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 – 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