Saturday, March 16, 2013

Notes on the Parts of a Three-Chapter Thesis Paper

Initial Pages

Title Page  
The following information needs to be on the title page:

  • The title (and possibly the subtitle) of your thesis
  • First name and surname of the author(s)
  •  Whether it is a ‘Bachelor’s thesis’ or a ‘Master’s thesis’
  • Faculty and department
  • Place and date of completion

Approval Sheet
This is to prove that the authors have passed the requirements needed for the thesis.
This is signed by the thesis/FS adviser, panel, and the Dean.

An abstract presents a brief summary of your thesis.

This is a page focused on expressing gratitude to organizations, agencies or individuals who, in one way or another, have aided the researchers in finishing the thesis.

Table of Contents

List of Tables/List of Figures

Chapter 1: Problem and Its Scope

Rationale of the Study
This is where you provide an introduction to the topic of your thesis: you give the context in terms of content of the research project.
This section will state the contribution of your study and the usefulness of your study in the society.

Theoretical Background and Review of Related Literature
It elaborates the research problem in relation to relevant literature.
It should cover the following:

  • Existing research and its relevance for your topic
  • Key ideas or constructs in your approach

Statement of the Problem
The problem must be reflected to your title or the readers must know your problem by just simply reading your topic.

Significance of the Study
This section will state the contribution of your study and the usefulness of your study in the society.

Research Methodology
Research Design
The appropriate research design should be specified and described.

Research Instrument
Describe the instrument and what it will measure

Scope and Delimitation
The scope is mainly the coverage of your study and the Delimitation is the limitation of your study or topic.

Chapter 2: Presentation, Analysis, and Interpretation of Data
Present the findings of the study in the order of the specific problem as stated in the statement of the Problem.
Data may be analyzed quantitatively or qualitatively depending on the level of measurement and the number of dimensions and variables of the study.
Establish interconnection between and among data

Chapter 3: Summary, Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations

Summary of Findings
This describes the problem, research design, and the findings (answer to the questions raised). The recommended format is the paragraph form instead of the enumeration form.

These are brief, generalized statements in answer to the general and each of the specific sub-problems.

Recommendations may be specific or general or both. They may include suggestions for further studies.

A bibliography is a list of books, articles, and other sources you use when researching a topic and writing a paper.

An appendix is used to clarify information about the data gathered relating to the thesis.
It will consist of different sample information like the questionnaires, survey form, schedules etc.

Curriculum Vitae
It provides an overview of the researchers’ academic qualifications.

1 comment:

MARii LiN TEJADA said...

sir, are the bibliography, appendix and curriculum vitae included under chapter 3?