## Grading INFOWO 2015

Grading of INFOWO is done on the basis of the results of the practical track, the preliminary exam and the final exam. The two exams are graded individually and they are focussed on the theoretical knowledge of research methods and statistics. The grading of the practical track is done on the basis of the partial products of this track.

### Preliminary and final exam

The theoretical
knowledge of the course is evaluated in a mid-term exam (after 4
weeks) and a final exam. Both exams consist mostly of
multiple-choice questions on research methods and inferential
statistics. For this students are expected to perform a number
of statistical calculations. The use of a calculator is
permitted. Tables and formulas that you may need to complete the
calculations are handed out during the exam (see also the Material page)

### Practical
track

During the course of INFOWO students are
expected to hand in two major deliverables (P1 and P2) that
report on the two halves of the practical project. Preparation
of these deliverables is done through a number of partial
products of the practical track, namely partial deliverables
P1a, P1b, and P1c for main deliverable P1, and P2a, P2b, and P2c
for main deliverable P2. The lecturer and the teaching
assistants will examine the submissions and will use these to
provide feedback during the practicum meetings. These partial products
are each graded as *sufficient* or *insufficient*. The
major deliverables P1 and P2 are graded from 1 to 10. For each
insufficient partial deliverable the grade of the major
deliverable is reduced by 1 point. The grade P for the whole
practical track is computed as the average of P1 and P2.

### Final grade

The final grade is determined by T, the grade for the
theoretical part, and P, the grade for the practical part. The
grade for the theoretical part is calculated as the arithmetic
mean of the grades for the preliminary and the final exam (so
each exam weighs equally). The grade for the practical part
is based on
the grade for the deliverables of the research project as
described above. It is neccesary, but not sufficient, for
completing the course that the grades for both the theoretical
and the practical part are
at least 5 before rounding (so 4.99 is not enough!). If both
T and P are at least 5, then
the final grade before rounding is 0.6*T+0.4*P. If at least one of
the grades T or P is below 5, then the end result before
rounding is the minimum of 5 and 0.6*T+0.4*P, and you will not
have passed the course. If both T and P are at least 5, but
0.6*T+0.4*P is smaller than 5.5, your final grade is 5 and you
will not have passed the course. You will not receive a grade for the
instruction classes.

### Re-exam

You cannot get a second chance for the practical part. To qualify for the second chance exam
the final grade of the course must be 4 or 5.
Students who missed either the midterm or the final exam,
will receive a grade "AANV" and can
take part in the second chance exam. For these students the
result of the second chance exam will take the place of the
missing exam result. Students who missed both the midterm
and the final exam, can take part in the second chance exam,
if they have participated in all the deliverables of the practical track.

### Dispensation research project.

Students who completed the research project in 2014 may
receive a dispensation for the research project in 2015,
provided the grade for the practical part (so draft paper,
final paper and participation) in 2014 was at least 6.0 before
rounding. To receive dispensation students must send an email
to the lecturer before the end of the first week of the
course. Dispensation is valid only when confirmed by the
lecturer. The grade for the practical part of 2014 will then
used as the number for P in the calculation of the final grade,
as described above.