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Writer's Forum: Building consistency between title, problem, purpose and research questions to improve the quality of research plans and reports
New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development (2013)
  • Isadore Newman, Andrews University
  • Duane Covrig, Andrews University
Abstract

Consistency in the title, problem, purpose, and research question improve the logic and transparency of research. When these components of research are aligned research design and planning are more coherent and research reports are more readable.This article reviews the process for checking for and improving consistency. Numerous examples of consistency among these four components of research are provided and ways to remove inconsistency are outlined. A graphic, rubric and worksheet are provided to help researchers evaluate their own work or give feedback to the research work of others.

Keywords
  • Research,
  • condidtency,
  • log in,
  • writing up research
Publication Date
2013
Publisher Statement
Retrieved September 14, 2014 from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/nha.20009/pdf
Citation Information
Isadore Newman and Duane Covrig. "Writer's Forum: Building consistency between title, problem, purpose and research questions to improve the quality of research plans and reports" New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development Vol. 25 Iss. 1 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/duane_covrig/1/