COMPONENTS AND STRUCTURE OF A RESEARCH REPORT

INTRODUCTION

- Statement of the problem

- Objective(s) of the research

- Statement of the research question(s)

- Statement of the hypotheses

- Research background/context

LITERATURE REVIEW

- Orientation: comprehensive or selective?

PLAN OF RESEARCH

- Study/experimental design

- Selection of cases/participants (sampling)

- Setting

- Data collection procedures and instruments

- Data analysis

- Outline or detailed description?

PRESENTATION OF DATA AND DATA ANALYSIS

- "A picture is worth…"

INTERPRETATION AND DISCUSSION OF THE

DATA (FINDINGS; WHAT IT ALL MEANS)

CONCLUSION