Proposal writing is the first important stage in the research process. It helps you adequately plan your investigation, so that you can successfully complete it. Let’s discuss how to prepare a proposal that will make your committee say “Wow, this student definitely knows what s/he is doing”.
How to Write a Proposal and What to Include?
A research proposal discusses what and how you are going to research. Proposals are always written before the rest of the project and they require the approval of the committee. These are the main parts that should be included in a proposal:
- introduction (statement of the problem, purpose of research, significance of study);
- background (a preliminary literature review);
- methodology (research method, sampling and stages of research);
- expected outcomes and possible implications;
- list of references.
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