Research methods notes pdf guide

Research methods notes outline and the guide in pdf highlighted here. Research methods unit is examinable by Kenya national examination council KNEC to be guided by your respective institution with marks submitted after presentation and is mainly taught in various courses highlighted below;

  • Diploma in information communication technology module 2
  • Diploma in human resource management
  • Diploma in supply chain management

Research methods: This guide will highlight a full guideline on writing the perfect Research methodology for your course and highlight a pdf example of a fully written research methodology.

A good Research methods should have a cover page, declaration, dedication, acknowledgement and abstract each on its own pages. A good cover page should have the title of the research proposal, course code of the candidate, index number, exam series, institution name, supervisors name and the department for example business or ICT department. You may also choose to add references, appendix and questionnaire to your research proposal.


1 Introduction

1.1 Background of the study; the background of a study includes a review of the existing literature on the area of your research, leading up to your topic. Once you have discussed the contribution of other researchers in the field, you can identify gaps in understanding, that is, areas that have not been addressed in these studies

  • 1.2 Statement of the problem
  • 1.3 Research objectives
  • 1.4 Research questions
  • 1.5 Significance of the study
  • 1.6 Limitation of the study
  • 1.7 Scope of the study
  • 1.8 Conceptual framework
  • 1.9 Definition of terms


2.0 Literature review; A literature review surveys books, scholarly articles, and any other sources relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, and by so doing, provides a description, summary, and critical evaluation of these works in relation to the research problem being investigated

  • 2.1 Introduction


3.0 Research design and methodology; Research design is a plan to answer your research question. A research method is a strategy used to implement that plan. Research design and methods are different but closely related, because good research design ensures that the data you obtain will help you answer your research question more effectively

  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Research design
  • 3.3 Target population
  • 3.4 Sample design
  • 3.5 Data collection
  • 3.6 Data analysis procedure
  • 3.7 Instrument reliability of the research


4.0 Data analysis and presentation; The data presentation and analysis chapter presents and analyses data collected from a research. Some of the major issues discussed in this section include the response rate, the demographic profile of the respondents and the main research findings which are discussed as per objective.

  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Demographic characters of the sample

In this chapter remember to include your presentation in charts, graphs and suitable tables this will help increase your marks for the research


5.0 Discussion of findings, conclusion and recommendations; Discussion and Conclusion. The second to last step in conducting a research study is to interpret the findings in the Discussion section, draw conclusions, and make recommendations. In an empirical research study, the conclusions and recommendations must be directly related to the data that was collected and analyzed.

  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Discussion of findings
  • 5.3 Recommendation
  • 5.4 Conclusion



Ensure that you follow all the research methods for Tvet list of items listed above during writing, after completing typing your research project ensure you do all the necessary editing of your research proposal. This editing will include proper page numbering, spacing, fonts, alignment and most importantly the table of contents.

After printing your research bind the pages together and submit your work on the day of presentation for marks award

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