During the last class, you and your Facilitator worked through a significant portion of your Research Project. Your task over the next few weeks is to complete the process by writing the final two sections of your project. Be not afraid though â€“ these two sections tend to be the shortest sections.
The first section we will focus on is the Findings section. By now, you should have become very familiar with the research related to your topic. Based on your review of your draft or feedback from your Facilitator, there may still be a few bits of research that need to be complete. If so, be sure to complete that process before moving forward with this assignment.
Once you have completed reviewing all your research, you will need to make a determination concerning your hypothesis. In other words, was your hypothesis right or wrong? This may be a little difficult since it will rely on your subjective analysis. If we were relying on actual data, you would have to report the data and through that data make a determination concerning your hypothesize. Since you are relying on an interpretation of the literature you reviewed, you will have to rely on all the data you have reviewed from the writings you have collected.
The following outline may help you as you write this section:
- 1. Provide a brief (one or two paragraphs) description of the topic this research is addressing and what it hopes to provide.
- a. Be sure to restate your hypothesis as a part of this.
- 2. Briefly summarize the two (or more) major perspectives on the issue.
- 3. State a result.
- a. Was the hypothesis right or wrong, based on the data reviewed as part of the research?
- i. Be sure to provide statistical data where appropriate.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to keep the language in this section direct and to the point. In the next section, you can provide some insights and interpretation. The Findings Section is just a statement of fact.