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THESIS FORMAT

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THESIS FORMAT
Qualitative Research
(APA-inspired)

A. Preliminaries
Title Page
Acceptance and Approval
Approval and Endorsement
Acknowledgement
Abstract
Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures

B. Text (Authors view/1st person)


Chapter 1.

INTRODUCTION

Research Gap
Purpose of the Study
Research Questions

Theoretical Lens
Significance of the Study
Definition of Terms
Limitations and Delimitations of the Study
Organization of the Study

Chapter 2. REVIEW OF RELATED


LITERATURE
Chapter 3. METHOD
Research Design
Research Participants
Data Collection
Data Analysis
Role of the Researcher
Trustworthiness of the Study
Ethical Considerations

Chapter 4. RESULTS AND


DISCUSSION

Chapter 5. CONCLUSIONS,
IMPLICATIONS FOR
PRACTICE AND
RECOMMENDATIONS

C. References
D. Appendices
E. Curriculum Vitae

Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION

NOT ALL CAPS -

- ALL CAPS -

Chapter 1

Chapter Page
(as page 1)
should not be
seen.

INTRODUCTION
Vignette - optional

Related studies
Reasons to conduct the study

Research Gap

Related Studies that

happen to be of the
same objectives of
the study.

Purpose of the Study


This portion presents the

objectives of the study as


mentioned in the title.
Start with an introductory
paragraph
The purpose

Research Questions
Start with an introductory

paragraph
The statement of the problem
Usually with a What and How
questions

Theoretical Lens
Start with an introductory

paragraph
The philosophical viewpoint

Significance of the Study


Start with an introductory

paragraph
The relevance and importance
of the issue
Who will benefitted by the study

Definition of Terms
The terms will be defined

conceptually and operationally


to attain common
understanding.
Key terms in the title

Limitations and Delimitations of the


Study
The study will be conducted with

a definite purpose.
Cite the respondents and the
location of the study.

Organization of the Study


Summary of the content of

each chapter

Chapter 2
REVIEW OF RELATED
LITERATURE

Review of Related Literature


(RRL)
RRL presents the different readings, literatures,

research studies from different proponents.


Sources should be at least year 2000 up to the
LATEST publication except for the anchor
theory.
Introduce the indicators with source, before
discussion of the indicators.
Side heads should be for the variables only.
Present synthesis at the last paragraph of the
RRL.
Avoid one-sentence paragraphs and long-

Chapter 3
METHODOLOGY

Chapter 2

METHODOLOGY
* Introductory paragraph

Presented in this chapter are the research steps and procedures


employed in this study. It includes the research design, research subjects,
research instruments, data gathering procedure and statistical treatment of
the data.

Research Design

QUALITATIVE designs
* Example: Case Study

Research Design

Cite author(s) of qualitative

design used

Research Participants
The participants of the study will be

the ____.
Descriptions

Data Collection
Based on the kind of qualitative

design, describe the steps on how to


conduct the study.
Triangulation
Interview (and interview protocol)
Observation (and observation
protocol)
Guide Questions
Focus Group Discussion

Data Analysis
* Content Analysis

Describe the steps in analyzing

the data.
Example: conceptualizing
themes, the use of vignettes to
stimulate discussion and
systematic data by assigning
codes for participants

Role of the Researcher


The role to be taken as a

researcher.
Example: participant-observer.
Describe the behavior, attitude
of the participants during the
interview, observation period
Describe the interview and
observation protocol

Trustworthiness of the Study


Describe the steps in conducting

the study
Describe and explain the use of the
following in the study:
credibility
transferability
dependability
confirmability

Ethical Consideration
Describe the ethical

considerations of the study,


such as:
The anonymity of the
participants (consent form must
be signed)
The use of pen names or code
names

Chapter 4
RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS

Chapter 4
RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
* Introductory Paragraph

Presented in this chapter are the analysis,


interpretation and the findings of the data gathered.

1st THEME

Discussion of the result by themes.


Cite a support theory or concept

and so on.

Chapter 5
CONCLUSION, IMPLICATIONS
FOR PRACTICE AND
RECOMMENDATION

Conclusion

To conclude the result

of the
objectives/purpose and
research questions.

Implications for Practice


Describe the discovery and

its contribution to:


Social well-being,
environment, etc.

Recommendations for Future


Research

A desire to conduct

similar studies or in
connection with the
study, as a continuing
research.

References
APA STYLE

Authors Family Name. (Year of

publication). Title of the Book.


Place of publication

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MENTORING!
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