Evaluation of a Generic Assessment Scheme for Pharmacy Undergraduate Projects
Keywords:Assessment, Research projects, Pharmaceutical Society, M. Pharm
Every year, the completion of research projects is becoming more critical in the final year of UK M. Pharm programmes. But as this practice becomes more general, it is also becoming increasingly difficult to devise a set of assessment criteria that measure equivalence in student performance through both a disparate range of research disciplines and detached methods of evaluation. This study entertains a reform of these current assessment methods by employing new, generic evaluation criteria through which students undertaking projects in different disciplines may nevertheless achieve equality of marking. After explaining the application of these proposed criteria and measuring their fairness and precision though parametric statistics, it is concluded that such an assessment scheme provides a uniform, accurate and fair system for assessing final-year research projects across a wide spectrum of disciplines.
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