Example of Summary of Findings

From the analysis of data, the findings were as follows:

1.    Status of the Flood Control Projects in the two congressional districts of Metro Manila.

There were more than 52 flood control projects and activities undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highways in the district of Tondo (representing 74.28% of the total projects of the Department for Metro Manila) as compared to 18 projects for the district of Sta. Cruz (25.72%)

2.    Assessment of the parents, teachers and students in the districts of Tondo and Sta. Cruz, Manila regarding the flood situation:

2.1.    The three groups of respondents indicated that the floods in the two congressional districts were caused by residents throwing garbage in the canals and water outlets.  These canals are not cleaned, and uncollected garbage clog the sewerage and streets.  The situation is aggravated by the fact that the districts belong to low-lying areas of the city. There is also the lack of flood control campaign and commitment among resident.
2.2.    The three groups of respondents in the two congressional districts of Manila manifested that oftentimes, when there are floods, schoolchildren are forced to absent themselves from their classes, obliging them to do remedial/make-up lessons.  This is in addition to make-up classes due to suspension of classes.

3.    School assistance in the promotion of the flood campaign as perceived by the three groups of respondents:

The three groups of respondents strongly agreed to three major flood control campaign programs, such as: integration/inclusion of the concepts of flood control as a unit of study in Sibika (Social Studies), Science and Health and Physical Education; orientations to be conducted by teachers and school officials in every class as early as the first week of the school year and putting up billboards in strategic places regarding the flood control campaign, posters in every house and in school educating the people on the causes of floods, the frequency of occurrence and the effects of floods on the lives of the people in the community.

4.    Significant differences in the assessment of the three groups of respondents regarding the flood situation.

No significant differences were noted among the respondents’ assessment on the rate of flood occurrence as supported b the chi-square values which were much lower than the tabular value of 33.924 with 22 degrees of freedom at .05 level.

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Sample Research Study Summary

This study aims to investigate the flood control programs in two congressional districts in Manila and their implications on the community-based education program.

Specifically, the study sought to answer the following problems:

  1. What is the status of government flood control projects in the congressional districts of Tondo and Sta. Cruz, Manila in terms of the Department of Public Works and Highways-implemented projects?
  2. How do the parents, teachers and schoolchildren in the districts of Tondo and Sta. Cruz, Manila assess the flood situation in their places in terms of their causes and their occurrences?
  3. How can the schools in the area help in promoting flood control campaign?
  4. How significant are the differences in response and assessment of the three groups of respondents to the rate of flood occurrence?

The hypothesis tested by the study was that there were no significant differences in the assessments of the three groups of respondents on the flood situations and the promotion of the flood control campaign.

The respondents of the study consisted of three groups: 319 students from the first sections of the elementary and high schools in the two districts; 56 teachers who were the elementary and secondary advisers and subject teachers of the students; and 139 parents of the students.

The study made use of the descriptive method using survey questionnaire and documentary analysis technique to interpret the results.  The survey questionnaire which served as the main instrument was validated and pretested to ascertain the conditions according to the purpose of the study.

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Sample Thesis Summary

Thesis title: “Development of a Source Material in Food Dehydration Craft Technology for the Secondary Schools”

Summary

This research study used the available resources on hand to be able to incorporate the technology aspect with the education milieu and as it progressed, data gathered and collated, it was possible to infuse food dehydration in the restructured basic education curriculum for the secondary level first through the teachers of the Makabayan subject.  It is through diffusion theory that the basis of integrating food dehydration in the Makabayan learning area has been conceptualized. Therefore, the research’s premise centers on the conditions of the likelihood that an innovative idea may be adopted in a given culture or system such as the Philippines’ secondary school education system And as mentioned, the viability of fabricating a food dehydrator for small scale livelihood can also be taught in the secondary level as an adjunct to the food dehydration subject. This aspect of the research study compliments the central objective of secondary education, that is, to provide young people with opportunities to acquire skills, aptitude, values, knowledge and experience needed to continue their education and be active and productive citizens.

In the secondary analysis of data from the experimental results of the previous prototype unit, simultaneous multiple regressions were used to compare the values that were calculated based on the output measured. In the statistical analysis, discrepancies in the percentage moisture removed were discovered and can be attributed to the conditions and materials of construction of the dehydrator unit, the very factors that influence the outcome of the experiments that were performed.

The research study made use of a simulation program to predict moisture removal from a hypothetical feed of food data from three fruit pieces, namely pineapple, banana and mango based on the weight and temperature within the drying chamber.

A manual outline that can be of use to elementary and secondary school teachers to facilitate the learning paradigm espouse by this research study.

A brief about a systems approach starting a farm or family entity in the food dehydration business and operation.

In the design aspect, a simulated dehydrator design with recommended materials of construction to be used that can adopted and possibly taught in the secondary level of education subject’s Teknolohiya, Edukasyon at Pantahanan to contribute to the basic skills that students can acquire through knowledge and understanding the theories and concepts to be learned.

By: Engr. Mary Rose Florence S. Cobar, Doctor of Philosophy in Education

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Writing Thesis Summary of Findings

Summary of findings is the last part of the thesis or dissertation.  It is where the findings or the result of the thesis study is written.

Let’s find out some characteristics of summary of findings

  • Summary of findings should be a short statement such as the main purpose of the study, the population or respondents, period of the study, method of research used, research instrument and sampling design
  • Findings should be written in textual generalization, that is, a summary of the important data consisting of text and numbers.
  • Important findings should be included in the summary.
  • No new information or data should be included in the summary of findings.
  • Findings should be stated concisely, not explained or elaborated anymore.

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