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Research proposal 1 problem statement to thesis statement

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Research Proposal 1 - Problem Statement to Thesis Statement

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Research proposal 1 problem statement to thesis statement

  1. 1. RESEARCH PROPOSAL (Part 1) SEVEN STEPS: FROM ONE-SENTENCE PROBLEM STATEMENT TO THESIS STATEMENT (WITH LINKS) JAIME ALFREDO CABRERA ALBUKHARY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, MALAYSIA
  2. 2. STEP 1: Describe one poster you will produce TIME: In three weeks ACTION: I will design/ draft/ create/ present / a-an COMMUNICATIVE PURPOSE: promotion / information / instruction PRODUCT: poster / slideshow / proposal (Do the poster first. After your topic is approved, you can describe the other stuff.) IMAGES: with 30 pictures created by me in bright colors TEXT: in English and in Thai TOPIC: 30 pairs of opposite words BENEFICIARY: suitable for children 7-10 years of age BENEFITS: for easier learning of English vocabulary
  3. 3. Example In three weeks I will design an information poster for Thai street kids up to 10 years old who do not speak English so as to help them learn English by showing 30 brightcolored cartoons that show opposite adjectives; under each image will be the adjectives in English and in Thai.
  4. 4. TIME COMMUNICATIVE PURPOSE NEED HOW THE NEED WILL BE ANSWERED Example ACTION TIME ACTION In three weeks I will design an PRODUCT COMM PURPOSE PRODUCT CLIENT information poster for Thai street CLIENT SPECIFIC to CHARACTERISTICS kids upCLIENT10 years old who do BENEFIT not speak English so as to help SPECIFIC NEED OF CLIENT PROPOSED BENEFIT HOW THE them learn English by showing 30 BENEFIT WILL BE CREATED that bright-colored cartoonsOR show HOW THE HOW adjectives; under each opposite THE NEED WILL BE ANSWERED BY BENEFIT WILL BE THE PROPOSAL’S ELEMENTS image will be the adjectives in CREATED English and in Thai. OR CHARACTERISTICS
  5. 5. The Target Population THAI STREET CHILDREN UP TO 10 YEARS OF AGE These are the users of your poster, the viewers of your slideshow. To describe them precisely is important because they will decide the design of your product. STUDENTS AND STAFF OF AIU POOR AND UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD MEAT IMPORTERS IN MALAYSIA
  6. 6. The Target Needs DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH These are the needs of the target audiences of your poster or slideshow. To describe specific needs is important because this can determine whether or not your product is useful in meeting those needs. FEEL TIRED BY 5PM OF EACH WORK DAY EARN LESS THAN US$ 500 A MONTH WITH A NET PROFIT OF LESS THAN US$ 5,000 A YEAR
  7. 7. Population and Need General Students and staff of AiU Specific Students and staff of AiU who feel tired by 5PM of each work day
  8. 8. Population and Need General People around the world who are unemployed and would like to earn pocket money Specific Asian housewives with more than five hours of free time daily and who earn less than US$ 500 a month
  9. 9. Population and Need General Meat importers in Malaysia Specific Non-Muslim beef importers of Penang with a net profit of less than US$ 5,000 a year
  10. 10. Population and Need General College students in Mozambique Specific College students in Mozambique with a vocabulary of less than 2,000 words
  11. 11. STEP 2: Submit For Approval Submit your problem statement and wait for teacher’s approval. Revise until your teacher is convinced that you know how to create a problem statement for three different topics. A team quiz may be given to ensure that everyone in the team can do this.
  12. 12. STEP 3: Create Your Thesis Statement • Download The 3-Part Thesis Statement. • Submit your thesis statement for approval. • If it is not approved, rewrite, rewrite, rewrite until it is approved. • Find more information at http://thereferencebox.jimdo.com/freetextbooks/thesis-statement/
  13. 13. STEP 4: The Posters Download Planning Guides for Posters & Slide Presentations. Draft your posters and slideshows. On each draft: A. Specify target users for each product: This ___ is for illiterate pregnant women in Uganda. B. Specify purpose of each product: To ___ will help the client understand that salt can be used in 99 ways C. If you need some ideas how to begin: • • • • See how to create an attention poster See examples of attention posters and here See examples of information posters See examples of instruction posters
  14. 14. STEP 4: The Slideshows Download Planning Guides for Posters & Slide Presentations. Draft your posters and slideshows. On each draft: A. Specify target users for each product: This ___ slideshow is for B. Specify purpose of each product: to ___ C. Examples: • See examples of attention slideshows • See examples of information slideshows • See examples of instruction slideshows
  15. 15. STEP 5: Email Presentation Materials • Email your poster drafts and slideshow drafts. • Wait for teacher’s comments.
  16. 16. STEP 6: Create Presentation Materials STEP 8: Create your three posters and three slideshows.
  17. 17. STEP 7: Present Your Materials Before • Email a formal meeting notice memo • Attach a meeting agenda During • Take meeting minutes • Present your materials • Record peer input, assessment, or evaluation After • Email a meeting minutes agenda, explaining the peer input, assessment, or evaluation • Email your revised materials, per meeting agenda
  18. 18. End of Presentation Email comments or suggestions to mr.jaime.aiu@gmail.com Thank you.

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