1.6 Assumptions of the study

In this section, you are required to provide the facts presumed to  be true but have not been verified. The assumptions help you as a researcher to justify the study.

Example

In conducting a study on teacher-parental factors affecting students academic achievement in private secondary schools in Embu Municipality, the following assumptions were made:

  1. That all respondents would be cooperative and provide reliable responses,
  2. Teachers’ professional experience affects the students academic performance in private secondary schools in Embu Municipality,
  3. Parental economic background affects the students’ academic performance in private secondary schools in Embu municipality,
  4. The researcher does not know the extent to which teacher/parental factors affect the students’ academic performance in private schools in Embu Municipality.

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