Example of a Complete Project Table of Contents


In response to the questions from clients and numerous young researchers especially at the undergraduate level that what constitute a research project outline. i.e what each chapter entails and should contain on average. Below is an outline of the presentation of a completed work (degree project)

CHAPTER ONE: Introduction

  1. General description of the area of study
  2. Problem analysis (Problem Statement)
  3.   Purpose of study (Objectives of the Study)
  4. Relevant research questions
  5. Statement of the hypothesis
  6. Delimitation (scope) of the study
  7. Significant of the research problem and the justification for investigating it.
  8.   Definition of (Unfamiliar) terms / concepts
  9. References, Chapter 1

CHAPTER TWO: Review of Literature/ Literature Review

  1. Historical background
  2. Models (s) and or theories relevant to research questions & hypothesis
  3. Current literature based on each of the relevant variables of the model
  4. empirical studies
  5. Summary of chapter
  6. Reference chapter 2

CHAPTER THREE: Methodology

  1. A brief outline of the chapter
  2. Restatement of the research questions and hypothesis (optional)
  3. Research design
  4. Characteristics of the study population
  5. Sampling design and procedures
  6. Simple size
  7. Data collection instrument
  8. Pilot study, test of validity and reliability of the study instrument
  9. Administration of the data collection instrument
  10. Procedures analyzing data
  11. References chapter 3

CHAPTER FOUR: Presentation and analysis of data

  1. A brief introduction of the chapter
  2. Criterion group returns; respondents’ characteristics
  3. Presentation and analysis of data according to research questions
  4. Presentation and analysis of data according to test questions
  5. Analysis of other data

CHAPTER FIVE: Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations

  1. Summary of the study including a comprehensive summary of the findings
  2. Conclusion drawn from the finding including how the study has answered the research questions and tested the hypothesis
  3. Recommendations based on the conclusion
  4. Suggestions for their studies
  5. References chapter 5



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