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Title: WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL


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WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL
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RESEARCH PROPOSAL
  • Any research study should have a proper proposal
    in written form before it is actually carried out
  • It is like a blue print of a building plan
  • before the construction starts

3
  • Writing a research proposal is both science and
    art
  • A good research proposal is based on scientific
    facts and on the art of clear communication

4
  • Reasons for writing a research proposal 
  • Organizing your ideas
  • Opportunity to think through project carefully, an
    d clarify and define regarding research
  • Provides an outline and guide through the research
     process
  • Convincing your audience
  • Lets audience  know what you would like to researc
    h  plan for it.
  • Gives an opportunity to receive feedback
  • Contracting with your client
  • Helps to get clear objective of the client
  • Serves as a contract between you and your client

5
  • The content of the research proposal 
  • Title
  • Introduction to the Title
  • Introduction
  • Problem Statement (Identified Questions)
  • Significance of the Study
  • Content
  • Background
  • Literature Review
  • Research objectives
  • Research Methodology
  • Timescale
  • Resources
  • References

6
  • Title
  • Choose an unique topic.
  • Be Clear Specific.
  • Narrow and focus your topic.
  • Background
  • Shows the Literature Rationale of the chosen of
    topic
  • State the research objectives
  • Refer the business issue shows curiosity to
    resolve
  • Include general statements about the significance
    of the study

7
  • Research questions objectives
  • Questions
  • Eg- 1.What are the attitudes of?
  • 2.Is there a significant different
    between?
  • 3.Is there any relationship between..?
  • Objectives
  • Determine what information is critical for the
    project
  • Ask yourself At the end of the research what
    should I learn

8
  • Method
  • There are mainly 2 parts,
  • 1.Research Design
  • 2.Data Collection
  • 1.Research Design - Overall view of method chosen
    reason for choice
  • Explain where you intend to carry out the
    research
  • Identify research population (Managers, workers)
  • Explain why you choose population
  • Outline whether your research is qualitative or qu
    antitative
  • 2.Data Collection-Much more details about
    specific data collection
  • Techniques to collect data (questionnaire
    /Interviews)
  • Subjects to collect data.
  • Data analyzing methods

9
  • Timescale
  • Include a timeline to guide you and keep you on tr
    ack.
  • Estimate the time needed for tasks and allocate
    on week/monthly basis
  • Divide research plan in to stages
  • Gantt chart will provide simple visual
    presentation of tasks/activities against a
    timeline.

10
  • Resources
  • Outline the resources you need and propose a budge
    t. 
  • Can be categorized as Finance/Data Access
    Equipment
  • Finance
  • Travel
  • Data Analysis
  • Postage of questionnaires
  • Data Access
  • Approvals from host organizations
  • Agreement
  • Equipment
  • Access to necessary computer hardware/software

11
  • References
  • Use of key literature sources
  • Books
  • Articles
  • Magazines
  • Journal Articles
  • Web sites
  • (State by using Harvard referencing methods)

12
Tips for successful proposal writing
  • Make it simple
  • Read your work loud
  • Give it to lots of peers to read
  • Revise , revise, revise.

13
Thank You
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