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The background information provides sufficient content to the reader so they can understand the purpose of the experiment, the design and the interpretation of the results. The writer must research the background information and properly cite (APA documentation) all sources used. A brief summary of the purpose and the experimental deign should be included at the end.
Typically 3 paragraphs, the first paragraph is a very broad and general look at your subject, then getting increasingly more specific to your own experiment in the second, third or fourth paragraph.
Remember not to use “I, our, we” use “The experiment”, not “My experiment”!!!!
Statement of the Problem
The statement of the problem is the focal point of your research. It is just one sentence (with several paragraphs of elaboration).
You are looking for something wrong.
….or something that needs close attention
….or existing methods that no longer seem to be working.
Example of a problem statement:
"The frequency of job layoffs is creating fear, anxiety, and a loss of productivity in middle management workers."
While the problem statement itself is just one sentence, it is always accompanied by several paragraphs that elaborate on the problem. Present persuasive arguments why the problem is important enough to study. Include the opinions of others (politicians, futurists, other professionals). Explain how the problem relates to business, social or political trends by presenting data that demonstrates the scope and depth of the problem. Try to give dramatic and concrete illustrations of the problem. After writing this section, make sure you can easily identify the single sentence that is the problem statement.
Significance of the Study
This section creates a perspective for looking at the problem. It points out how your study relates to the larger issues and uses a persuasive rationale to justify the reason for your study. It makes the purpose worth pursuing. The significance of the study answers the questions:
Why is your study important?
To whom is it important?
What benefit(s) will occur if your study is done?
Your study should have a value not only to yourself but also to the management of your company, the community wherein you live, the respondents themselves, furthermore, it should have an impact on your field of specialization and you should mention the sectors that will be benefited by your studies.
Guidance in explaining the importance of the study.
The importance of the whole study must contain explanation of discussions of any of the following:
Scope and Limitation of the study
The Scope and Limitation includes the specific variables of study, the locate of the study, the samples, the respondents and weaknesses of the study which are beyond the control of the researcher.
It is also the important section of a thesis which includes: coverage of the study, area, the subject, the research instruments, the research issues and concerns, the duration of the study and the constraints that have direct bearing on the result of the study.
The scope of the study defines where and when the study is conducted and who the subjects are.
Delimitation of the study is a phase or aspect of the investigation which may affect the result adversely but over which you have no control. It includes the weaknesses of the study beyond the control of the researcher.
Guidelines in writing the scope and delimitation of the study, includes the following:
1. Colgio de Kidapawan Research Journal, 2011 Edition
2. Hayag, M., 2007. Research handouts. University of Immaculate Conception