They say that starting a new endeavor is one of the most difficult parts of living. That’s why, starting a thesis or a research paper is some kind of difficult too. (But of course you can do it!) Writing the Chapter 1 of your thesis should be more serious because it is here you are going to conceptualize the entire research.
Chapter 1: The Problem and its Background (also referred to as The Problem and its Setting)
This is referred to as the “the Setting” that’s why expected results as well as the outcomes of the whole research/thesis will be reflected in Chapter 1. What subtopics do this chapter includes?
Chapter 1 includes: (Click on the link to learn more.)
1. Introduction (includes Background of the Study)
(How to write the Introduction?)
2. Theoretical and Conceptual Framework
(How to write the Theoretical and Conceptual Framework?)
3. Statement of the Problem
(How to write the Statement of the Problem?)
4. Scope and Delimitation
(How to write the Scope and Delimitation?)
5. Significance of the Study
(How to write the Significance of the Study?)
6. Definition of Terms
(How to write the Definition of Terms?)
Please be reminded that this thesis/research format is not universal. Other schools and colleges have a little different format. For example, after the “3. Statement of the Problem”, some of them includes a Hypothesis (How to write the Hypothesis?) and Assumption (How to write Assumption?). However, these parts are optional.