Writing a Research Proposal: From Title Through Research Question and Conceptual Framework to Methodology
from: Postgraduate Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for PhD and Master's Students and their Supervisors (Author: Aceme Nyika). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2018) Pages: 49-68.
Writing a research proposal is an important step in postgraduate programmes that require research projects to be conducted. Put simply, a research proposal is a detailed plan of the research project that one wants to conduct. Thus the proposal addresses the 'what' and 'how' questions about the intended research project. In addition, research proposals enable academic institutions to assess if their postgraduate candidates have adequate comprehension of the research process to be able to conduct research properly. Although the exact format of research proposals may vary from one subject area to another and from one academic institution to another, there are some fundamental components which are to a large extent universal. This article walks the reader though the process of writing a research proposal, starting from title through research question and conceptual framework to research methodology read more ...