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FORMAT and

DISCUSSION
OF
THESIS/DISSERTATION
PAPER
Format of the Manuscript
 Font size of 12
 Font style is Arial
 Spacing is double
 Margin 1.5” – left; and 1” – top, bottom, right
 Pagination
– upper right corner of the manuscript for the Body
- page number of the chapter and title page – not visible but included in the
counting of pages.
- Preliminary pages – small roman numerals, bottom center.
 Open Table
 Figures and Tables should be presented in one page only.
 In Chapter 4 – Table 4.1.1 (4 – Chapter, 1 – Objective, 1 – variables)
 Table No. & Title – before the table presentation
 Figure No & Title – after the figure presentation
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE
TITLE PAGE
APPROVAL SHEET
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF FIGURES
ABSTRACT
CHAPTER
I. THE PROBLEM
Introduction
Background of the Study
Statement of the Problem
Theoretical Framework
Conceptual Framework
Research Hypothesis
Scope, Limitations and Delimitation of the Study
Significance of the Study
Definition of Terms
II REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Conceptual Literature
Research Literature
Synthesis
III RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Research Environment (if applicable)
Research Design
Respondents of the Study
Data Gathering Instrument
Data Gathering Procedure
Statistical Treatment of Data
IV PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA
V SUMMARY, FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
APPENDICES
CURRICULUM VITAE
TITLE PAGE
DISSERTATION/THESIS TITLE

A Dissertation/Thesis Presented to the Faculty


of the College of Accountancy, Business, Economics
and International Hospitality Management – Graduate School
Batangas State University
Batangas City

In Partial Fulfilment
of the Requirement for the Degree of
Doctor of Business Administration

By:
BENDALYN MENDOZA – LANDICHO
May 2017
APPROVAL SHEET
This dissertation/thesis entitled “TITLE OF THE STUDY (ALL CAPS)” was conducted and
submitted by BENDALYN M. LANDICHO, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree
______________, and has been examined and recommended for acceptance and approval for Oral
Examination.
___________________________
Adviser
Approved by the Committee on Oral Examination with a grade of ______________.
_____________________________
Chairman
____________________________ __________________________
External Member Member
____________________________ _________________________
Member Member
Accepted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of _____________.
Comprehensive Examination: _______________

Date:___________________ _____________________________
Dean, CABEIHM
Note: (Please indicate the Name, Title)
LIST OF TABLES

TABLE NO. TITLE PAGE


3.1.1 Number of Registered Businesses in Cities and First Class
Municipalities Batangas Province ……………………………………………………….88

3.1.2
LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE NO. TITLE PAGE


1.1 Theoretical Framework ………………………………………………………………….. 8

1.2 Conceptual Framework …………………………………………………………………… 10


Questionnaire Validation
 Itshould not be validated by the panel
members
 Look for 1 faculty expert, 1 industry
expert, and statistician to check the
content of the questionnaire.
 Coordination with your
thesis/dissertation adviser.
ABSTRACT
1ST PARAGRAPH
 General Objective
 Research Design
 Variables used
 Research Instrument used
 Respondents
 Sampling Design

2ND PARAGRAPH
 Specific Objectives and statistical used

3rd PARAGRAPH
 Highlights of the Findings
Chapter 4 - PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND
INTERPRETATION OF DATA
Flow of Discussion
 Presentation of table
 Analysis/Interpretation
 Supporting literature from Chapter 2
Flow of Discussion
 Composite Mean, Analysis, Support from Chap 2
 Highest Mean, Analysis, Support from Chap 2 (individual discussion)
 Lowest Mean , Analysis, Support from Chap 2 (individual discussion)
Note: Discussion of Highest/Lowest varies on the no. Of statements and at least half
of the total no. Of statements.
Discussion of Output:
 Rationale of your proposed output
 Thorough discussion of your proposed output
Chapter 5-SUMMARY, FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS
AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Summary
 Paragraph Discussion
 It includes summary of SOP, hypothesis, research design, determination of
sample size, the respondents, research instruments, validation of research
instrument, data gathering procedure and statistical treatment.
Findings
 Numbered presentation of findings based on SOP. No Analysis.
Chapter 5-SUMMARY, FINDINGS,
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Conclusions
 It should be parallel to the number of SOP
 Concluding statement should be brief and in line with the findings of the
study.
 If possible 1 statement per SOP.
Recommendations
 It is based on conclusion but not corresponding to its number.
 It may include further research on the study
 It may include sectors in your significance of the study.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
 American Psychological Association (APA) style
 10 year old references
 The sequence should be as follows:
A. Books
B. Journals
C. Unpublished Thesis/Dissertation
D. Electronic Sources
E. Others
APPENDICES
The sequence should be as follows:
a. Statistical Results
b. Letters and Certificates
c. Attached Output
d. Others
CURRICULUM VITAE
 Comprehensive Description of the Researcher
THESIS/DISSERTATION WRITING
 A graduate student who is working on thesis/dissertation is required to enrol
thesis/dissertation writing every term.
 The researcher has an option to choose his/her adviser from among the members of the
Dissertation Committee subject to the approval of the dean.
Function of Adviser
 Responsible for advising/supervise the student in the preparation of the
thesis/dissertation.
 Guide the researcher in doing the questionnaire.
 Must set consultation hours for discussion and making critical comments and suggestions on
the manuscript draft.
Composition of Panel Members
Thesis Writing
 4 full time faculty members who are Master’s degree holder and have relevant experience
in a writing a thesis or a scholarly research paper.
 1 External Member - specialized in the field/topic of the researcher

Dissertation Writing
 5 full time faculty members who are Doctorate degree holder and have relevant
experience in a writing a dissertation or a scholarly research paper.
 1 External Member –specialized in the field/topic of the researcher
Thesis/Dissertation Oral Defense
 Once the Adviser deems the manuscript satisfactory, he/she must request for
the approval of the thesis/dissertation oral defense with the exact date, time,
and venue.
 The Adviser writes to the Dean thru Channel, at least a month before the
requested defense date, formally requesting the scheduling of the oral defense
and the appointment of the members of the panel.
 Within 10 working days, and upon the approval of the Dean of the proposed
schedule and constitution of the panel, The Graduate School Office makes the
official appointment of all members of the panel including external member.
 The submission of the thesis/dissertation drafts to all members of the panel
including the Dean, is covered by the 15 – Day Rule which states that “At least
fifteen (15) calendar days must elapse, from the date the members of oral
defense panel receive their copies of the thesis/dissertation, to the date of the
oral defense”. The rule will ensure that all the members of the oral defense
panel will have sufficient time to study the manuscript before the oral
defense.
The Oral Defense
In conducting the oral defense, any of the member can chaired the panel. The selection of the
chair for the oral defense shall be done by concensus before the oral defense begins.

Grades for the Oral Defense


Rubrics will be used in giving grades to the candidate.
Passed
 No panel member requires any major revisions or
 No more than one panel member requires minor revisions
Provisional Passed
 One member requires major revisions or
 At least two members requires minor revisions
Failed
 Two or more members require major revisions
 If the judgment of a panel member, the candidate was not able to defend the thesis/dissertation
during the oral defense.
Note: It the student fail, he/she shall submit to a second oral defense within one academic year
after the first defense. Failure to pass the second oral defense, disqualifies the student from his
current Master/Doctorate program and from being admitted into other Master or Doctorate programs
offered by the same unit.
Reminders:
 CD copy of thesis/dissertation is to be submitted to CHED
 4 hardbound copies
 10 page publishable research to be submitted at the
CABEIHM Research Office
 Send the soft copy of the full paper (thesis/dissertation)
at the CABEIHM Research Office

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I will ask Dr. Gemar on the final requirement to be submitted at the Research
Office
Dates to Remember:

Aug 14-28 Dry Run/ Actual Survey/ Statistician


Sept 4 Chapter 3
Sept 18 Interpretation of Results
Oct 2 Completion of Chapter 4
Oct 9 Writing of Chapter 5
Oct 16 Appendices
Oct 23 Grammarian
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Nov 6 Preparation for Final Defense
Nov 13-20 Final Defense
December Revisions