Dr Jana Martiskova
What do you think, the components of a research proposal are?
Whether you agree or not, there are many vies regarding the components of a research proposal. Some belief it to be short while some long, some believe it must not have a rationale section while some take it as the most important thing.
A good research proposal will have the following components. Make sure you are logged in to our websites for more information in relation to this topic of discussion.
I am not talking about William Shakespeare or William Wordsworth. Rather it includes the background of the topic under study or the published information or the previous similar work on the same theme. It is also good to provide a critical approach to the previous research works as well.
Which includes the hypothesis, the issues of the research and the importance of the results; the imitation (expected obstacles). These three things are extremely important for a research proposal and this is why they are called the rationale for a proposal.
A problem statement is one of the most basic sections of a research proposal Introduction. In this section, the whole proposal depends, therefore, it needs to be complete, clear and concise. Make sure you are not using any word that works as a double-edged sword.
Here you write about the aims and goals of the research and what will you achieve generally and specifically.
In this part of the proposal you briefly write about research design will be applied and how are you going to conduct the research i. e. the sampling for the study, the means to collect the data, plan of analysis … etc; and the time table for doing the study.
Here you give a brief about the results and outcomes you expected out of the research.
Write about how the anticipated outcomes/results of your research will be applied or be of use to your organization/people.
The measures for a good quality proposal are: