Format: Typeface and Science Investigatory Project Essay.
The title should be able to catch the attention of the reader. It should be concise, descriptive, and self-explanatory. It should indicate clearly what the project is about. The phrase “ A Study to Show…” should be avoided, because in research you do not seek to prove something but rather to impartially find an answer.
Background of the Study
This presents the reasons that led the investigator to launch the study. A historical background may be given. Or the background of the study may state some observations and other relevant conditions that prompted the investigator to explore them.
Some questions to guide you while writing this part of the paper are the following:
1. Why did I select this research project?
2. Are there others who have done similar studies?
3. What have the others done or not done that moved or spurred me to work on this problem?
4. What are my own observations which are relevant to the study?
5. Will the results of the study make any contribution in the attainment of a better quality of life?
A. Statement of the Problem
This must state what you aimed to accomplish. Whether the problem is stated in the form of a question or a declarative statement, always use brief, precise and accurate statements. The objective should be stated positively and in the declarative form.
Define the general objective or main problem and the specific objective(s) or sub-problem(s) you are trying to answer or resolve. State these such that they are definitely and clearly related to the data obtained.
B. Significance of the Project
State why the study or project is worth making and how it can contribute to you as an individual, to your community and to your country.
C. Feasibilty of Research:
1. How much time will the project take?
2. Do you have access to participants, sources, instruments, etc.
3. What are the budgetary considerations?
4. What is the extent of your knowledge and experience in the area?