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GUIDELINES FOR PREPARATION OF SYNOPSIS: (ANNEX-III)
a.
Title The title should be brief but informative and must be prepared according to the Sample Format.
b.
Table of Contents As per relevant style manual.
c.
Abstract 100 to 200 words summary consisted of the topic/research problem, theoretical approach, research methodology and significance of the study.
d.
Introduction / Background of the Study Introduction should address the proposed research problems; studies that have already addressed any aspect of the proposed research area; deficiencies in those studies; significance of the proposed study; and the aim of the proposed research.
(2 to 4 pages preferably)
e.
Literature Review Place your topic in the scholarly context by reviewing the most relevant scholarly studies by others in the same or/and related area. A brief review of literature establishes your command of the area. It should end in a critique that illustrates the gaps in the research and not just summaries of books/articles.
(3 to 5 pages)
f.
Significance of the Study This section should answer the following questions:
•  Why this study is significant?
•  Why to do it now?
•  What will it contribute to the existing body of knowledge?
•  What implications your findings may have?
•  Who will benefit from it?
(1 para to 1 page max.)
g.
Research Objectives or Questions or Hypothesis (whichever is desired for the particular project) A clear statement of your main and subsidiary research questions/objectives. These should be in the form of explicit statements of what you want to explain or what explanatory factors you will look at.
(1 page max.)
h.
Research Design and Methodology Qualitative or Quantitative or Mixed Method; Research methodology (Experimental, Quasi-experimental, Non experimental, Survey. Fieldwork etc.), Population and Sample strategy , Data collection instrument (Questionnaire, Interview guide/schedule, Observation record sheet etc.) , and Data analysis procedures.
(2 to 4 pages preferably)
i.
Definition of Terms Operational definitions of all the major concepts to be employed in the study.
j.
Limitations and Delimitations of the Study Delimitations: How the study will be narrowed in scope and controlled by the researcher . Limitations: The f actors that will affect the study and cannot be controlled by the researcher . (if applicable)
k.
Work Plan Tentative sequence of the work plan.
l.
List of Literature Cited / References •  Follow APA Style Manual (Social, Behavioral, Management Sciences, IT and Computer Sciences),
•  Turabian Style Manual based on Chicago Style Manual (Humanities, Arts and Oriental Learning) and
•  Scientific Style and Format (Pure & Applied Sciences and Engineering)
IMPORTANT: FORMAT YOUR SYNOPSIS in New Times Roman Script, Size 12 with double line spacing according to format of the relevant Style Manual. For Languages, other than English, use 14 for manuscript and 16 for the title page.

 
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