of 12 for the text      
7 Font size of 14 for the headings in bold and capital letters (without underlining)      
8 Each section of the Dissertation starts on a new page      
9 The title is the same as that of approved synopsis      
10 If modified, was RTMC informed?      
  ABSTRACT      
11 Structured according to the CPSP recommended format      
12 Accurately reflects the contents      
13 Contains upto 250 words      
14 Introduction summerizes the problem & rationale of the study      
15 Study design same as mentioned in the approved synopsis      
16 Duration of study, with dates, appropriate (minimum 6 months)      
17 Conclusion matches with objectives      
18 3-10 MeSH based keywords mentnioned      
  OBJECTIVES AND HYPOTHESIS      
19 Objectives, hypothesis & operational definitions same as in approved synopsis      
  MATERIALS AND METHODS      
20 Study design, setting, sample size and sampling technique same as in approved synopsis      
21 Steps of data collection adequately detailed      
22 Data analysis is precisely and adequately detailed      
23 Appropriate statistical tests correctly identified      
  RESULTS      
24 In accordance with the study objectives      
25 Relevant and appropriate      
26 Tables / figures properly captioned and numbered      
27 Tables / figures number match with lists of tables / figures in Part I      
28 Duplication of information in tables and figures approved      
29 Appropriate legends included in the tables / figures      
30 Suitable statistical tests applied      
31 Separate page used for each table / illustration / figure / picture      
  CONCLUSION      
32 In accordance with the objective of the study      
  REFERENCES      
33 Cited according to the Vancouver style      
34 All references can be authenticated      
35 Citations in the text serially numbered      
  ANNEXURES      
36 Data sheet attached      
37 Proforma / Questionaire matches the synopsis      

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