HOW TO WRITE CHAPTER 5
Chapter 5: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION, & RECOMMENDATION
This is the last chapter of the thesis and the most important part because it is here where the findings, and the whole thesis for that matter, are summarized; generalizations in the form of conclusions are made; and the recommendations for the solutions of problems discovered in the study are addressed to those concerned.
Summary of Findings
Guidelines in writing the summary of findings. The following should be the characteristics of the summary of findings:
1. There should be a brief statement about the main purpose of the study, the population of respondents, the period of the study, method of research used, the research instrument, and the sampling design. There should be no explanations made.
2. The findings may be lumped up all together but clarity demands that each specific question under the statement of the problem must be written first to be followed by the findings that would answer it. The specific questions should follow the order they are given under the statement of the problem.
3. The findings should be textual generalizations, that is, a summary of the important data consisting of text and numbers. Every statement of fact should consist of words, numbers, or statistical measures woven into a meaningful statement. No deduction, nor inference nor interpretation should be made otherwise it will only be duplicated in the conclusion.
4. Only the important findings, the highlights of the data, should be included in the summary, especially those upon which the conclusions should be based.
5. Findings are not explained nor elaborated upon anymore. They should be stated as concisely as possible.
6. No new data should be introduced in the summary of findings.
1. Conclusions are inferences, deductions, abstractions, implications, interpretations, general statements, and/or generalizations based upon the findings. They should not contain any numerical...