Evaluation rubrics are a key aspect in the integrity and effectiveness of the IDEC Abstract Review process. But they are a tool to those submitted an abstract just as they are a tool for the Reviewers. Those submission for a Regional Meeting or the Annual Conference should consider the rubric when they are building the abstract in order to ensure alignment with the content and the evaluation criteria.

RELEVANCE

The abstract topics is relevant to the discipline of interior design.
0 = no relevance; 5 = significant relevance to interior design

PROBLEM

The author clearly defines the question/problem explored.
0 = problem is not stated; 5 = problem is clearly articulated

CONTEXT

The author clearly places the research problem (questions) within a context supported by other works, literature or precedents.
0 = no context provided; 5 = context is appropriate and relevant

METHOD OF INVESTIGATION

The abstract presents quantitative and/or qualitative methods used for gathering information and for analysis of questions and findings.
0 = method is missing or inappropriate; 5 = method is clearly articulated

OUTCOMES

Investigation’s conclusions are highlighted.
0 = outcomes are missing; 5 = outcomes are meaningful

SIGNIFICANCE OF PRESENTATION

The work advances the body of knowledge.
0 = study presents knowledge already known; 5 = study advances the body of knowledge