CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION
Introduction – introductory information
Statement of the Problem – statement of the problem should include the basic difficulty, area of concern, and/or perceived need for the study. It includes a description of the background of the problem (these are factors that caused this to be a problem) and the justification for studying the problem.
Purpose of the Study – discuss the goal; emphasize practical outcomes or products.
Research Question – research problem posed as a question which serves as the focus of the researcher’s investigation. The research question should dictate the research type and paradigm (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods).
Significance of the Study – a part in the thesis that tells the importance and purpose of the study under investigation. It tells how the study will be beneficial to society and/or a specific person or improve the human condition.
Limitations of the Study – this subtitle section focuses on the impact of the findings from your research. This section also describes the boundaries that you have set for the study.
Definition of Terms – only include terms that may not be well understood by a layperson outside of your field. Information in this section is formatted in paragraphs just like information in any other sub-heading. Bold all terms, but not their definitions. Treat each definition as if you were quoting from a dictionary.
CHAPTER II: REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Review of Literature page – no subheadings indicated for this chapter because they will vary considerably based on the research. The format of headings and subheadings depends upon the way you have organized your thoughts via the use of heading levels in your paper. Place headings in their appropriate spot on the page and use boldface formatting as indicated. For more information about headings, see the APA Manual.
CHAPTER III: METHODOLOGY
Methodology page– begin with an introduction; some suggestions include reiterating the statement of the problem and briefly discussing what this chapter will include; suggested sections listed below.
Design – describe the specific type of research design used in the study. Subject Selection and Description – discuss the sample and population.
Instrumentation – talk about the survey used, if applicable; try to answer the question, “Was it create for this purpose of did you find it somewhere?”
Data Collection Procedures – a 57 question survey was administered.
Data Analysis – respond to such questions, “How was the data analyzed?” Example: A number of statistical analyses were used in this study. The Statistical Program for Social Sciences version 10.0 (SPSS, 2002) was used to analyze the data. Independent T-Test analyses were conducted…
Limitations – discuss methodological limitations or procedural weaknesses.
CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION Introduction – introductory information Statement of the
CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION