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FelCom - FARE Score Sheet

On a scale of 1 - 5 (5 = best) evaluate the abstract on the following categories:

Scientific merit
Is the question important to the field?
Does the question follow from existing data?
Does the study add significantly to the existing body of knowledge?

Is this a novel question?
Is this a novel approach to the question?
Is this a novel analysis?

Experimental Design
Are the techniques sufficient/appropriate/superfluous?
Does the design lead to the researcher's conclusions?
Are there appropriate controls?

Overall quality or presentation
Is the background presented in a logical manner leading to the question?
Are the question and answer stated clearly?
Is the question appropriate?
Are the conclusions reasonable given the results?