S W I S S G E R M... Guidelines

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Bachelor’s and Master’s Students, Lecturers, Advisors
Thesis Guidelines
FOREWORD
These Guidelines are established in referral to the Study and Examination Regulations Chapter 10, Thesis
and replace thesis guidelines Nr. 0040/Thesis/I/2004.
These Guidelines are intended to help the bachelor’s and Master’s students prepare their theses. Further
information about regulations, submission dates, degree requirements, etc., can be found in the academic
calendar of SGU. All participants should feel free to consult their lecturer/advisor, at any stage in the
preparation of their thesis for further information.
All students who are writing a thesis should pay special attention to the following fundamental points:
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The thesis advisor strongly influences a student’s academic and professional development. Through
the choice of an advisor, a participant also chooses a method of scientific research, a work milieu,
and sometimes moral and financial support. The value and success of a thesis depend in great part
on the quality of the relationship that develops between the advisor and participant.
The Thesis topic should be decided upon as early as possible. The student should be particularly
careful not to choose subjects that are too ambitious or too broadly defined.
The style and format of a thesis are important. It should be clear, concise and systematic. Students
should aim for a style that is interesting as well as informative.
The thesis should demonstrate a deep knowledge of literature on the subject. The presentation of
scientific data (tables, figures, chart, etc) must conform to the requirements of the specific discipline.
All theses must meet the standards and requirements as defined by SGU in order to be accepted.
Questions regarding the format of the thesis not adequately answered in these Guidelines may be directed to
the Examination Steering Committee who will be pleased to give assistance.
Examination Steering Committee
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Table of Contents
1. 2. 3. INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................................................6 1.1 Definition of a Thesis ....................................................................................................................... 6 1.2 Purpose of the Guidelines ............................................................................................................... 6 1.3 Phases of Thesis ............................................................................................................................. 6 1.4 General Guidelines for Procedure and Format ............................................................................... 6 1.5 Steps in the Development and Submission of a Thesis .................................................................. 6 RESEARCH PROPOSAL.........................................................................................................................6 2.1 Functions and Benefits .................................................................................................................... 6 2.2 Format of the Research Proposal ................................................................................................... 6 THESIS FORMAT.....................................................................................................................................6 3.1 Paper ............................................................................................................................................... 6 3.2 Appearance ..................................................................................................................................... 7 3.3 Fonts ................................................................................................................................................ 7 3.4 Printers ............................................................................................................................................ 7 3.5 Non-typed Material .......................................................................................................................... 7 3.6 Spacing ............................................................................................................................................ 7 3.7 Margins ............................................................................................................................................ 7 3.8 Page numbers ................................................................................................................................. 8 3.9 Pagination ........................................................................................................................................ 8 3.10 Reproduction Services .................................................................................................................... 8 4. PARTS OF A THESIS...............................................................................................................................8 4.1 Preliminary Pages .......................................................................................................................... 9 4.1.1 Title Page ...................................................................................................................................... 9 4.1.2 Statement by the Author................................................................................................................ 9 4.1.3 Abstract ......................................................................................................................................... 9 4.1.4 Copyright Page .............................................................................................................................. 9 4.1.5 Dedication Page ............................................................................................................................ 9 4.1.6 Acknowledgments ......................................................................................................................... 9 4.1.7 Table of Contents ........................................................................................................................ 10 4.1.8 List of Tables, Figures, Symbols, Acronyms, and Plates ............................................................ 10 4.2 Text Pages ................................................................................................................................... 10 4.2.1 Body of Thesis ............................................................................................................................. 10 4.2.2 Special Illustrative Material: Photographs, Maps and Illustrations .............................................. 10 4.3 The Reference Section ................................................................................................................ 11 4.3.1 List of References ....................................................................................................................... 11 4.3.2 Appendices .................................................................................................................................. 11 4.3.3 Curriculum Vitae .......................................................................................................................... 11 5. Appendix 1: Sample of Thesis Proposal..............................................................................................12 Swiss German University
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1. INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................. 13
1.1. Backgrounds ..................................................................................................................... 13
1.2. Research Problems .......................................................................................................13
1.3. Research Objectives ......................................................................................................... 13
1.4. Significance of Study......................................................................................................... 13
1.5. Research Questions.................................................................................................13
1.6. Hypothesis 13 2. LITERATURE REVIEW ....................................................................................................... 14 3. RESEARCH METHODS ...................................................................................................... 14 3.1. Suggested Outline for Evaluation Research ................................................................ 14 1. Scope of Study ..................................................................................................................... 14 2. Time Frame of Study............................................................................................................ 14 3. Research Process/Research Framework ............................................................................ 14 4. Population and Sampling Method ........................................................................................ 14 5. Data Sources and Collection ............................................................................................... 14 3.2. Suggested Outline for Experimental Research ........................................................... 15
1. Venue and Time..................................................................................................................15
2. Materials and Equipments ..................................................................................................15
3. Preliminary Research .........................................................................................................15
4. Design of Experiment .........................................................................................................15
5. Experimental Procedures ...................................................................................................15
6. Observations ......................................................................................................................15
7. Analytical Procedures ........................................................................................................15
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3.3. Suggested Outline for Hardware and Software Design .............................................. 15 1. Design Justification .............................................................................................................. 15 2. Components of Design......................................................................................................... 15 3. Performance Test................................................................................................................. 15 3.4. Suggested Outline for Simulation and Modelling ........................................................ 15 1. Theoretical Approach ........................................................................................................... 15
2. Experimental Considerations ............................................................................................... 15 3. Model Validity ....................................................................................................................... 15
4. Sensitivity Test ..................................................................................................................... 15
3.5. Suggested Outline for Unique Research (such as Information Technology) ........... 16 4. REFERENCES..................................................................................................................... 16 6. I.
Appendix 2: Outline of Thesis...................................................................................... 17 INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................ 17 II. LITERATURE REVIEW...................................................................................................... 17 III. RESEARCH METHODS .................................................................................................... 17 IV. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION ........................................................................................... 17 V. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ................................................................... 17 REFERENCES .......................................................................................................................17 APPENDICES ........................................................................................................................17 7. Appendix 3: Template of Cover and Title Page for Thesis ....................................... 18 8. Appendix 4: List of Names of Faculties and Study Programs .................................. 19 9. Appendix 5: Template Statement by the Author – Before Thesis Defense ............. 20 10. Appendix 6: Template Statement by the Author – After Thesis Defense ................ 21 Swiss German University
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11. Appendix 7: Sample of Abstract of the Thesis........................................................... 22 12. Appendix 5: Sample of Copyright Page ...................................................................... 23 13. Appendix 6: Sample of Dedication Page .................................................................... 24 14. Appendix 7: Sample of Acknowledgments Page ....................................................... 25 15. Appendix 8: Sample Page of a Table of Contents ..................................................... 26 TABLE OF CONTENTS ........................................................................................................... 26 16. Appendix 9: Sample Page of List of Figures .............................................................. 27 LIST OF FIGURES................................................................................................................... 27 17. Appendix 10: Sample Page of List of Tables.............................................................. 28 LIST OF TABLES ..................................................................................................................... 28 18. Appendix 11: Sample Page of Curriculum Vitae ........................................................ 29 Swiss German University
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1.
INTRODUCTION
1.1
Definition of a Thesis
The thesis is a scholarly statement of the results of a period of research and related preparation,
undertaken to partially fulfill the requirements for an advanced degree. It is made available for public
use in the University Library, and other media for archival preservation. The submission of a thesis is
required for completion of a study leading to the award of a Bachelor and Master degree.
1.2
Purpose of the Guidelines
The intention of these guidelines is to assist Students in the preparation and writing of the thesis.
1.3
Phases of Thesis
The Thesis phases consist of the academic research and development of a defined subject, the writing
of the thesis, and the defense of the Thesis.
1.4
General Guidelines for Procedure and Format
The student’s work is carried out under the direction and supervision of his/her advisor and co-advisor if
applicable. Before beginning to work on a thesis, Students must present a proposal for approval.
Students are urged to consult with their advisor early in the preparation of the thesis regarding both the
subject and the general methodology. As to format, the regulations included here supersede any
style manual instructions. Format includes thesis arrangement, organization of specific preliminary
pages, spacing, typeface, margins, page number order, page number placements, and the requirement
for permission to reproduce copyrighted material.
1.5
2.
Steps in the Development and Submission of a Thesis
For a general idea on how to proceed from the development of a thesis topic to its oral defense, the
Students should consult with the Department with refer to the current Academic Calendar.
RESEARCH PROPOSAL
2.1
Functions and Benefits
Both the preliminary and the formal proposal that the students are required to prepare have several
functions and benefits. One of them is that a clear and lucid description of a problem and a proposed
method of solving it is a learning process and helps the Students avoid oversights and possible
mistakes. The proposals also help the advisor(s) to provide appropriate assistance to the Students in
their task.
2.2
Format of the Research Proposal
The proposal should explain the problem to be investigated and convince the advisor(s) that the
problem merits investigation. It should show that the students have read the relevant and recent
literature on the subject and it should contain a list of resources consulted during the preliminary stages
of research. Example of Research Proposal appears in Appendix 1.
The format of the proposal should include:
 Background information related to the research topic
 Purpose of the research
 Methodology, and
 Statistics and analysis to be used
3.
3.1
THESIS FORMAT
Paper
The quality of paper for submission of the final copy of the thesis is white (if possible chlorine free),
bond, 80 grams. Please note that no other quality or color of paper will be accepted.
Standard size of A–4 and the same kind of paper must be used throughout the entire thesis. This
includes the preliminary pages, appendices, and vita. Always use a sample page to check margins.
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3.2
Appearance
The thesis must be neat in appearance and without any errors. It is the responsibility of the Students to
proofread their thesis to make sure it does not have any typographical or content errors before
submission to the University. No handwritten corrections, or insertions or interlineations are permitted.
The use of any correction fluid is not acceptable. Copies that have dark shading, lines or any other
marks caused by the copying process as well as off-centered and unevenly copied pages are
unacceptable. Type only on one side of each page.
3.3
Fonts
All typing must be done on a word processor with typeface of 12 point type size. Acceptable
typefaces are: Arial or Times New Roman. All other typefaces are not acceptable. Do not use bold
face or Italics for the core thesis text, except for headings. Underlining is not acceptable; Italics may be
used – in lieu of underlining – for scientific names of biological organisms, when typing latin or non
English words.
3.4
Printers
The thesis must be printed on a laser printer, or on a printer which produces the same letter-quality.
The print must be letter-quality with consistently clear, dark, and black characters. Do not use dotmatrix printer.
3.5
Non-typed Material
Non-typed matter, such as line drawings, handwritten symbols, formulae, and diacritical marks, should
be in black ink for clear reproduction. Hand-written insertions are acceptable only when a computer
program cannot make the symbols or when the hand-written symbols are superior in quality.
3.6
Spacing
The text of the thesis must be 1.5 spaced throughout, but long tables and long quotations may be
single-spaced. Text within a chapter should be continuous. No short pages are acceptable unless it is
the last page of the chapter or if there is a table or figure in it. There are special spacing requirements
for some of the preliminary pages (see sample pages for the thesis in Appendices). The layout for these
pages must be followed carefully as departures from the standard format are not acceptable.
3.7
Margins
Text, illustrations (figures) or tables must not appear outside the specific margins. Page numbers are
the only item which may appear outside the margin requirements.
Left:
1.5 inches (3.8 cm); this margin is wider because of binding requirements
Top:
1 inch (2.5 cm)
Right:
1 inch (2.5 cm)
Bottom: 1 inch (2.5 cm)
With the exception of page numbers, all other thesis material must fit within these margin requirements.
This includes tables, figures, graphs, and appendices. When oversized pages are used, the same
margin measurements are maintained.
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3.8
Page numbers
The title page is page 1 of the thesis. All pages which follow are numbered in a single sequence with
Arabic numerals. Page numbers must be placed at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) below the top of the sheet, and
1 inch (2.5 cm) from the right edge. The numbers must be at least ¼ inch (0.63 cm) above the first line
of text.
3.9
Pagination
Every sheet of paper in the thesis must be numbered except for one: the title page. This includes
references, appendices, and vita. The title page is counted but not numbered. Arabic numerals are
used for all thesis pages. The font for the page numbers should be consistent with the text font (e.q. If
the text is in Arial font, then the page numbers should also be in Arial Font)
3.10 Reproduction Services
The ultimate responsibility for thesis correctness of thesis, including bound copies and other
reproduction format, lies with the student. The thesis should be proofread carefully before submission.
The student is solely responsible for compliance with these rules and regulations.
4.
PARTS OF A THESIS
The thesis consists of three main parts:
 the preliminary pages
 the text pages and
 the reference section
The student, in consultation with his/her Advisors, determines the internal arrangement within the text
and reference sections. The student is advised to consult with his/her Thesis Advisor regarding an
acceptable style before preparing the final copy of the thesis. Manuals of style are superseded by the
regulations for thesis preparation in this manual if there is a conflict in the instructions
regarding format.
Order of Thesis
The Preliminary Pages
Title page
Statement by the Author & Approval Page
Abstract
Copyright page
Dedication (optional)
Acknowledgments
Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
(counted but not numbered)
(counted and numbered)
(counted and numbered)
(counted and numbered)
(counted and numbered)
(counted and numbered)
(counted and numbered)
(counted and numbered)
(counted and numbered)
Text Pages
Body of Thesis
(counted and numbered)
The Reference Section
Glossary and or List of Symbols
References
Appendices
Curriculum Vitae
(counted and numbered)
(counted and numbered)
(counted and numbered)
(counted and numbered)
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Preliminary Pages
The information on the preliminary pages and the format for these pages are standardized and the
student must follow the samples and instructions presented in this manual (see samples). The student
will need to read both this general instruction section and the appropriate sample page section. The
approval page is always numbered “2”. There must be consistency between approval page and all
preliminary pages with respect to the student’s name, major field, advisor/co-advisor, title of thesis and
year the degree is awarded.
4.1.1
Title Page
The title for the thesis appears in full capital letters at the top of the page and should include
meaningful keywords descriptive of the subject and content to facilitate its location on a subject
index, since titles are the basis for computer searches from which subject lists are prepared by
Microfilm reference services.
Formulae, symbols, superscripts, subscripts, Greek letters, acronyms, and abbreviated forms in
general are to be spelled out (e.g KMnO4 is written as Potassium permanganate; TESL is
written as Teaching English as a Second Language).
The student’s name must be the name under which he or she is registered at SWISS GERMAN
UNIVERSITY
The date at the bottom of the title page is the month and the year in which the thesis is
submitted. This also applies to the revision of thesis that must be submitted after thesis
defense. See sample of the Title Page in Appendix.
4.1.2
Statement by the Author
This page is required. This page also consists of the approval by the Thesis Advisor, Coadvisor (if applicable) and the Dean. See Appendix.
4.1.3
Abstract
Abstract is a summary of your research result, consists of (1) background, (2) problem
statement, (3) methodology, (4) Results/Findings, and (5) Conclusion and Recommendation.
The Abstract is included as a page of your thesis. It is a numbered page in the thesis,
appearing just before the main body of the text. The heading ABSTRACT is centered at the
beginning of the page.
Keywords should be added at the end of the abstract containing maximum five key scientific
terms related to the content of the thesis. See Appendix 4.
4.1.4
Copyright Page
Copyrighted page is inserted immediately after the committee approval page. The following
information must appear centered (vertically and horizontally) on the copyright page:
© Copyright 2013
by (student’s name)
All rights reserved
To be consistent, use the name as it appears on the title page, committee approval page, and
abstract. This page is counted and numbered. The format for the copyright page is the same for
the bachelor’s thesis. See appendix 5.
4.1.5
Dedication Page
This page is optional, but if included, must always be numbered. The dedication should be brief
and no heading is necessary. See Appendix.
4.1.6
Acknowledgments
This page is to thank those who have helped in the process of obtaining the graduate degree.
Acknowledgments page must always be counted and numbered. See Appendix.
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4.1.7
Table of Contents
The table of contents should have a heading ‘TABLE OF CONTENTS’ in capital letters,
centered below the top margin. The titles of the chapters or sections, and at least the primary
and secondary subdivisions should be listed. They must be worded exactly as they appear in
the body of the thesis. This includes the list of references, appendices and vita. Tables and
Figures are listed separately. Page numbers must be given for each item listed. See Appendix
8.
4.1.8
List of Tables, Figures, Symbols, Acronyms, and Plates
The lists of tables, figures, symbols, acronyms, and plates should have a heading of LIST OF
TABLES (FIGURES, etc) in capital letters, centered below the top margin. In the lists of tables
and figures, the subheadings Table (Figure) and Page should be typed double-space below the
main heading. Table and figure titles should be single-spaced with double spacing between
entries.
Page numbers must be given for each table and figure listed. Tables (figures) must be
numbered consecutively throughout the text or alternatively numbered using a system which is
a reflection of their location, for example, Tables 3.1, 3.2, etc. The titles should be listed wordfor-word as they appear in the text. Include a list of tables or list of figures if there are five or
more tables or figures in the thesis. The list of tables and list of figures should not be combined
into one list. See Appendix.
4.2
Text Pages
4.2.1
Body of Thesis
The thesis must be divided in some manner of logical organization. Customary major divisions
are chapters which consist of: Introduction, Literature Review, Research Methods, Results and
Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendation.
Each chapter must be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. Each new chapter must
begin on a new page. The chapter number and title must be in all capital letters.
4.2.2
Special Illustrative Material: Photographs, Maps and Illustrations
4.2.2.1
Photographs
Photographs should be professional-quality black and white. Color photographs if
necessary could be included in the appendix. Photographs should be mounted on
sheets of paper of the same quality as the ones used for the text in a way that fits
within the required margins. Mounting of photographs should be done using the “dry
mounting” method with tissue pressed properly to exclude all air bubbles. Do not
mount any material using rubber cement, glue, tape, staples or photo mounting
corners.
Photo page-number placement follows standard requirements. Photo captions may
be placed on the subject and shot as part of the original negative. Captions may be
typed on the facing page to the photo, typed below the photo paper on the thesis
page (and within page-number margins), No captions or page numbers may be typed
directly on the printed photo used in the thesis or on the photo paper.
The copies of the thesis submitted to the University, for library archives, must have
original photographs unless the student is able to use a high quality, high contrast
copying machine to reproduce photographic material for submission in lieu of
photographs.
4.2.3.2
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Photocopy reproduction of previously published material must be legible and conform
to margin and page numbering requirements (see section 3.7 and 3.8). When
published material is included in the thesis, it is essential that the student follow
instructions for permission to reproduce copyrighted material.
4.3
The Reference Section
4.3.1
List of References
The list of references should go after the end of the main text. On occasion, especially in the
sciences, references are needed at the end of each chapter. This format is acceptable. The
student should consult with the Advisor to discuss the manner in which references are cited.
4.3.2
Appendices
Appendix material should be supporting documentation. Information central to your research
should be placed in the main text. All appendices follow the list of references. All appendices
must meet the margin requirements and have a page number. Material may be reduced to fit
margin requirements. Every page must be clear and legible.
4.3.3
Curriculum Vitae
The vita provides a brief biographical background of the student. It is not intended to be a
comprehensive resume or curriculum vitae. The heading CURRICULUM VITAE (centered, in
capital letters, and not underlined) should be typed below the top margin. All vita entries should
be listed in strict chronological order, with no subcategories or subheadings. The vita includes
the date (optional) and place of birth, dates of degrees and names of colleges or universities
(exclude the degree for which this Bachelor’s Thesis is written), academic or professional
employment, publications and presentations. If the student wishes, it may also include military
services, honors, awards and distinctions.
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Appendix 1: Sample of Thesis Proposal
PROPOSAL OF THESIS
[TITLE OF THESIS PROPOSAL]
By
[Name of Student]
[Student ID Number]
I propose to the Advisors and to the Committee Members a study of the afore mentioned topic to be
carried out in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the
BACHELOR’S DEGREE / MASTER’S DEGREE
in
[NAME OF STUDY PROGRAM]
[NAME OF FACULTY]
SWISS GERMAN UNIVERSITY
EduTown BSD City
Tangerang 15339
Indonesia
[Month and Year of Thesis Submission]
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OUTLINE OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL
1. INTRODUCTION
1.1.Background
(Why the research title is selected)
Background describes reasons to justify the adoption of the research title. Quantitative data to support
statements is strongly recommended. It concludes with a statement focusing on the justification of the
research to be carried out.
1.2. Research Problems
(What problems to be addressed)
Research problems are identified and formulated from the scope of the research. They are selected as the
ones the research is going to address. Here is only example of research problems from a research entitled “
Breast Cancer Among Black Women”.
1. The higher incidence of breast cancer among black Women.
2. The increased risk of diagnosis with advance-stage breast cancer among black women.
3. The higher mortality rate among black women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.
1.3. Research Objectives
(What targets should be achieved)
Research objectives consist of general objective and specific objectives. Based on the research problems the
research tries to solve, the objectives are formulated. For example, in relation to the topic discussed, research
objectives are as follows.
1.To observe the participation patterns of black women in relation to breast cancer screening.
2.To determine the extent to which black women receive follow-up treatment if breast cancer is detected, and
to ascertain the nature of the intervention.
1.4. Significance of Study
(What benefits will be gained. The novel part of the research outcomes.)
Example from the related research topic.
The study is significant for three reasons.
1. Since black females have a higher rate of death from breast cancer than white women, the issue of
screening and mammography offered at health clinics and hospitals is crucial.
2. The study will address the issue of barriers and obstacles to adequate health care delivery with
this population.
3.The study is significant because of its implications for health education, early detection, and
screening for breast cancer.
1.5. Research Questions
Example from the related research topic.
Question #1: What is the level of knowledge among Black women regarding breast cancer?
Question #2: What is the level of knowledge among Black women regarding breast cancer
screening?
Question #3: What is the frequency of visits that Black women make to physicians for breast
cancer screening or routine physical examinations?
Question #4: To what extent do the Black women in the study have a history of breast cancer in
their families?
1.6. Hypothesis
Example from the related research topic.
Hypothesis # 1: Subjects with a higher educational level will demonstrate higher rates of breast
cancer screening than those with lower levels of education.
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Hypothesis #2: Subjects from higher income levels will demonstrate higher rates of breast cancer
screening than those from lower income level.
Hypothesis #3: Subjects with a family history of breast cancer will demonstrate higher rates of breast cancer
screening.
2. LITERATURE REVIEW
Review of scientific publications describing previous studies related to the research topic, and research
objectives. Thus, general theory and knowledge, should be limited to the minimum. Review is expected to be
carried out on scientific articles in journals, proceedings, and thesis.
Citation of review is strictly from scientific publication, non scientific or popular publications such as media,
newspapers, and popular magazines are strictly to be avoided in a scientific writing. Lecture notes, laboratory
manual, and training manual are neither allowed.
3. RESEARCH METHODS
(How research will be carried out)
There are various kinds of research. This guideline outlines five of them, i.e., evaluation research,
experimental research, hardware and software design, simulation and modelling, and unique research such
as in the information technology. Other type of research will be rather inclusive, and should be discussed with
the advisors.
The common mistakes that should be strictly avoided are as follows.
1.Using a title of chapter or sub-chapter that have been used previously such as repetition of introduction,
and research objectives.
2.The use of “major” research as sub-chapter after “preliminary research”. There is no such “major” research
since all part of the research is essential. After “preliminary research” name the following part of your research
to reflect the content.
3.Putting outline of thesis in sub-chapter of Research Method. Outline of thesis has been stated in the Table
of Content.
4.Putting question mark in the chapter title. This is scientific publication, all sentences are statement
sentences except in Research Question.
3.1. Suggested Outline for Evaluation Research
1. Scope of Study
Describe the scope of the research in this sub-chapter.
2. Time Frame of Study
Time frame of study indicates the time boundary for taking data which will be used in the analysis.
3. Research Process/Research Framework
Research framework or research process illustrates the flow of research step by step within the
boundary of research scope. Flow chart is common to help in explaining the framework or process.
4. Population and Sampling Method
The target population for the study is identified, and the method of sampling for respondents, and
data collection is outlined.
5. Data Sources and Collection
All methods to collect both primary and secondary data from various sources are described in detail,
such as survey, in-depth interview, and Focus Group Discussion. The development of questionnaire
is also explained.
6. Method of Analysis
All analytical methods and tests should be described one by one in relation to the research process or
research framework, such as descriptive, statistical, value chain, cluster approach, gap, SWOT, and
I/E matrix analysis, and validity test.
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3.2. Suggested Outline for Experimental Research
1. Venue and Time
2. Materials and Equipments
Describe in details the homogeneity and the sources of the main material treated in the study. This
is essential since initial diversity of treated material will produce varieties in the results that
interfere with the influences of treatments on any observed variable. Example of the description is
as follows : “Mangosteen fruits was harvested at the maturity index of 4 meaning around 108 days
after anthesis from the farmer orchard at Kiarapedes, Purwakarta district, West Java, Indonesia.
The size of mangosteen was 5-6 fruits/kg. The fruits were carried in a plastic crate using land
vehicle to the laboratory, and were exposed to the surrounding air until the treatments were
applied on the second day after harvest”.
Avoid putting small appliances like knife, cutting board, beaker glass, and petri dish. Concentrate
on key equipments stating the name, brand and serial number. The picture of analytical
instruments do need to be posted in the thesis body. On the other hand, specific assembled
experimental instrument for the research should be included in this sub-chapter.
3. Preliminary Research
4. Design of Experiments
Outline the treatment factors and the level of treatment per each factor. Treatments are variables
that purposively varied in a research to check for their influence to a specific target. Provide
description, and function of all treatments.
Indicate the statistical analysis that is going to be used to process the data resulted from the
experiment. State the number of replications to be carried out during the study.
5. Experimental Procedure
Illustrate the step by step process taken to conduct the experiment including the applied
treatments. Flow chart will help to understand the procedure.
6. Observations
Determine the physico-chemical parameters that are going to be measured to observe the
influence of the applied treatments. Observed parameters are different from the measured ones.
For example, fruit color is a measured parameter, but the changes of fruit color is an observed
parameter.
7. Analytical Procedure
Described the analytical procedure to measure the observed parameters using international
standard.
3.3. Suggested Outline for Hardware and Software Design
1. Design Justification
The overview of design to be developed is described along with necessary justification for each of
element.
2. Components of Design
Components of design may consist of functional design and structural design, or mechanical,
electrical, and program design. Each should be described in details including the drawing.
3. Performance Test
In concise description, write the performance test of the designed prototype or system.
3.4. Suggested Outline for Simulation and Modelling
1. Theoretical Approach
Provide basic theory for the simulation model followed up by the formulated model that is going to be
developed in the study.
2. Experimental Considerations
In a concise description, outline the time and venue, the materials and equipments, the treatments,
and the experimental procedure to carry out the experiment.
3. Model Validity
Describe the model validity test against the results of the experimental data.
4. Sensitivity Test
Test the sensitivity of the model varying some variables that may have influences on the model
performances.
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3.5. Suggested Outline for Unique Research (such as Information Technology)
1. Research Framework
Research framework illustrates the flow of research step by step within the boundary of research
scope. Flow chart is common to help in explaining the framework or process.
2. System Overview
System overview consists of system definition, planning, and implementation. Each should be
described proportionally to the framework outlined in the previous chapter.
3. Data Collection and Analysis
Method to collect data should be explained here like data preparation, survey, and measurement. The
analysis of collected data is described such as algorithm or other ways of analysis.
4. Application and Performance Test
This sub-chapter covers the application of the defined system, the performance measurement, and
other characteristics such as the indicated error, and precision.
4. REFERENCES
Refer to the guidelines for references.
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Appendix 2: Outline of Thesis
INTRODUCTION
Refer to Outline of Research Proposal. All sub-chapters are the same. The only different from the
content of the research proposal is the part of Introduction of the thesis should be written in past tense,
since everything now already in the past.
II. LITERATURE REVIEW
Similar guidelines are applied using the same chapter in Research Proposal. However, more in-depth
review is expected from additional scientific articles.
III. RESEARCH METHODS
This chapter is expected to be the same with the similar chapter in Research Proposal. However,
modifications might be accommodated if some of the methods had been changed during the course of
the research. Research is open possibility, problems are always welcomed because it may produce a
novel invention. Thus, research proposal should be referred only as initial guidance that could be
changed in due needs of the research progress.
In writing Research Methods as part of the thesis, past tense should be applied since it was already
done some times ago.
IV. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
The systematic of this chapter may be developed accordingly to the Research Methods. It is worth to
note that each result should be discussed thoroughly, and compared to the previous study already
published and cited in the literature review. Keep in mind the objectives that already stated in the
beginning of the research proposal.
The regression of the function between variables is usually calculated when the ANOVA (Analysis of
Variance) indicates a significant difference among the treatments and the interaction of treatment.
However, the minimum number of treatment levels must be four. Less than that, the variable should be
illustrated in a histogram.
V. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Conclusions should make responses to each of specific objectives, item per item, stated in the beginning
of the thesis.
Recommendations are the specific outcome of the research that could be implemented for the
community at large, and the possible improvement that could be made on any aspect of the research, or
could be followed up in the future.
REFERENCES
Refer to the guidelines for references.
APPENDICES
All necessary documents that support the body of thesis such as computer program, raw data, detail of
engineering drawing, and statistical information constitute the appendices. Still justification should be taken
carefully in selecting the material for the appendices so that the volume is not cumbersome. It will be rather
awkward if the volume of appendices is larger than the body of the thesis.
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Appendix 3: Template of Cover and Title Page for Thesis
[TITLE OF THESIS]
By
[Name of Student]
[Student ID Number]
BACHELOR’S DEGREE / MASTER’S DEGREE
in
[NAME OF STUDY PROGRAM]
[NAME OF FACULTY]
SWISS GERMAN UNIVERSITY
EduTown BSD City
Tangerang 15339
Indonesia
[Month and Year of Thesis Submission]
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Appendix 4: List of Names of Faculties and Study Programs
Bachelor’s Degree:
FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND HUMANITIES
Study Program:
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
ACCOUNTING
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (HOTEL AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT)
COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Study Program:
MECHATRONICS
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
FACULTY OF LIFE SCIENCES
Study Program:
FOOD TECHNOLOGY
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Specialization in BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Specialization in PHARMACEUTICAL ENGINEERING
Master’s Degree:
FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND HUMANITIES
Study Program:
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Study Program:
MASTER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Appendix 5:..... Template Statement by the Author – Before Thesis Defense
STATEMENT BY THE AUTHOR
I hereby declare that this submission is my own work and to the best of my knowledge, it contains no material
previously published or written by another person, nor material which to a substantial extent has been
accepted for the award of any other degree or diploma at any educational institution, except where due
acknowledgement is made in the thesis.
[Name of Student]
_______________________________________________
Student
_______________
Date
Approved by:
[Name and Title of Advisor]
_________________________________________________
Thesis Advisor
________________
Date
(OPTIONAL)
[Name and Title of Co-Advisor]
_________________________________________________
Thesis Co-Advisor
________________
Date
_________________________________________________
Dean
________________
Date
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10. Appendix 6:........ Template Statement by the Author – After Thesis Defense
STATEMENT BY THE AUTHOR
I hereby declare that this submission is my own work and to the best of my knowledge, it contains no material
previously published or written by another person, nor material which to a substantial extent has been
accepted for the award of any other degree or diploma at any educational institution, except where due
acknowledgement is made in the thesis.
_______________________________________________
Student Name
_______________
Date
Revision after Thesis Defense on [month date, year]
Approved by:
_________________________________________________
Thesis Advisor
________________
Date
_________________________________________________
Dean
________________
Date
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11. Appendix 7:................................................... Sample of Abstract of the Thesis
ABSTRACT
EXAMPLE OF BACHELOR THESIS TITLE
WITH LENGTH OF TWO LINES
By
James Students
Prof. Thesis Advisorus, Advisor
George Coadvisoris, S.Si, M.Si, Co-Advisor
SWISS GERMAN UNIVERISTY
Begin typing the abstract here, 1.5 spaced. The abstract must include the following components:
purpose of the research, methodology, findings, and conclusion. The body of the abstract is limited
to maximum 200 words. The abstract may consist of one or more pages. The first page is formatted
the same as a first chapter page; subsequent pages are formatted the same as general text pages.
Begin typing the abstract here, 1.5 spaced. The abstract must include the following components:
purpose of the research, methodology, findings, and conclusion. The body of the abstract is limited
to maximum 200 words. The abstract may consist of one or more pages. The first page is formatted
the same as a first chapter page; subsequent pages are formatted the same as general text pages.
Begin typing the abstract here, 1.5 spaced. The abstract must include the following components:
purpose of the research, methodology, findings, and conclusion. The body of the abstract is limited
to maximum 200 words. The abstract may consist of one or more pages. The abstract must include
the following components: purpose of the research, methodology, findings, and conclusion. This is
to give the example of abstract with the length of exactly 200 words.
Keywords: Keyword1, Keyword2, Keyword3, Keyword4, Keyword5 (use scientific terms).
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12. Appendix 5:.............................................................. Sample of Copyright Page
© Copyright 2013
by James Student
All rights reserved
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13. Appendix 6:.............................................................Sample of Dedication Page
DEDICATION
Dedication is normally short and direct. Example:
I dedicate this works for the future of the country I loved: Indonesia
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14. Appendix 7:............................................... Sample of Acknowledgments Page
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This is the part where you express your gratitude to all parties involved in the success of your thesis
work. However, keep it simple and short.
Example: I wish to thank the members of my committee for their support, patience and good humor.
Their gentle but firm direction has been most appreciated. Prof. Thesis Advisorus was particularly
helpful in guiding me toward a qualitative methodology. George Coadvisoris’s interest in sense of
competence was the impetus for my proposal. Finally, I would like to thank Dr. Stephen Fain. From
the beginning, he had confidence in my abilities to not only complete a degree but to complete it
with excellence.
I have found my coursework throughout the Curriculum and Instruction program to be stimulating
and thoughtful, providing me with the tools with which to explore both past and present ideas and
issues.
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15. Appendix 8:..............................................Sample Page of a Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
STATEMENT BY THE AUTHOR...............................................................................................2 ABSTRACT…...........................................................................................................................22 DEDICATION............................................................................................................................24 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS........................................................................................................ 25 TABLE OF CONTENTS .......................................................................................................... 26 LIST OF FIGURES .................................................................................................................. 27 LIST OF TABLES .................................................................................................................... 28 CHAPTER 1 – INTRODUCTION.............................................................................................29 1.1 Background..........................................................................................................32 1.2 Objectives.............................................................................................................40 1.3 Hypothesis............................................................................................................45 2.1 Theoretical Perspectives......................................................................................50 2.2 Previous Studies..................................................................................................55 CHAPTER 3 – RESEARCH METHODS.................................................................................60 3.1 Materials and Equipment ...................................................................................... 65 3.2 Analytical Method ................................................................................................. 68 CHAPTER 4 – RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS ..................................................................... 70 4.1 Initial Evaluation ................................................................................................... 75 4.2 Data Analysis ........................................................................................................ 80 CHAPTER 5 – CONCLUSION AND RECCOMENDATIONS ................................................. 85 5.1 Conclusion ............................................................................................................ 90 5.2 Recommendations .............................................................................................. 100 GLOSSARY
.....................................................................................................................105 REFERENCES .....................................................................................................................110 Swiss German University
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16. Appendix 9:...................................................... Sample Page of List of Figures
LIST OF FIGURES
Figures
Page
1. Example of figure placement in your body of thesis and its label ..................... 20 2. Another example of figure placement in your body of thesis and its label ....... 35 3. Another example of figure placement in your body of thesis and its label ....... 40 Swiss German University
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17. Appendix 10:...................................................... Sample Page of List of Tables
LIST OF TABLES
Table
Page
1. Example of table placement in your body of thesis and its label ........................ 43 2. Another example of table placement in your body of thesis and its label ...........47 3. Another example of table placement in your body of thesis and its label........... 50 4. Another example of table placement in your body of thesis and its label.......... .60 Swiss German University
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18. Appendix 11:................................................ Sample Page of Curriculum Vitae
CURRICULUM VITAE
Name:
(first name, middle name, last name)
Place of Birth:
(city, Region)
Date of Birth:
(dd, mm, yyyy)
Address:
Cikarang Permai Indah Blok B No. 1
Tangerang 15321
Education:
1997 - Present,
1994 – 1997
1991 – 1994
1985 – 1991
Courses:
English Course at International Language Program, Jakarta
German Course at Goethe Institute, Jakarta
French Course at The Centre Cultural Francaise, Jakarta
English Course at the ELS Language Centre, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
CAL Computer Training
CTC Computer Training Centre
Seminars & Workshops:
2002, “Go Wireless” Seminar, 2002
2002, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Seminar
2001, Successful Presentation and Moderation, by MC3 Consult
(Management Communication Creativity Coaching), Tangerang
Work Experience
Aug 2001 – Nov 2001, Internship Program, Serang Industrial Training
Institute, Serang, Banten
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SMU Pangudi Luhur, Jakarta
SMP 1 Cikini, Jakarta
SD Tarakanita, Jakarta
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