||Research objectives must be: S-M-A-R-T
- Formulation of General and specific research objectives:
- The 'general objective' of a study states what researchers expect to
achieve by the study in general terms.
- It is advisable to break down a general objective into smaller,
logically connected parts. These are normally referred to as 'specific
- Specific objectives should systematically address the various
aspects of the problem, and the key factors that are assumed to
influence or cause the problem. They should specify what you will do in
your study, where and for what purpose.