I NTRODUCTION RESEARCH METHOD FOR ACADEMIC PROJECT I.
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I NTRODUCTION RESEARCH METHOD FOR ACADEMIC PROJECT I
WHAT IS RESEARCH? Research…. Is about discovery, the testing of hypothesis and of ideas The outcome of research is… New knowledge leading to improve understanding of mechanisms and the development of new and improved procedure The research results must be disseminated through… Thesis Technical report Papers – journals/proceedings
W HY THE NEED TO WRITE RESEARCH R EPORTS /P APERS /T HESIS ? It is obvious that every research needs good and proper documentation. To share research results with other researchers. Reports are usually written at the end of a research work.
T HE BODY OF THE REPORT Your report must contains, Abstract Introduction Literature Review Methodology /System Design Implementation/ System Development Evaluation & Analysis of Result Conclusion References Appendix
T HE ‘ INTRODUCTION ’ The first chapter of your report is normally given the title Introduction. The introduction chapter should be written to engage the interest of the reader. It is the place where you should, discuss the background of the study state and define the problem that you are trying to address or solve state the aims and objectives of the project state the scope of the project
B ACKGROUND OF THE STUDY An introductory section to discuss the general field of the subject area from which your research is to be drawn. You should give some explanation as to why it is important to do this project title and why it is of interest to you.
P ROBLEM STATEMENT This section is the most important as in any research the establishment of one of the above represents the whole basis for completing the project. Describe the problem/difficulty/situation that interests you.
A IMS AND OBJECTIVES In this section, you should explain what you are intending to achieve by doing this research. The intentions should be derived from the existing body of knowledge. The overall aim would be to satisfy the requirements of the objectives.
S COPE OF THE PROJECT To discuss the particular domain on which you will focus.