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Identifying the Inquiry and Stating the Problem Lesson 2 Practical Research 2
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What is a Research Topic or Problem? An intellectual stimulus calling for an answer in the form of scientific inquiry. Something that makes you wonder Brings out a sense of Curiosity in you Also makes you feel uneasy about something Makes you want to find the answer to questions bothering you
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Sources of Research Topics or Problems: Prevailing theories or philosophy Observations, intuitions or a combination of both Different subjects taken and from them identify a problem that interests a student-researcher most Fields of interest or specialization or event from related fields Existing problems in the classroom/school/campus/university which one may want to solve are good sources of research problems
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Sources of Research Topics or Problems: Existing needs of the community or society Repetition or extension of investigations already conducted or may be an offshoot of studies underway Related studies and literatures Advice of authorities or experts from funding agencies Offshoots of friendly conversations Incidental from interesting topics of professors during the course meeting/session
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Criteria in Choosing a Research Topic or Problem It should be something new or different from what has already been written about. It must be original. It should be significant to the field of study or discipline. It must necessarily arouse intellectual curiosity. It should be of researcher’s interest. It should be modest one for a beginner to be carried on within a limited period of time.
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Criteria in Choosing a Research Topic or Problem It should be clear, not ambiguous. It should be specific, not general. It should consider the training and personal qualifications of the researcher. It should consider the availability of data involved in the study and the methods and techniques to be employed in gathering them. It should consider the availability of effective instruments for gathering the data and their treatment.
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Criteria in Choosing a Research Topic or Problem It should consider the financial capacity of the researcher to support the project. It should consider the time factor involved in the undertaking.
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Bases for Selecting the Problem Technical Personal
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Technical Bases Significant to chosen field/advancement of science or specialization Pioneering or novel Originality Arouse intellectual curiosity Relevance to degree Availability or manageability of data Availability of instruments
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Personal Bases Interest Training Expertise Financial capacity Time factor involved in the project
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Guidelines in the Formulation of the Research Title 1.The title must contain the following elements: a. The subject matter of research problem b. The setting or locale of the study c. The respondents or participants involved in the study d. The time or period when the study was conducted
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