**MAKING CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS** BY DR. ARTEMIO P. SEATRIZ MMSU-CTE LAOAG CITY
Introduction After you have presented and discussed the results of your investigation, you are now ready to give a proper ending of your study. This ending is called the conclusion.
Conclusion is a statement where the researcher presents the solution to the proposed problem based on the findings of the investigation. It describes the degree to which the data support or do not support the hypothesis.
The conclusion • involves relating the investigation to the entire scientific process • depends of activity being undertaken • shows whether or not the experiment works
Concluding statement • infer the possible benefits of the results of the investigation to society • state plans that the researcher might have to continue working on other aspects related to the study
Guidelines for making conclusions and recommendations 1. What was the purpose of the research? 2. What was the major findings of the investigation? 3. Was the hypothesis supported by the data? 4. What can be an explanation for the results?
5. What is the importance of the experimental results? 6. What recommendations for further study and for improving the experiment can be made?
IMPORTANT REMINDER: CONCLUSION is based on FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS are based on CONCLUSION.
Example: The relative effectiveness of horse manure and urea on the growth and development of okra was investigated. Results revealed that the average height of okra receiving horse manure and urea were significantly greater than that of the okra grown without fertilizer. Okra receiving horse manure and urea flowered earlier and have more pods than those grown without fertilizer.
moting plant growth and development. Horse manure is more economical to use. The high cost of inputs will be lessened in as much as farmers need not buy urea to improve yield. Further investigations using different kinds of plants may be conducted.
Further research is recommended to determine if other types of animal manure are beneficial to plant growth and development.