Scientific Evaluation of Findings

Scientific Evaluation of Findings

Literature Review

  • A Literature Review is an overview of what has already been published on the topic you are investigating. It is a critical analysis and synthesis of the available research.
  • It identifies gaps, contradictions, or deficiencies in the existing literature.
  • It provides a context for your investigation, showing how your work fills the gaps or expands on previous studies.
  • Appropriate use of citations and references is necessary.

Investigative Project Proposal

  • Your project proposal should have a clear title, abstract, and research question.
  • The proposal should explain why your research question is significant in the field of study.
  • Include details of the methodology you are planning on using to investigate the question.


  • A detailed timetable demonstrating balance between different sections of the project is crucial.
  • Keep potential challenges or delays in mind when creating the timetable to stay on task.
  • Regular progress checks should be part of the timetable.


  • Detailed planning includes what methods and techniques will be used, what data will be collected, and how it will be analysed.
  • The plan should be feasible and contain contingency plans for possible problems.

Health and Safety and Ethical Considerations

  • Awareness of potential risks and how to address them is vital in the planning stage.
  • If the project involves people, animals, or sensitive topics, it is essential to address ethical considerations.

Experimental Procedures and Techniques

  • The experimental design should be detailed, including control and variables.
  • Techniques chosen should be justified and a step-by-step guide should be included.

Collect, Collate and Analyse Data

  • The project involves both data collection and analysis.
  • Clear data collection strategies should be outlined.
  • Descriptive and inferential statistics can be used for data analysis.

Data Presentation

  • Data can be presented in the form of tables, graphs, or charts.
  • The presentation should be clear and easy to understand, with suitable labels and legends.

Scientific Report for the Investigative Project

  • A scientific report should include an introduction, methodology, results, discussion, conclusion and references.
  • Clear language and structure should be used.
  • All the findings and your own interpretations should be reported accurately.

Scientific Evaluation of Findings

  • The project should end with a final evaluation discussing the implications and applicability of findings.
  • This section should address any limitations and suggest areas for future research.