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An abstract is a one- paragraph summary of a research project. Abstracts precede papers in research journals and appear in programs of scholarly conferences. ABSTRACT
Identify the Problem and Research Solution Include Information on Methods and Results Mention the Implications of Your Research Highlight the uniqueness of your findings Review and Update the Abstract Stick to the Word Count: 150 – 200 wds ABSTRACT
Topic - Definition - History - Variables Research Question Thesis Statement INTRODUCTION
A literature review is an objective, critical summary of published research literature relevant to a topic under consideration for research. Its purpose is to create familiarity with current thinking and research on a particular topic, and may justify future research into a previously overlooked or understudied area. Word Count: 500 words LITERATURE REVIEW
II. Literature Review Remember to discuss both sides of the argument to remain objective – also discuss how current area of research was overlooked or understudied, justifying future research ! A. First Supporting Idea a. 1 st Relevant Source 1. Author 2. Summary of argument 3. Relevance to current research or other studies b. 2 nd Relevant Source 1. Author 2. Summary of argument 3. Relevance to current research or other studies Repeat the same pattern for each idea!
Research Methods a. Historical data b. Interview i. 1 st interviewee 1. summary of points discussed 2. findings (conclusion) ii. 2 nd interviewee 1. summary of points discussed 2. findings (conclusion) c. Survey questions 1. summary of questions 2. findings (data analysis)
Topic Sentence Elaboration Evidence Primary Secondary Commentary on evidence and data analysis Wrap up CONCLUSIONS : BODY PARAGRAPHS
Summing up of ideas Restatement of Thesis Recommendations based on the findings RECOMMENDATIONS
I.Title o The title develops from the general theme to the specific research focus. o It is properly punctuated. o It correctly reflects the research focus and aim. Abstract: o The Abstract mentions the main theme of the research. o The research question is stated. o It is a clear comprehensive summary of the main ideas. o It does not include any unnecessary details. Introduction: o The introduction starts with a strong hook that captures attention. o It provides enough background information that paves the way for the subsequent argument. o The thesis statement is specific and answers the research question(s). o Proper transitions are made all through. Literature Review: o Sources are grouped according to the research idea they support. o There is a proper introduction to each source. o The main claim of each source is stated. o The main supporting ideas are mentioned. Research Methods: o The different purposes of primary and secondary research methods are explained. o The gaps in the literature that require further researching are mentioned Conclusions: o Each topic sentence correctly reflects the content of the body paragraph. o There are adequate supporting ideas? o Ideas in each paragraph follow a logical sequence/order. o Ideas are supported by relevant evidence. o Evidence or proof is carefully chosen and there’s always an explanation of how it proves your point. o Sources are cited in correct MLA format. o This section includes the required variety of source types. o Proper transition sentences are used. o Every paragraph has a logical closing that ties together all the paragraph’s supporting ideas. Recommendations: o The recommendations address the right stakeholders o They tackle each of the issues raised by the research o Each recommendation is clearly and adequately explained.