Q: How to write research objectives?

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I don't have any idea about how to write research objectives in points.

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Research objectives describe concisely what the research is trying to achieve. They summarize the accomplishments a researcher wishes to achieve through the project and provides direction to the study. A research objective must be achievable, i.e., it must be framed keeping in mind the available time, infrastructure required for research, and other resources.

The objectives of your research lay down specific milestones or stages that you will reach in order to accomplish your goals. They are precise steps that will guide you through your research path and hence can be written in a bulleted list.

An example would help you understand how specific research objectives can be written in the form of bullet points.  Consider a study that aims to determine the antioxidative effect of XXX plant extract. The objectives of this study could be written as follows:

(1) To test reactive oxygen species generation in the XXX cell line following treatment with XXX plant extract.

(2) To determine the activity of antioxidant enzymes SOD and CAT in a rat model following treatment with XXX plant extract.

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Research objectives are usually expressed in lay terms and are directed as much to the client as to the researcher. Research objectives may be linked with a hypothesis or used as a statement of purpose in a study that does not have a hypothesis.