Chapter Title CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
Background of the Study • This part highlights the statement of the problem to which and where the study originates. • Moreover, the causes and effects of the problems are itemized, detailed and proven with existing articles that support the need to conduct the study. • Everything is discussed in at most one-and-a-half pages and the last portion must state that the solution for the main problem discussed is the study itself.
Background of the Study • First Paragraph – Main Topic /General Subject Area; Specific Topic • Second Paragraph – Statement of the problem and proof of existence • Third Paragraph – Causes and effects of the problem • Fourth Paragraph - Solution
Objectives of the Study • General Objective captures the title of the study. • Specific Objectives, as precise and measurable as possible, enumerates all the specific problems that root from the main problem stated in the Background of the study. This sets all the goals, mostly verifiable, to attain throughout the study.
Scope and Limitation • Scope focuses on defining the capacity of the study. It describes details about the study, the time allotted and resources needed to conduct it, and important things to consider before, while and after utilizing the output of the study. Furthermore, scope also justifies the reasons for conducting the study and how to resolve it.
Scope and Limitation • Limitations, however, explains the boundaries of what the study cannot do. This optional part reveals all the constraints of the study and is usually found after detailing the scope. • Generally, this part discusses the partial solutions to the stated problems.
Significance of the Study • This part identifies who the beneficiary entities (stakeholders) are and how they can gain advantage from the development of the study. • This also explains how relevant the study to be conducted is. • However, this part of the study is usually being removed from the manuscript after the study was proposed and has been approved.
Definition of Terms This section defines terminologies that have special and unique meanings as used in the study. These terms are arranged in order of their appearance in the study.