BEGINNING OF THE RESEARCH
WRITING CHAPTER I
BEGINNING OF THE RESEARCH The first chapter of the research is entitled “The Problem” or “The Problem and Its Background”.
Its purpose is to introduce the problem and clarify important variables, its delimitations, and its significance to the field of study.
IT HAS THE FOLLOWING ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Introduction Statement of the Problem Scope and Delimitation Significance of th the Study Conceptual Framework Research Paradigm
The introduction is important in establishing the cognitive setting of the research.
It has the following elements: 1. 2.
Rationalization of of th the ne need to to re research on on th the problem. Clar Cl arif ific icat atio ion n of of the the im impo port rtan antt ter termi mino nolo logi gies es fo forr the readers to easily understand what the research is all about. Esttab Es abllis ish hme ment nt of th the e deg degre ree e of of ser serio ious usne ness ss of the problem which prompted the researcher to look for solutions.
The following questions can aid the researcher in formulating the introduction:
1. What is the rationale of the problem em?? This question is answered by sharing the reasons why the researcher decided to look for solutions to the problem.
1. What is the rationale of the problem em?? A rationale may include the narration of personal experiences, a description of an article read, a scene witnessed, a news heard, or a theory that needs to be clarified.
1. What is the rationale of the problem em?? The researcher should describe the existing and prevailing problem based on his/her experience. The scope may be local, national or international. Ideally, the rationale can start from a global perspective to a local one.
2. What is the setting of the problem?
The setting forms part of the delimitation of the study. It defines the geographic boundaries and certain demographic characteristics of the research.
2. What is the setting of the problem? This describes the place where the research was conducted, since the setting has a significant bearing on the variables being studied. In the description of the setting, its distinctive characteristics must be highlighted.
3. What is the basic literary foundation of the study? This part seeks to provide the researcher clarit cla rity y on the the terms terms or varia variable bless used used in the study.
The terms and variables must be clear to the researcher for an easy understanding of the readers.
3. What is the basic literary foundation of the study? This part is derived from the different literature sources.
The use of various references is crucial in this part of the first chapter.
4. How serious is the chosen problem? The researcher is tasked to identify the intensity an magnitude of the problem.
When the gravity of the problem has already been described, he or she may then gauge the kind of action to be used to identify the problem.
4. How serious is the chosen problem? In most cases, the researcher at this point looks fro statistical or quantitative evidence to assess the significance of the problem at hand.
5. What is the general objective of the problem? This is the general statement of the problem or the major tasks of the researcher to discharge and should also be the basis of the enumerated statements of specific problems.
6. What is the overall purpose of the problem? It is important to note that the researcher must be totally aware of the purpose of the research problem. He or she must fully understand the implications of the resulting findings of the study.