Format Of Writing A Research Proposal

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.

Here is a brief explanation of the sections needed to complete a standard research proposal as well as the writing timeline you should strive to follow. A two page paper might just require a paragraph or two for a proposal.

This article was co-authored by Christopher Taylor, Ph D.

Christopher Taylor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Texas.

It is also helpful to keep in mind that you are telling a story to an audience.

Try to tell it in a stimulating and engaging manner.

Regardless of your research area and the methodology you choose, all research proposals must address the following questions: What you plan to accomplish, why you want to do it and how you are going to do it.

Secondly, you need to provide a brief but appropriate historical backdrop.

The introduction generally covers the following elements: Literature Review: Sometimes the literature review is incorporated into the introduction section.

However, most professors prefer a separate section, which allows a more thorough review of the literature.

In short, try to paint your research question in broad brushes and at the same time bring out its significance.

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 rational or justification for the proposed study.

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