RACE AIMS TO PROVIDE A PLATFORM THAT:
- Exhibits research offering viable solutions to existing community problems or improving current systems;
- Advances participants’ personality development and critical thinking skills as they engage in constructive discussions with other participants;
- Extends opportunities to develop participants’ presentation skills interrelating/interacting with other researchers; and
- Develops the spirit of competitiveness in each and every participant.
INSTRUCTIONS: The following points serve only as general guidelines. Research Abstract must be in English (if in another language, make sure that a translated version is available). An abstract summarizes the key points of the manuscript in 150 to 450 words. It covers the Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussions of any of the following acceptable papers:Thesis/Dissertation, Feasibility Study, Business Plan, Action Research, Project Study (IT System), Action Plan, Office Procedures, Engineering and Robotics, Human Resource Development Policy, Investigatory Project, Scientific Paper, and many other types of research
INTRODUCTION. 25% of the space on importance of research. Begin by explaining to your readers what problem you researched and why the research is necessary. Convince readers that it is important that they continue to read. Discuss the current state of research in your field, expose a “gap” or problem in the field, and then explain why your present research is a timely and necessary solution to that gap.
METHODS. 25% of the space on what you did. Methods are usually written in past tense and passive voice with lots of headings and subheadings. This is the least-read section of an IMRaD report.
RESULTS. 35% of the space on what you found: this is the most important part of the abstract. Results are where the findings and outcomes of the research go. When talking about this data, we can think of the results as having two parts: report and comment. The reporting function always appears in the results section while the comment function can go in the discussion section. Make sure all tables and figures are labeled and numbered separately. Captions go above tables and beneath figures.
DISCUSSION. 15% of the space on the implications of the research. Discussion sections contain the following moves: (1) They summarize the main findings of the study. This allows readers to skip to the beginning of the discussion section and understand the main “news” in the report. (2) They connect these findings to other research. (3) They discuss flaws in the current study. (4) They use these flaws as reasons to suggest additional, future research. (5) (If needed, they state the implications of their findings for future policy or practice.
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