Badges: 3
Report Thread starter 7 years ago
I don't know where to start. What's I need a hypothesis involving making biodiesel. We're supposed to explore different starting points and methods for making biofuel. I don't know where to start

Here's the task brief if you wanna have a look
Task 1: Identify and define a research topic and produce a clearly defined research aim or testable hypothesis

Before undertaking this assignment you should conduct the following preliminary work:

· Research a topic of your course that interests you selected from a list of topic areas.
· Research the techniques used and the science concepts applied.
· Refer to previous / related work on your area of interest linking probable outcomes to relevant theories or previous work.
· Use a variety of primary and secondary sources.
· Assess reliability of sources and reference correctly.
· Develop a clearly stated research aim and /or testable hypothesis
· Start a reflective log /dairy of the whole process (You will each be handed out a book to do this in at the start of the project).

Task 2: Plan and design a research project
You need to develop a detailed plan that must include the following:

  • Give an informative title for your investigation.

· Develop a research aim. In your aim section state your objectives by clearly stating the problem or your research question. Include background information and research about your topic. Remember to include research about possible methods that can be used to investigate the topic, the science concepts applied and how your problem is relevant to your chosen field.

· Develop a testable hypothesis that is directly related to problem/research question. Puts forward a tentative prediction (theory) scientifically explained about what you think will happen in the experiment based on initial evidence. Key variables are selected.

· Develop a detailed plan (method) of how you are going to carry out your investigation based on clear objectives which addresses all relevant tasks including:

· a timescale for project and prioritises research tasks to be investigated (under essential and time permitting)

· provision of a full list of appropriate (and available) equipment and materials. Give scientific diagrams of assembled apparatus.

  • Clearly explain with justification how your plan allows for the control of variables, accuracy and reliability and the collection of enough, relevant data for your objectives to be met.

· State anticipated method of data collection and analysis

· Consider then state health and safety precautions, then carry out and complete a full risk assessment for the work.

· Keep a reflective log / diary of the whole process.
TSR Learn Together
Badges: 9
Report 7 years ago
Hi there,

While you're waiting for an answer, did you know we have 300,000 study resources that could answer your question in TSR's Learn together section?

We have everything from Teacher Marked Essays to Mindmaps and Quizzes to help you with your work. Take a look around.

If you're stuck on how to get started, try creating some resources. It's free to do and can help breakdown tough topics into manageable chunks. Get creating now.


Not sure what all of this is about? Head here to find out more.

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
new posts
to top
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.


How would you feel if uni students needed to be double vaccinated to start in Autumn?

I'd feel reassured about my own health (8)
I'd feel reassured my learning may be less disrupted by isolations/lockdowns (11)
I'd feel less anxious about being around large groups (4)
I don't mind if others are vaccinated or not (8)
I'm concerned it may disadvantage some students (4)
I think it's an unfair expectation (16)
Something else (tell us in the thread) (1)

Watched Threads

View All