Scope and Delimitations

March 14th, 2009  |  Published in Thesis Writing  |  17 Comments

It is important to narrow down your thesis topic and limit the scope of your study.  The researcher should inform the reader about limits or coverage of the study. The scope identifies the boundaries of the study in term of subjects, objectives, facilities, area, time frame, and the issues to which the research is focused.

Sample phrases that help express the scope of the study:

The coverage of this study……….
The study consists of ……..
The study covers the ……….
This study is focus on……..

The delimitation of the study is delimiting a study by geographic location, age, sex, population traits, population size, or other similar considerations. Delimitation is used to make study better and more feasible and not just for the interest of the researcher. It also identifies the constraints or weaknesses of your study which are not within the control of the researcher.

Sample phrases that expressed the delimitations of the study

The study does not cover the……
The researcher limited this research to……
This study is limited to………

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    September 9th, 2009 at 1:21 pm (#)

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