Q: How to write a background of the study in quantitative research?

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The topic of my research is “the effects of lack of facilities and equipment in TVL strand (housekeeping) on academic performance of grade 12 students.”

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The background forms the first part of the Introduction section. It provides context for your study and helps the readers understand why your research topic is important. It gives a brief overview of the research done on the topic so far and mentions the gaps that have remained unaddressed as well as the need to address them. Subsequently, it mentions how your research will address those gaps and helps establish the significance of your research.

You can read the background of quantitative research papers in your field. It will be difficult to give you specific inputs about your topic. But I can share some tips with you that will help you write your background. You can read articles, magazines, survey reports, etc. related to your topic as this will help you develop an understanding about the background of your research topic.

While writing your background, you must:

  • Mention the main developments in your research area
  • Highlight significant questions that need to be addressed
  • Discuss the relevant aspects of your study

These resources will help you write your study background in an engaging manner: