Writing a research proposal? This page is to assist you on how to do it. Proposal writing is important to your pursuit of a graduate degree. The proposal is, in effect, an intellectual scholastic (not legal) contact between the writer and the committee. It specifies what you will do, how you will do it, and how you will interpret the results. In specifying what will be done, it also gives criteria for determining whether it is done. In approving the proposal, you committee gives their best judgment that the approach to the research is reasonable and likely to yield the anticipated results. They are implicitly agreeing that they will accept the result as adequate for the purpose of granting a degree.
Writing a research proposal
The introduction typically begins with a general statement of the problem area, with a focus on a specific research problem, to be followed by the rationale or justification for the purpose of the proposed study. In the introduction you have to: State the research problem, which is often referred to as the purpose of the study; provide the context and set the stage for your research questions in such a way as to show its necessity and importance; present the rationale of your proposed study and clearly indicate why it is worth doing; briefly describe the major issues and sub problems to be addressed by your research; identify the key independent and dependent variables of your experiment. Alternatively, specify the phenomenon you want to study; state your hypothesis or theory. If any, for explanatory or phenomenological research, you may not have any hypothesis; set the delimitation or boundaries of your proposed research in order to provide a clear focus; provide definitions of key concepts.
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The research proposal should have sufficient information to convince your readers that you have an important research idea, that you have a good grasp of the relevant literature and the major issues, and that your methodology is sound. The quality of your research proposal depends not only on the quality of your proposed project, but also on the quality of your proposal writing. Do it with us.