Mini Research Report specifications

MINI-RESEARCH REPORT SPECIFICATIONS (from Ma’am Chupungco’s page)
Submission Specifications:
Filename:   <Group Code> MINI-RESEARCH REPORT
Example:   Mg11 MINI-RESEARCH REPORT.doc
Page Setup:      letter size, margins of 1.25” on bottom and left, 1” on right and top
Font Type:       Times New Roman or Garamond, size 12
Spacing:           double
Content:
<Names of Researcher/s>                                     <Group Code>

<Project Title>

I.  Summary of Methodology

II.  Results and Discussion

III.  Summary and Conclusions

Content Guide:
I.  Summary of Methodology
State the actual processes/activities done in passive formal past tense.

II. Results and Discussion
See sample results and discussion below.  Data should always be presented in text form.  Tables are used only to organize the presentation.  It will not speak for itself, hence an explanation of what is being presented should be given in text form.  Observable trends should be pointed out, e.g. the values are increasing as the independent variable decreases, or X1 is observed to have the highest value, followed by X3 then X2.  Use appropriate statistical tests when possible.  Interpretation of the observations should then follow.
Presentation of results are given on order of generation.
If there are no quantitative data that can be presented, then the results of the efforts on material sourcing and canvassing, design considerations, and other activities should be reported.  This could be in the form of prices of materials, procurement time, list of suppliers, types of materials considered, etc.   Difficulties encountered, or physical observations of materials considered should be included.  As interpretation and analysis, impact of the activities on the project’s implementability should be given.

III. Conclusions and Recommendations
This part should include a summary of the results, highlighting only the important ones that impact the feasibility of the project.  The conclusion should state how the cited results have been able to contribute to the accomplishment of the major and/or minor objectives of the project.
As recommendations, a statement on the feasibility of the project for continuation should be made.  If a further study will be made, point out any changes or modifications that need to be made to make the project more successful.  If the study is not worth continuing, the reasons for saying so should be given.

SAMPLE RESULTS & DISCUSSION
Weight Gain of Mice
Table 1 shows the recorded weights of the mice within a six-week period after being given 1ml of vitamin C.  The values on the zeroeth week are the recorded weights right before the feeding of vitamin C.  The data shows an increasing weight gain of all three mice up to third week, after which the weight gains decreased.  The total weight gain of each mouse after six weeks was computed to be 5.40g, 5.21g and 5.47g, respectively.  Taking the per cent gain per mouse, the values derived are 59.34%, 59.47% and 59.78%, respectively.

Table 1. Observed weights of mice given 1ml of vitamin C within a six-week period

Elapsed Time(in weeks) MOUSE 1 MOUSE 2 MOUSE 3
Observed Weight(g) Weight Gain(g) Observed Weight(g) Weight Gain(g) Observed Weight(g) Weight Gain(g)
0 9.10 8.76 9.15
1 9.87 0.77 9.36 0.6 9.96 0.81
2 10.70 0.83 10.16 0.8 10.87 0.91
3 11.87 1.17 11.22 1.06 12.26 1.39
4 12.90 1.03 12.18 0.96 13.45 1.19
5 13.78 0.88 13.11 0.93 14.42 0.97
6 14.50 0.72 13.97 0.86 14.62 0.20

The observed parabolic trend in the weekly weight gain of the mice could be attributed to the ….    Although the total weight gains are a bit varied, it could be observed that they were proportional to the starting weights of the mice.  This could mean that …

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