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  • 1. Mentoring Thesis WritersBulacan State UniversityGraduate School

2. Role of the Thesis Adviser To guidetheadvisee in conceptualizing the study. To assist the writer in thepreparationof appropriateresearch design. Toreviewthe logic and coherence of theresearch report, theanalysisand interpretation of results as well as its relevancetothe conceptualizationof the research problem. 3. Basic Essentials Research Conceptualization andDevelopment. This refers tohow to develop the idea for theresearch project. This involves: 1. Formulating good researchproblems.Research TitleMajor ProblemSpecific Problems 4. Criteria in Selecting a Good Research Topic 1. Novelty 2. Workability 3. Theoretical Value 4. Practical Value 5. Critical Mass 5. SAMPLE RESEARCH TITLES 1. Solid Waste Management and Water Quality Assessment:Strategic StewardshipResearch Program forSustainable Stakeholder Engagement 2. Garbage to Gobar, Dumpsiteto Goldmine: Proposed SolidWaste Management Recovery Program 6. SAMPLE RESEARCH TITLES3. Manpower Needs and LaborDemand 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. Formulating Research Problems 8. Form and Style inThesis/DissertationWritingBulacan State UniversityGraduate School 9. Elements of A Graduate Thesis/dissertation Preliminaries The Body of the Thesis/Dissertation References 10. Preliminaries Title Page Approval Sheet Acknowledgement Table of Contents List of Tables List of Figures Abstract 11. Chapter 1The Problem and its Background 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. 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 thepaper in the light of the gap identified Discuss the possible contribution of theresearch attempt to advancing/improvingdisciplinal theory research, practice andpolicy (cross-reference to strengthen claims) 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. Statement of the Problem1. Clear identification of theSpecific problem statement.2. Succinct, unambiguous Measurable statement of specific problems related to the Presents a conjecture between/among major problem.variables 16. Scope and Delimitations1. Sufficient delimitation of the problem area in terms of content, time, place, and subjects of the investigation. 17. Chapter 2Theoretical Framework 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. 2. Tips in Writing the TheoreticalFramework (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. Other Forms of Conceptual F. 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. Hypothesis of the Study1. Clear-cut statement of hypotheses/assumptions. Formulate the hypotheses Null hypothesis (H0) Research/Alternativehypothesis (H1) 23. Definition of Terms1. Use of operational definitions of key variables. 24. Chapter 3Methodology of the Study 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. Population and Sampleof the Study1. Use of appropriate sampling design and sample size. 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. Data Processing andStatistical Treatment1. Appropriateness of statistical treatment and data processing. 29. Chapter 4 Presentation, Analysis, and Interpretation of Data 30. T he researcher is required to: (1)briefly introduce the topic, (2)present the data, (3) analyze andinterpret the results. Presentation of the results shouldfollow the order and sequence ofthe problems raised in Chapter 1. T he researcher is required toscholarly analyze and interpret theresults by providing scientific &unbiased insights concerning theresults of the study. It is also suggested to integrate the 31. Chapter 5Summary, Conclusions,and Recommendations 32. T he purpose of Chapter 5 is tosummarize the entire research project. Itwould include discussions on what theresearch is all about, the problems andthe hypotheses, and a brief version ofthe significance of the study. T he summary would also include theresearch design, the population andsample, and the statistical techniquesused. T he summary of findings or results ofthe study is presented in the order of theproblems raised in Chapter 1 T he conclusions are based on thefindings of the study. T he recommendations are based on thederived conclusions. 33. References Appendices 34. Thank You andGood Day! 35. ProblemConceptualization and Development 36. IMPLICATIONS AND SOCIO-EDUCATIONAL RECOMMENDATIONSPROBLEM IDENTIFYING/DEVELOPINGSUMMARY ANDRESEARCH QUESTIONS/ CONCLUSIONSPROBLEMS/HYPOTHESES DATAREVIEWING RELATEDINTERPRETATION LITERATURE AND STUDIESDATA PROCESSINGTHEORETICAL AND ANALYSISFRAMEWORK FORMULATIONSDATA COLLECTING HYPOTHESIS STAGES OF SOCIO-EDUCATIONALRESERCH 37. Step 1 :Analysis of Socio- Educational Issues/Problems Issue: Need to improve the productivity of teachers. Basic Assumption: The administrators leadership behavior plays a keyrole. 38. Basic Essentials Research Conceptualization andDevelopment. This refers tohow to develop the idea for theresearch project. This involves: 1. Formulating good researchproblems.Research TitleMajor ProblemSpecific Problems 39. Research Title: The Leadership Behavior of SchoolAdministrators at BSU and Its Influenceon Teachers Performance Major Problem: How do the leadership behaviors of school administrators influence teachers performance? 40. Specific Problems1.What is the profile of school administrators in termsof educational preparation, trainings, age, etc.?2.How may the leadership behavior of schooladministrators be described in terms of task andrelationship dimensions?3.What is the level of performance of the faculty interms of: teaching competency, professionaldevelopment activities, etc.?4.Do the leadership behavior of school administratorsexert significant influence on the performance of thefaculty? 41. 2.Formulating good/testable hypothesis Research Hypothesis (H)The leadership behavior of schooladministrators influences faculty performance. Alternative Hypothesis (H1)The leadership behavior of schooladministrators positively influences facultyperformance. Null Hypothesis (Ho)The leadership behavior of schooladministrators does not exert significantinfluence on faculty performance. 42. 3 Reviewing Related Literatureand Studies. 43. Familiarizesthe readerwith previous studies donerelated to thepresent topic.Establishedtheneed/significance/justification inconducting thepresent study.Avoids the unnecessaryProvide a duplication of historicalselecting abackground researchperspectiveproblem which about thehad been donestudy.before.Figure 2. Importance of the Review of Related Literature 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 studys frame of reference that provides the very foundation for which the study is being conducted. 45. Forms of Theoretical FrameworkExample 1- The study wishes to verify Engels 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 resourcemanagement 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. Sample Theoretical Framework The study draws theoretical support fromHemphils theory which states that effectiveleadership behavior is associated with highperformance of people in organization. Heopined that effective leadership strikes agood balance between attaining the taskfunction of the organization, and maintaininggood interpersonal relationship amongpersonnel. 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. INDEPENDENT VARIABLE DEPENDENT VARIABLEHigh Leader