You'll be required to undertake and complete research projects throughout your academic career and even, in many cases, as a member of the workforce. Indeed one of the most common reasons for needing to do a research project is as part of the requirements to complete a university degree. So remember that just because you do not consider yourself a 'scientist' in the traditional sense, once you enroll in a university course you may well be required to do a research project. If you have trouble coming up with a good idea, or figuring out where to go from there, read this guide to help you get your research project started and completed before the deadline.
All the time, effort, and resources dedicated to steps 1 through 7 of the research process culminate in this final step. The researcher finally has data to analyze so that the research question can be answered. In the instrumentation plan, the researcher specified how the data will be analyzed. The researcher now analyzes the data according to the plan. The results of this analysis are then reviewed and summarized in a manner directly related to the research questions. In the obesity study, the researcher compares the measurements of weight, percentage of body fat, and cholesterol that were taken at the first meeting of the subjects to the measurements of the same variables at the final program session. These two sets of data will be analyzed to determine if there was a difference between the first measurement and the second measurement for each individual in the program. Then, the data will be analyzed to determine if the differences are statistically significant. If the differences are statistically significant, the study validates the theory that was the focus of the study. The results of the study also provide valuable information about one strategy to combat childhood obesity in the community.