slideshare ppt on research

Friday, 30 August 2013

Elements influencing beiievabiiity of the research....

Writing style
Research reports should be well written, grammatically correct, concise and well organized.The use of jargon should be avoided where possible. The style should be such that it attracts the reader to read on

The author(s') qualifications and job title can be a useful indicator into the researcher(s') knowledge of the area under investigation and ability to ask the appropriate questions. Conversely a research study should be evaluated on its own merits and not assumed to be valid and reliable simply based on the author(s') qualifications.

Report title
The title should be between 10 and 15 words long and should clearly identify for the reader the purpose of the study .Titles that are too long or too short can be confusing or misleading.

The abstract should provide a succinct overview of the research and should include information regarding the purpose of the study, method, sample size and selection.The main findings and conclusions and recommendation.From the abstract the reader should
be able to determine if the study is of interest and whether or not to continue reading.

Logical consistency
A research study needs to follow the steps in the process in a logical manner.There should also be a clear link between the steps beginning with the purpose of the study and following through the literature review, the theoretical framework, the research question, the methodology section, the data analysis, and the findings.