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(THESIS) Bsu Mentoring Thesis Writers

  1. 1. Mentoring Thesis Writers Bulacan State University Graduate School
  2. 2. Role of the Thesis Adviser • To guide the advisee in conceptualizing the study. • To assist the writer in the preparation of appropriate research design. • To review the logic and coherence of the research report, the analysis and interpretation of results as well as its relevance to the conceptualization of the research problem.
  3. 3. Basic Essentials• Research Conceptualization and Development. This refers to “how” to develop the idea for the research project. This involves: 1. Formulating good research problems. Research Title Major Problem Specific Problems
  4. 4. Criteria in Selecting a Good Research Topic 1. Novelty 2. Workability 3. Theoretical Value 4. Practical Value 5. Critical Mass
  5. 5. SAMPLE RESEARCH TITLES 1. Solid Waste Management and Water Quality Assessment: Strategic Stewardship Research Program for Sustainable Stakeholder Engagement 2. Garbage to Gobar, Dumpsite to Goldmine: Proposed Solid Waste Management Recovery Program
  6. 6. SAMPLE RESEARCH TITLES 3. Manpower Needs and Labor Demand Shift in the Clark and Subic Growth Corridors: Perspective for Academe and Industry Linkage4.Breaking Walls,Building Bridges: Matching Teaching and Learning Styles in Classrooms
  7. 7. Formulating Research Problems
  8. 8. Form and Style inThesis/Dissertation Writing Bulacan State University Graduate School
  9. 9. Elements of A Graduate Thesis/dissertation• Preliminaries• The Body of the Thesis/ Dissertation• References
  10. 10. Preliminaries • Title Page • Approval Sheet • Acknowledgement • Table of Contents • List of Tables • List of Figures • Abstract
  11. 11. Chapter 1 The Problem and its Background
  12. 12. Introduction1. Careful presentation of the importance and validity of the problem.2. Systematic and orderly presentation of background information with educational trends related to the problem, unsolved issues, and social concerns.
  13. 13. 1. Tips in Writing the Introduction (The TIOC Approach)• Highlight the trend/s in the field• Pinpoint the issues underlying the trend/s• State the overall objective/intent of the paper in the light of the gap identified• Discuss the possible contribution of the research attempt to advancing/improving disciplinal theory research, practice and policy• (cross-reference to strengthen claims)
  14. 14. Significance of the Study1. Clear presentation of the significance of the study, its role in addressing contemporary issues and problems.2. Orderly identification of probable users of the research, specific ways on how the findings could be used.
  15. 15. Statement of the Problem1. Clear identification of the Specific problem statement.2. Succinct, unambiguous Measurable statement of specific problems related to the Presents a conjecture between/among major problem. variables
  16. 16. Scope and Delimitations1. Sufficient delimitation of the problem area in terms of content, time, place, and subjects of the investigation.
  17. 17. Chapter 2 Theoretical Framework
  18. 18. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework1. Clear presentation of the theory which explains why the study exists.2. Appropriate development of conceptual frame with reference to the problems of the study.
  19. 19. 2. Tips in Writing the Theoretical Framework (The SEC Approach)• Rule 1: State the theory• Suggested sentence stems • The theoretical basis of this paper is… • This study is theoretically anchored on… • This paper is premised on…• Rule 2: Explain the theory• Rule 3: Contextualize the theory
  20. 20. Other Forms of Conceptual F.
  21. 21. Related Literature and Studies1. Systematic presentation of literature and studies related to the problem.2. Adequacy of presentation with reference to problem, research design, significant findings.
  22. 22. Hypothesis of the Study1. Clear-cut statement of hypotheses/assumptions. • Formulate the hypotheses • Null hypothesis (H0) • Research/Alternative hypothesis (H1)
  23. 23. Definition of Terms1. Use of operational definitions of key variables.
  24. 24. Chapter 3 Methodology of the Study
  25. 25. Method and Techniques1. Concise description of the research method and justification for its choice.2. Sufficient description or field procedures followed in the collection of data (when, where, and how data are to be obtained).
  26. 26. Population and Sample of the Study1. Use of appropriate sampling design and sample size.
  27. 27. Instruments of the Study1. Appropriate choice and description of the instruments.2. Detailed procedures on how the instrument was constructed.3. Adequate information pertaining to validity of the instrument.
  28. 28. Data Processing and Statistical Treatment1. Appropriateness of statistical treatment and data processing.
  29. 29. Chapter 4 Presentation, Analysis, and Interpretation of Data
  30. 30. • T he researcher is required to: (1) briefly introduce the topic, (2) present the data, (3) analyze and interpret the results.• Presentation of the results should follow the order and sequence of the problems raised in Chapter 1.• T he researcher is required to scholarly analyze and interpret the results by providing scientific & unbiased insights concerning the results of the study.• It is also suggested to integrate the
  31. 31. Chapter 5 Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations
  32. 32. • T he purpose of Chapter 5 is to summarize the entire research project. It would include discussions on what the research is all about, the problems and the hypotheses, and a brief version of the significance of the study.• T he summary would also include the research design, the population and sample, and the statistical techniques used.• T he summary of findings or results of the study is presented in the order of the problems raised in Chapter 1• T he conclusions are based on the findings of the study.• T he recommendations are based on the derived conclusions.
  33. 33. References Appendices
  34. 34. Thank You andGood Day!
  35. 35. ProblemConceptualization and Development
  37. 37. Step 1 :Analysis of Socio- Educational Issues/Problems• Issue: Need to improve the productivity of teachers.• Basic Assumption: The administrator’s leadership behavior plays a key role.
  38. 38. Basic Essentials• Research Conceptualization and Development. This refers to “how” to develop the idea for the research project. This involves: 1. Formulating good research problems. Research Title Major Problem Specific Problems
  39. 39. •Research Title: The Leadership Behavior of SchoolAdministrators at BSU and Its Influence on Teachers Performance • Major Problem: How do the leadership behaviors of school administrators influence teachers’ performance?
  40. 40. •Specific Problems1.What is the profile of school administrators in terms of educational preparation, trainings, age, etc.?2.How may the leadership behavior of school administrators be described in terms of task and relationship dimensions?3.What is the level of performance of the faculty in terms of: teaching competency, professional development activities, etc.?4.Do the leadership behavior of school administrators exert significant influence on the performance of the faculty?
  41. 41. 2.Formulating good/testable hypothesis• Research Hypothesis (H) “The leadership behavior of school administrators influences faculty performance.”• Alternative Hypothesis (H1) “The leadership behavior of school administrators positively influences faculty performance”.• Null Hypothesis (Ho) “The leadership behavior of school administrators does not exert significant influence on faculty performance”.
  42. 42. 3 Reviewing Related Literature and Studies.
  43. 43. Familiarizes the reader with previous studies done related to the present topic. Established the need/significa nce/justificatio n in conducting the present study. Avoids the unnecessary Provide a duplication of historical selecting a background research perspective problem which about the had been done study. before.Figure 2. Importance of the Review of Related Literature
  44. 44. 3. Developing theoretical & conceptual frameworks What is a Theoretical Framework?1. The Theoretical Framework outlines the theory that one wishes to espouse to verify in the study.2. The Theoretical Framework is the basic theory which explains why he study exists.3. The Theoretical Framework is the basis structure upon which concepts are built on.4. The Theoretical Framework is the research study’s frame of reference that provides the very foundation for which the study is being conducted.
  45. 45. Forms of Theoretical FrameworkExample 1 - The study wishes to verify Engel’s law in the context of Cebuano culture in the Philippines.attempts to verify atheory usingempiricaldataExample 2 - The study rests on the theory that supervisory effectiveness is influence by the human resource  management skills of the leader.asserts / postulatesor theory that willbe tested in actualoperation.Example 3 - The study posits that managerial effectiveness is influenced by the managers level of training, experience and mental ability. 
  46. 46. Sample Theoretical Framework• The study draws theoretical support from Hemphil’s theory which states that effective leadership behavior is associated with high performance of people in organization. He opined that effective leadership strikes a good balance between attaining the task function of the organization, and maintaining good interpersonal relationship among personnel.
  47. 47. What is a Conceptual Framework?1. A conceptual framework is the set of terms and relationships within which the problem is formulated.2. The Conceptual Framework relates or translates the basic theory / postulate into more specific concepts.3. The Conceptual Framework is usually depicted by a diagram or schematic framework called paradigm.4. The paradigm is the operational framework of the research study which illustrates the interrelationships among variables.
  48. 48. INDEPENDENT VARIABLE DEPENDENT VARIABLE High Leadership BehaviorP 1.High in Task Teacher’s Performance:R 2.High in relationshipO Average Leadership Behavior 1.Teaching CompetencyF 1.High in Task 2.Professional and Personal CharacteristicI 2.Low in Relationship 3.Human Relations 4.Punctuality andL Low leadership Attendance BehaviorE 1.Low in Task 2.Low in Relationship Conceptual Model of the Study
  49. 49. Step 4 : Develop the research designStep 5 : Prepare/validate the instrument Step 6 : Data Collection
  50. 50. Step 7 – Analyze and Interpret the dataStep 8 – Write the research report
  51. 51. ENDThank You!