The practice of research in the academic field is one that has continuously evolved over time. Year in year out, formats and standards are changed to reflect “current practice”. The purpose of this paper on recommendations on best practices in research is to critique the research format of the Faculty of Education, Niger Delta University by bringing out its strength and recommending ways to increase the format. The focus here is on the necessity of certain subtopics in a particular section in the project work. For instance, “Significance of the Study” is located in chapter one of the project format of Education. Whereas, a “Significance” is drawn from the findings of a study and the findings of a study comes at the end of the work. If therefore, I am to tell the significance of my study in chapter one, this means I already know the findings. This have a great effect on the objectivity and independence of findings of the study. Since the findings are already predetermined, they are then under the manipulation of the author. This is the line of argument that the author maintained and intend to expose in this paper.
Keywords: Recommendation, best practice, critique, research, supervision, format…
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