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Practical Research 1

IDENTIFYING THE INQUIRY AND
STATING THE PROBLEM

Identifying the Inquiry and Stating the Problem • Design a research project related to daily life • Write a research title • Describe the justifications/reasons for conducting the research • State research questions .

• Everyday life research focuses on the details and seemingly insignificant occurrences that collectively contribute to how a situation.Research Project Related to Daily Life • Everyday life is a methodology which examines and uncovers the realization of daily life and how they are communicated and interpreted by an observer and/or a participant. phenomenon or incident is interpreted and experienced. • Everyday life is a participatory action research method embedded in people and situations. • Exploring everyday life requires the researcher to focus on details. . focus equally on sameness and difference ( what happened today that did not happen yesterday and how that influences the research topic or focus). and make comparisons between the researcher's experience and the topic being studied. make connections and associations between emergent and repetitive themes.

and comparative analysis.Research Project Related to Daily Life • Everyday life is often written in a first or third-hand person voice and relies on rich descriptions. it is widely used among marginalized groups to privilege their personal perspectives and viewpoints that might otherwise be silenced or misinterpreted. • Everyday life as a research approach encourages diversity. from work t o play. creative construction. • This approach is useful in analyzing qualitative data because it requires the researcher t o consider and negotiate ubiquitous themes that occur in everyday life. . sharp detail.

. The title must also reflect the variables under study. • Dependent variables are factors affected or changed by the independent variable(s).Formulating the Research Title • The title embodies substantive words or keywords or phrases that describe one's research study. • Independent variables are factors or stimuli that directly affect or cause changes to the dependent variables.

Formulating the Research Title • A well-formulated title must state both variables in a clear. and precise way Independent Title Dependent Variable Variable Train Delay: Academic Academic Dilemma of Dilemma of Young Commuters Train Delay Young Commuters of LRT 1 of LRT 1 Selfie: The "Status Quo" of Selfie The "Status Quo" of Millennials in the Philippines Millennials in the Philippines Emotional Responses and Toddlers' Eating Emotional Responses and Intervention of Parents to Habits Intervention of Parents Toddlers' Eating Habits . concise.

Purpose of Research Basic / Pure Research Applied Research Basis for future research Acquire new knowledge Derive knowledge Develop or refine theories Apply theories Not immediately applicable to Immediate solution solve immediate problems Researches done in real-life Researches done in laboratories settings such as schools. . or via computer simulation hospitals. etc.

It is usually in a statement form that introduces the general problem of the research. • The specific questions must contribute to development of the whole research problem or topic. . Avoid rhetorical questions (answerable by yes/no) for they only elicit either of the two responses and may result to vagueness. or implication of the variables under study. It must give precise answers that will determine the difference or relationship.Formulating the Research Questions • The major problem governs the entire study. The number of specific questions should be enough to cover the development of the entire study. They must be clear and free from double meanings.

Specifically. the researchers explored how parents of children aged 3-5 years old who have poor eating habits. How do children aged 3-5 years old develop poor eating habits? 3 . What is the experience of the parents o f 3-5 year-old children who have poo r eating habits? . the study will attempt to answer the following questions : 1. What kinds of food do children aged 3-5 years old avoid to eat? 2.Formulating the Research Questions Statement of the Problem In this study. view their experiences with the child's health condition.

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