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Things to be considered in choosing a topic for research

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Things to be considered in choosing a topic for research

  1. 1. Things to be Considered in Choosing a Topic for Research
  2. 2.  The research topic must be chosen by the researcher himself.  It must be within the interest of the researcher.  It must be within the specialization of the researcher.
  3. 3.  It must be within the competence of the researcher to tackle.  It must be within the ability to finance otherwise he must be able to find funding for his research.
  4. 4.  It is researchable and manageable, that is,  Data are available and accessible.  The data must meet the standards of accuracy, objectivity, and verifiability.  Answers to specific questions can be found.  The hypotheses formulated are testable, that is, they can be accepted or rejected.
  5. 5.  Equipment and instruments for research are available and can give valid and reliable results.  It can be completed within a reasonable period.  It is significant and relevant to the present time and situation, timely, and of current interest.
  6. 6.  The results are practical and implementable.  It requires original, critical, and reflective thinking to solve it.  It can be delimited to suit the resources of the researcher but big or large enough to be able to give significant, valid, and reliable results and generalizations.
  7. 7.  It must contribute to the national development goals for the improvement of the quality of human life.  It must contribute to the fund of human knowledge.  It must show or pave the way for the solution of the problem or problems intended to be solved.
  8. 8.  It must not undermine the moral and spiritual values of the people.  It must not advocate any change in the present order of things by means of violence but by peaceful means.  There must be a consideration of the hazards involved, either physical, social, or legal.

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