b refer to the specific questions/problems/hypotheses being investigated
c identify the location of the investigation.
An outline of the purpose of the study and/or some of the aims. There
is sufficient detail for the reader to know what the study is about, and where
it is located, however the question or issue is only briefly identified. The
sequence of work is uncertain.
A clear statement of the broad purpose of the study, its aims and
location. The question or issue is made clear and the sequence of work is
The broad purpose of the study, its aims and location are given in some
detail. Questions and issues are thoroughly identified and an effective sequence
of investigation is established. (This is particularly important where the
investigation is based on group work.)