How to write background of the study in research

  • 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,

─major findings,

─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.

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