When writing a research objective, there are certain editorial rules you must adhere to. For example:
- Use size 12 font, in any of Times, Geneva, or Helvetica typefaces.
- Pages should be double-spaced, with 1 inch margins, and should always be written 1-sided.
- The pages should be numbered consecutively
- Each new section (and relevant heading) should start on a new page.
- The Key Sections to Include
There should then be an abstract summary, highlighting the purpose of the paper. It should be a single concise paragraph, with no more than 200 words. This should bring together the hypothesis, understanding, and overall results.
Next is the Introduction. This is to help the reader understand the purpose of the study, describing the importance and rationale behind the study. It should be no more than two pages of double-spaced text.
The method comes next. This purely details how you went about the study, the processes and methods you used, in order to conduct a fair study.
The results page should contain every result collected during the study, even any anomalies. Try to use figures and tables where necessary, for an easier-to-read format. No interpretation should be given until the discussion, making this a very objective review of the results.
The discussion is to allow you to interpret the results for the understanding of the reader. The significance of the results should be made very clear, so as to support your initial hypothesis.
Finally, in an appendix, any sources and literature used is referenced and cited in the correct manner, appropriate to your academic institution.