QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH PAPER COMPONENTS AND OUTLINE IN TRADITIONAL FORMAT Preliminaries or Front Pages TITLE PAGE ABSTRACT TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF TABLE AND FIGURES Body of the Paper THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND Introduction Statement of the Problem Significance of the Study Scope and Delimitations Operational Definition of Terms REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES [can be presented by category (Literature and Studies; Foreign Literature and Local Literature) or by Topics] Synthesis RESEARCH FRAMEWORK Theoretical Framework Operational Framework METHOLODOLOGY Research Design Sampling Design and Respondents Locale of the Study Research Tools and Instruments Procedure on Data Gathering Procedure on Data Analysis and Interpretation Statistical Applications RESULTS AND DISCUSSION (presentation should be based on the sequence of presentation of Statement of the Problem in the introductory chapter} SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION Back matters REFERENCES APPENDICE (no pagination) Note: 1. The following chapter should be completed during the first quarter: THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND, REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES, RESEARCH FRAMEWORK and METHOLODOLOGY and will serve as proposal. Should be submitted in TRADITIONAL format. 2. The research paper with RESULTS AND DISCUSSION AND SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION should be completed and submitted in IMRAD format and in Research Journal layout on or before the 2nd quarter ends. MECHANICS/TYPESETTING TRADITIONAL FORMAT: Paper: 8.5 x 11 (Short bond paper) 1” 1.5” Margin: Top/Bottom/Right: Left: Alignment: LEFT Indentation: FIRST LINE - .5 or ½ inch Font: Body of the paper: Arial 11 o Calibri 12; Normal style Main-headings are typed in Bold style; UPPER CASE Sub-headings are typed in Bold style; only first letter of all words is in UPPER CASE Don’t italicized words except for foreign terms Spacing: Doubled-space (all entries in paragraphs and transitions) Pagination: Top-right ; Arial 10 o Calibri 11 (Do not print first page’s page number) Title: Arial 14; Bold; Upper case; inverted pyramid; Doubled-space (If title has three lines, spacing is singled-space) Long Direct Quotation: ARIAL 10 or CALIBRI 11; CENTERED; typed in block format (1.5 from left and right margins) ; no quotation marks; citation with number at the end; Bibliography: Each entry is typed in Singled-space; then doubled-space in between entries Follow APA (American Psychological Association) Publication Style (6 th edition)on your referencing/documentation and preparation of your bibliography. This form and style version can be found also online. In your search engine, type “APA referencing or APA bibliography style/format – 5th or 6th edition. Don’t categorize entries by type. References should be presented in alphabetical order. In your BIBLIOGRAPHY page, present your references in alphabetical order. Type entries using hanging indentation of .5 *** for easy and correct Citation and Referencing, it is recommended to use the ONLINE APA CITATION and REFERENCE maker.