Agung Budi Kurniawan, Dwi Rahayu, Indah Puspitasari


This article is one of our research outputs. We present one of our research finding and discussion. Our research data is 40 English S-1thesis of English study program of STKIP PGRI Pacitan in the academic year 2014-2015. We analyze them one by one separately. Our research object is chapter 1 and chapter 3 in which we only include research design statement and explanation for chapter 3 data. We present about 13 macro or general mistakes of constructing research problem formulation and 5 causes of the problem. Those 13 mistakes consist of Coherence problem with research topic, Coherence problem with background of the study, Coherence problem with identification of the problem, Coherence problem with research design, Using overgeneralization phrase, Presenting unrelated research questions, Presenting incomplete research questions, Presenting overlap questions, Using wrong writing rules, Using question taq or yes / no question, Using superficial questions, Problem of chronological order, Utilizing missed questions, and Less creative. Those 5 general causes for the mistakes consist of; Misunderstanding the research topic, Constructing wrong concept in the background, Identifying wrong problems in the identification of problem sub-chapter, Never reading previous studies, Having low competence of research methods. We give short explanation for every point. One important thing taken from this research is that the extent of fatal impact of research problem formulation. It determines what a researcher has to do, find out, describe, analyze, conclude, till implement the research totally. We expect that this article could give new information, knowledge, and references especially for researchers.


Mistake, Constructing, Research, Problem Formulation

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