Q: What do I include in chapter one of my research project?
The introduction forms the first chapter or first section of any research project that you write, whether it is a project proposal, project report, thesis, or a journal article. Since you have used the word "chapter," I assume that you are referring to a project proposal/report or thesis.
Typically, chapter one of a research project proposal or thesis includes the following components:
- Study background
- Statement of the problem
- Purpose of the study
- Research question(s)
- Significance of the study
- Definition of terms
- Theoretical framework (not required for project proposal/report)
- Limitations of the study
- Basic assumptions
- Organization of the thesis (not required for project proposal/report)
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