Abstract Guidelines & Submission


Abstract guidelines

Submit your 250-300 word count abstract in Microsoft Word not later than 15th August 2019 with the subject: Abstract_2019.

Guidelines for submission of abstracts:

  • Abstract Guidelines

    An abstract should contain the following essentials.

    Title

    The title should be clear and concise (not be more than 15 words) reflecting the focus of the study

    The rationale for the research

    The rationale refers to the purpose/motivation for the study. This is directly linked to the aim and objectives of the study. What is the gap to be filled? What has necessitated the study? It answers the question “Why?”

    The main research question(s)

    The main research question is what the researcher plans to answer. Your research question should be linked to the aim/objectives of the study. It answers the question “What?”

    Theoretical/conceptual framework (as applicable)

    The theoretical framework refers to your belief about how knowledge is construed (philosophical underpinning). On the other hand, the conceptual framework is useful when you are dealing with, for example, concepts. It is the design of your study and shows the direction you are taking regarding other building blocks (e.g. research design, methodology, and data analysis).

  • Research design, methodology and data analysis

    The research design is the road map of the study. It answers the question “ How?” The methodology is how you plan to collect data and this could either be quantitative or qualitative; or a mixture of the two. Please ensure that the instruments (e.g. questionnaire, interview schedule, observation protocol, etc.) should be aligned with the method you have chosen for the study. How have you analyzed your data or how do you plan to analyze it in case it is an ongoing study? Data analysis is a systematic process of making sense of what the data represents. The goal when analyzing the data is to achieve accuracy and precision between the data and what they represent based on the research methods used. Therefore, you should indicate how you plan to analyze the data.

    Findings and Discussion

    The main findings are the outcomes of the study. These should be aligned with the research questions. If the study is ongoing, the researcher could project the findings. Do you expect these to be the same as other researchers’ findings or different? These do not affect what the actual findings are at the end of the study. Discussion is the interpretation of the findings to assign meaning to the information analyzed in order to arrive at an informed conclusion and determine the significance and implications of the study.

    Conclusion and Recommendations of the Study

    You restate your thesis and summarize your main points of evidence for purposes of making recommendations. What are the recommendations based on the findings? What value does your research add to the field? What value will it add (in case the study is ongoing)? What is the justification for conducting your research?

Submit an Abstract

Abstract submissions for Deasa and Deata Joint Conference 2019 are handled through EasyChair and is now open!

EasyChair is a web-based conference management software system used, among other tasks, to organize paper submission and review. When you submit through EasyChair, instructions, and details will be made available to guide you through submitting your paper.
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