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WRITING THE
BACKGROUND OF YOUR
STUDY
Philip Adu, Ph.D.
Methodology Expert
National Center for Academic & Dissertation Exce...
EXPECTATIONS
(BACKGROUND OF YOUR STUDY)
• Overview of your topic (i.e. What do you want readers to
know about concerning y...
EXPECTATIONS
(BACKGROUND OF YOUR STUDY)
• Overview of your topic (i.e. What do you want readers to
know about concerning y...
EXPECTATIONS
(BACKGROUND OF YOUR STUDY)
• Overview of your topic (i.e. What do you want readers to
know about concerning y...
EXPECTATIONS
(BACKGROUND OF YOUR STUDY)
• Overview of your topic (i.e. What do you want readers to
know about concerning y...
Surviving in a Class with the “Most Difficult of Professors”
Reviews from Amazon:
 “There is a clear need for a book like...
PHILIP ADU, PH.D.
METHODOLOGY EXPERT
NATIONAL CENTER FOR ACADEMIC & DISSERTATION EXCELLENCE (NCADE)
THE CHICAGO SCHOOL OF ...
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Writing the Background of Your Study

  1. 1. WRITING THE BACKGROUND OF YOUR STUDY Philip Adu, Ph.D. Methodology Expert National Center for Academic & Dissertation Excellence (NCADE) The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  2. 2. EXPECTATIONS (BACKGROUND OF YOUR STUDY) • Overview of your topic (i.e. What do you want readers to know about concerning your topic?) 1. General information about your topic 2. Context of your topic 3. Rationale/Justification of your topic
  3. 3. EXPECTATIONS (BACKGROUND OF YOUR STUDY) • Overview of your topic (i.e. What do you want readers to know about concerning your topic?) 1. General information about your topic • What is happening now about your issue you want to study?
  4. 4. EXPECTATIONS (BACKGROUND OF YOUR STUDY) • Overview of your topic (i.e. What do you want readers to know about concerning your topic?) 2. Context of your topic • What are the conditions, settings, and situations with respect to your topic? • Who are directly or indirectly involved?
  5. 5. EXPECTATIONS (BACKGROUND OF YOUR STUDY) • Overview of your topic (i.e. What do you want readers to know about concerning your topic?) 3. Rationale/Justification of your topic • Why should we pay attention to your topic or the issue you want to study/address? • Why should we care about your topic? • Why is there a need to focus on the topic?
  6. 6. Surviving in a Class with the “Most Difficult of Professors” Reviews from Amazon:  “There is a clear need for a book like this. Clear, concise, relevant, and strategically important for any student that encounters a challenging course or educator. Similarly, an outstanding resource for self-reflection for professors and other instructors…”  “Surviving in a Class with the Most Difficult of Professors” is a quick, practical read for students who’ve had challenging experiences with professors and need to place those experiences into perspective. Subsequently, this inspirational text prepares students to be proactive learners in the classroom…” Available for Purchase at Amazon Barnes and Noble Xulon Press
  7. 7. PHILIP ADU, PH.D. METHODOLOGY EXPERT NATIONAL CENTER FOR ACADEMIC & DISSERTATION EXCELLENCE (NCADE) THE CHICAGO SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY NCADE.ME@THECHICAGOSCHOOL.EDU YOU COULD REACH ME AT PADU@THECHICAGOSCHOOL.EDU AND @DRPHILIPADU ON TWITTER.

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