- You can follow this format when you are writing your background of the study:
─Begin by giving a general overview of your research topic and introduce the main ideas you will be making use of throughout the study.
─Then, give detailed and precise information about all the methodologies used in the research.
How to write background of the study in research
Stage 1. Conduct preliminary literature survey
─visit a library
─check the Internet and other electronic databases
─will help you to put forward a research question
Stage 2. Focus on the research statement
─take notes and also keep an accurate track of the sources.
─some people use note cards
─use electronic note-taking programs
─don’t forget where you got the information
Stage 3. Develop and open down research question or problem/research statement.
─Identify issues or solutions that have been found by other people
─formulate your stance or opinion on the issue.
─write out your position or opinion as an authoritative statement.
─look for more sources that are more relevant to your research question or thesis.
Stage 4. Complete your research using the question and research statement as your guide.
─Find more source information to provide more insight into your research question.
─provide information on the history and past research related to your research question.
Stage 5. Create relevant sections.
─List key issues,
─and the controversies
Stage 6. Further research and propositions
─Identify the further studies.
─mention possible solutions to the issue that have not been put into consideration in the past.