Hypotheses are tentative statements about a phenomenon. They are more like assumptions to be tested and proved. Hypothesis formulated must be relevant to the problem under study and it should relate with both research objectives and questions of the study.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
Students must justify the need for the study and how it will contribute to the society, the body of knowledge if successfully carried out.
To get good marks here, your study should be useful :
To Government establishments, organizations-both private and public, NGOs- How it will help the government and managers of organizations to address identified problems and be successful.
The Economy of your country:-Show how policies developed from the study can help improve the economy.
Students’ researchers-state how your work will serve as a guide or foundation for future research studies
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
Ability of the student to delimit the study to a manageable limit is rewarded here. Students should explain the boundaries of the study as well as describe the aspect of the problem covered. For example, using our topic ‘the effect of ASUU strike actions on the academic performance of Undergraduates’, one can delimit it to a particular university or selected universities under study.
N/B: Scope could be managed in terms of geographical area, Time or period, research designs etc.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Ability of students to develop both conceptual and operational definitions of terms is rewarded. Students should evaluate the study carefully; define acronyms, keywords and variables in the study.
Additional marks will be added if:
The work is neat. Although typed, one may wonder how a work which is not hand written can be un-tidy. How you arrange diagrams, headings, sub-headings, upper/lower case contribute to making your work neat.
Spellings and grammar are correct.
The work is fully referenced with accepted referencing style.
Hypotheses represent tentative statements regarding a phenomenon, akin to assumptions to be investigated and validated. Formulated hypotheses should be pertinent to the research problem, aligning with both the research objectives and questions.
IMPORTANCE OF THE STUDY
Students are required to rationalize the study’s necessity and its potential contributions to society and the body of knowledge if successfully executed. To excel in this aspect:
Showcase the study’s relevance to government institutions, private and public organizations, and NGOs, explaining how it can assist governments and managers in addressing identified issues effectively.
Demonstrate how the study’s outcomes can positively impact the national economy by illustrating how policies derived from the research can foster economic improvement.
Clarify how the research can serve as a reference or groundwork for future research endeavors conducted by student researchers.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
Students’ ability to define the study’s manageable boundaries is valued here. Describe the limitations and specify which aspects of the problem are included. For instance, in the context of the topic “the impact of ASUU strike actions on the academic performance of undergraduates,” you can delimit it to a particular university or select universities for study. Note that scope can be delimited by geographical area, time frame, research designs, and other factors.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Students should demonstrate their capability to craft both conceptual and operational definitions for key terms. Thoroughly evaluate the study by providing definitions for acronyms, keywords, and variables.
Additional marks can be earned through:
Maintaining a well-organized presentation. Even in typed work, the arrangement of diagrams, headings, sub-headings, and proper use of upper and lower case letters contribute to overall neatness.
Ensuring correct spelling and grammar throughout the work.
Comprehensively referencing the work using an accepted referencing style.