The purpose of this tutorial is to help you develop an approach for writing a clear and focused research proposal.
We will begin by looking at the broad purpose and requirements of proposals.
The exact format and requirements for a research proposal can vary slightly depending on the type of research being proposed and the specific demands of the institution you plan to submit your proposal to, but there are a few basics that are almost always needed.
Overall, a good research proposal takes time to write and must identify what the proposed research will address and why the proposed research is so important. The length of the proposal depends on the length of the paper.
The most important thing to keep in mind about the study/project design component is that it should not simply consist of a list of tasks that will be undertaken.
Above all, it needs to establish that these tasks constitute the most effective way of exploring the research problem.
Most importantly, it should clearly demonstrate the gap or problem that your research project will address by outlining both the strengths and the limitations of previous research.
There are three main considerations when writing a literature review for a research proposal: A useful way to generate ideas for your literature review is to brainstorm the key scholars, texts, arguments, sources and methods that are related to your research topic. Your answers might take the form of brief dot points or you might prefer to write more extensive responses.
Writing a research proposal engages a number of skills.
These skills can be grouped into three clusters: The proposal gives you an opportunity to exhibit your mastery of subject knowledge and familiarity with current research trends.