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Saturday, 10 April 2010 02:44

Assignment I

Analyzing the ‘skripsi’

Instruction: read the thesis (‘skripsi’) you have got (chapter I) and answer the following questions: (write your answers in points, just take the topic sentences).

Note: For this week's assignment, answer only up to puestion no 4.  Question no. 5 (methodolgy), will be dealt with later.

 

  1. What is the title of the ‘skripsi’ (research)?
  2. What is (are) the research question(s)?
  3. What is the problem (in society or in knowledge) that makes the answering of the research question(s) very, very necessary? -->background why this research is needed. --> identification of the significant problem
  4. Why is answering the research question is very, very important for the readers (for whom especially and how can it be important)? --> significance of the research question/the problem (almost the same as the background, no 3.).
  5. How did the researcher answer his/her research question? ==> research method.
    1. What data (information) do he/she need to answer the research question?
    2. Who/what are the sources of the data?
    3. What is the population he/she intends to research?
    4. What is the sample he/she took from the population?
      1. Does the sample really reflect/represent the intended population?  How did he/she try to convince the readers? 
      2. Is the size of the sample big enough to represent the population?  How did he/she try to convince the readers?
      3. How did he/she select the sample? --> sampling procedures
    5. How did he/she collect the data (information)?  Does he/she tell it in very detail?
      1. What instrument did he/she use?  What is the procedure?
      2. Are the instruments valid and reliable?  How did he/she convince the readers? 
    6. How did he/she analyze the data he/she had collected?
      1. What procedure did he/she use?  How?
      2. How did he/she convince the readers that it is valid and reliable?




Assignment II

Research Outline

Now, write the outline of your own research by answering the questions below. (Write only your topic sentences).
Remember, your goals in writing a research proposal are to show:

  • that you have an interesting and very important question to research.
  • that answering your research question is very, very important for the society (because it will contribute to the solution of the social problem or to the advancement of human knowledge). --> a very, very important question
  • that your research is based on previous researches done by other people (it advances the human knowledge about the problem). --> review of literature
  • that you really know how to answer that research question. --> methodology


How are you going to show it?  (These are the questions to guide you in making your research outline).
You may create your own research question or use the idea in the thesis that you have got.  Our goal is to have you write an introduction to a research proposal that is clear, logical, and effective.

  1. What is the title of your research
  2. What is your research question
  3. What is the problem (in society or in knowledge) that makes the answering of the research question very necessary. -->background why this research is needed.
  4. Why is answering the research question is very, very important for the readers (for whom especially and how can it be important)? --> significance of the research question/the problem (almost the same as the background, no 3.).
  5. How are you going to answer the research question? ==> research method.
    1. What data (information) do you need to answer the research question?
    2. Who/what are the sources of the data?
    3. What is the population you intend to research?
    4. What is the sample that you take from the population?
      1. Does the sample really reflect/represent the intended population?  How will you convince the readers?
      2. Is the size of the sample big enough to represent the population?  How will you convince the readers?
      3. How do you select the sample? --> sampling procedures
    5. How are you going to collect the data (information)?  Tell in very detail.
      1. What instrument are you going to use?  What is the procedure?
    6. Are the instruments valid and reliable?  How are going to convince the readers?
    7. How are you going to analyze the data you have collected?
      1. What procedure are you going to use?  How?
    8. How can you convince the readers that it is valid and reliable?
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