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WHAT IS IT? A plan of action that describes in detail how you plan to carry out a research & request permission to proceed with the plan
COMPONENTS IN RESEARCH PROPOSAL 3 1. Background of the Study 7. Methodology 2. Statement of Problem 3. Objectives of Study 4. Research Questions 5. Significance of the Study 6. Scope of the Study
Title (Put your title here) Group members’ details
2) Background Information “… provides readers with essential background info of the relationship between specific topic of research and the general area of study” E.g: Obesity has been rated as one of the silent killers in Malaysia. Studies have been made and the results found that 7 out of 10 Malaysians are obese. We can see how this situation is increasing with the increasing number of fast food restaurants not only in urban areas but also in rural areas……Hence, our research team is set up to make further investigation about the causes of obesity among higher learners in Malaysia….
Problem Statement A clear statement that defines the issue or problem investigated in the study “inform the readers of the current situation & make the readers aware of the negative impact of the problem as well as the consequences of not solving the problem” E.g: Case of obesity in Malaysia Causes and effects of obesity
Malaysia has experienced a dramatic growth in the obesity cases and its ratio from year to year. A recent study conducted by World Health Organisation (WHO) indicated more than half Malaysian age between 18 to 25 years old with most of them are higher learners having the problems of overweight or obesity. The increasing affordability has made more and more Malaysian higher learners become consuming foods and drinks excessively contributing overweight without knowing the possible effects or dangers of becoming one towards health. Without further understanding about eating habits factor among higher learners, any attempt to reduced obesity will not fruitful. Given the situation, it is high time for all parties to formulate prevention strategies by conducting serious effort in studying the explicit eating habits and its correlation with obesity including the number of meals influence, time of eating influence and the meals category among higher learners so the situation will better improving.
Objective To show the extent and the expected outcome of the study To begin with a leading statement followed by the objectives written in point forms This section usually contains the following: Appropriate action verb (e.g: investigate, demonstrate, determine, study) Subject + Verb + ‘to’ + Infinitive e.g: The objective of the study [subject] is [verb] to determine [to infinitive] … E.g: I.To investigate the cases of obesity among Higher Learners II.To identify the causes of obesity
9 Action Verbs for Purpose/Objective To ascertain To assess To compare To decide To describe To determine To discover To evaluate To examine To explore To find out To identify To investigate To measure To present To provide To recognise To reveal
Research Questions Research question 1 e.g: What are the causes of obesity in Malaysia?
Significance of the Study To emphasize the potential benefits that it would bring
Scope What issue is being studied? outlines method of investigation used in study Components in scope: I.What is examined? II.Sample size III.Methodology IV.Instruments used to collect data V.Duration
This study is designed to understand the eating habits of overweight or obese higher learners; therefore, the intent of this study is to exclusively address their eating habits as a primary concern. The study targets to survey around 1500 sample respondents of higher learners from second year students (and above). This survey will be conducted in three universities which is Northern Universities of Malaysia (UUM), Malaya Universities (UM) and Technology Universities of Malaysia (UTM) so it will represent the three sectors of peninsular Malaysia (northern, middle and southern). The data will be collected via questionnaires that will be distributed from September 15 to December 30 and will be computerized using SPSS software, a computer application that provides statistical analysis of data. This research does not represent the bias views of researcher and it does not represent any presumption on the research.
Methodology Primary Data Questionnaire Interview Observation E.g: The instrument(s) that will be used are… Secondary Data Literature of previous researches