Titles of Investigatory Projects

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Investigation research projects require detailed writing of research and data collected during the study. The title for a research project is an important aspect of the project writing, as it is the first thing a reader looks at before reading your paper. Therefore, research project titles present a clear understanding of the investigation and purpose of the research project.

1 Choosing Words for an Investigation Title

The words in an investigatory research project should be chosen carefully. There should be an association with the words in the title and the project itself. For instance, if the project has to do with investigating chemicals in groundwater, the title should state the type of chemical, as well as the reason for testing the chemicals in groundwater.

2 Length of Title

The length of the title of an investigatory project should be brief; however, it should be detailed and descriptive of the subject of the research project. For instance, here is an example of a good title: "Correlation Between Toxic Chemicals and the Stress Response in Marine Flatfish." The title is brief and is still able to illustrate to the reader what the project is looking at and in what type of animal.

3 When to Write the Title

The title of the investigatory project should be written when you are aware of the details to the project, such as the variables being used and the type of specimens or objects being used. The title also can be updated or changed when the project is finished, since the results may be different or may have varied throughout the project.

4 Title Page

The title page of investigatory projects should include the brief detailed title of the project as well as your name and professional title, company or institution where the research project is being completed; the address, the date, and your email or contact information. Depending on where the project is being submitted to, the formatting and organization of this information can vary.

Based in Huntington Beach, Calif., Dana Schafer has been writing environmental articles and grant proposals since 2006. Schafer has written for Grace Unlimited Corporation and Youth Have Vision. Schafer is in the process of receiving a Master of Science in biology from California State University, Long Beach.