Research Methodology Final Assignment
(Even Semester 2016/2017)
The Final Assignment
In the first session of this class while discussing the syllabus, learning methods and the class activities, you were informed that at the end of the semester you should submit the followings: (1) the complete version of your group research proposal and (2) an individual complete research proposal. The group research proposal should be developed based on the topic discussed here. The individual research proposal is written based on the most interesting topic to you. In this context you are free to take any topic suitable to study, however you are suggested to write a topic on English Teaching or Learning (ELT).
To make sure that your project is complete and eligible, study the following guideline and sample. Just click the title to go the post.
Style, Layout, and Page Formatting
Both proposals should meet the following nine features.
1. Title page
All text on the title page is centered vertically and horizontally. The title page has no page number and it is not counted in any page numbering. The university logo (height= 3.8 cm and width= 4.5 cm) is put on top. Look at the sample provided here.
2. Paper Size
Use quarto/letter paper (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)
3. Page layout
- Left margin: 4 cm
- Right margin: 3 cm
- Top margin: 4 cm
- Bottom margin: 3 cm
4. Page numbering
All pages are numbered at the top right, except the first page of each chapter whose page number is put at the bottom center. There should be 3 cm of white space from the top of the page number to the top of the paper, and 2 cm of white space from the bottom of the page number to the bottom of the paper for the first page of each chapter. Numeric page numbering begins with the first page of Chapter 1.
All pages are single sided. Text is double-spaced, except for long quotations and the bibliography (which are single-spaced). There is one blank line between a section heading and the text that follows it.
6. Spacing after Punctuation
Space once after all punctuation. This includes using one space (not two!) following punctuation marks at the ends of sentences.
7. Alignment, justification, and Paragraph Indentation
All texts (except those in the title page) should be aligned left and justified to create a clean look along the left and right side of the page. Every first line of all paragraph should be indented 5 to 7 spaces.
8. Font face and size
Any easily readable font (e.g. Arial, Tahoma, Cambria, Courier, and Calibri) is acceptable, but Times New Roman is preferable. Generally, the same font must be used throughout the manuscript, except tables and graphs may use a different font. The font size should be 12 points throughout the manuscript, except the research title and chapter titles may use 14 points.
APA format should be used to cite references within the paper.
Submit both proposal by January 23, 2016.