Many budding researchers confuse a rationale with a hypothesis.A hypothesis is what the researcher thinks is most likely to be proven through the research.A rationale is the researcher's reason for conducting the research in the first place.
The statement of purpose is not simply a statement of why the research is being done. .: On another hand, some research reports end (or begin) with an abstract.
(That is what the rationale section is for.) Rather, "purpose" refers to the goal or objective of your research. An abstract is a highly abbreviated (usually100-200 words) synopsis of your research.
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In 1988, when total funding for state research was $1,674 million, the states themselves provided $822.8 million, the federal gov- emment $577.3 million, and industry $99 million; the remainder came from sales and other income.
Of the federal funding, 3.5 million came from USDA through formula and other funds and .4 million came through USDA competitive grants (see Appendix A).Mainly through their land-grant universities, the states already do more than half of all research related to the agricultural, food, and environmental system.Since 1972, only about 30 percent of the states' re- search funding has come from all federal sources (about two-thirds of that from USDA).The description of preparations, measurements, and the protocol should be organized chronologically.== For clarity, when a large amount of detail must be presented, information should be presented in sub-sections according to topic.Material in each section should be organized by topic from most to least important.First, state expenditures for agricultural research are already significant.Second, and even more important, the research to be funded by the program proposed here is of national importance rather than of directly local or state importance.= Each research has a full description about the study itself, which we call it the "Introduction".So, the main purpose of the INTRODUCTION is to give a description of the problem that will be addressed.One way to deal effectively with the challenges and with the myriad of specific research needs is to exploit current opportunities in science and technology by expanding the nation's R&D system.This chapter presents the rationale for all aspects of the proposal except for that on program areas and sci- entific opportunities (which are discussed in Chapter 51: · Support for fundamental science is mainly a fed- eral responsibility.