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Title: Writing an Under-graduate Research Proposal: Science


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Writing an Under-graduate Research Proposal
Science
  • This workshop will
  • Consider the ways proposals differ from other
    types of academic writing
  • Explore common components of many research
    proposals at this level
  • Offer tips and strategies for writing up an
    effective proposal
  • Louise Livesey
  • Academic Skills Adviser

2
The Plan
  1. How proposals are different to other assignments
  2. Sections in a research proposal
  3. Tips for writing an effective proposal

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1.How proposals are different to other assignments
  • A proposals function
  • to provide an outline of your intended
  • research activity. You need to include
  • what your research question/s are
  • why you have chosen this research activity and
    field
  • the subject of your research activity
  • how you intend to undertake the research activity
  • why you have chosen these methods

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1.How proposals are different to other assignments
  • Use the future tense
  • Possibly use first person
  • Use sections and headings
  • Short assignment
  • Your and your tutor agree
  • Possible specific format to course

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2.Sections in a research proposal
  • Titles should
  • reflect your aim/s
  • Identify the setting
  • Use the hypothesis or research question/s as a
    base
  • Be concrete about what your are researching

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2.Sections in a research proposal
  • Any issues with this title?
  • Analysis of the rate of decay in a fully-clothed
  • human body

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2.Sections in a research proposal
  • Activity 1 Any issues with this title?
  • Analysis of the rate of decay in a fully-clothed
  • human body enclosed in a car boot.

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2.Sections in a research proposal
  • How about this one?
  • Analysis of the rate of decay in a fully-clothed
  • human body enclosed in a car boot and found in a
  • car park in North West England.

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2.Sections in a research proposal
Aim a fruit cake
  • Objectives the key steps of baking. i.e.
    getting your ingredients together and following a
    recipe.

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2.Sections in a research proposal
  • Introduction
  • Shorter literature review
  • Research design/Methodology
  • Chose methods and tools
  • Rejected methods
  • Your stance
  • Ethical considerations
  • Consent
  • Confidentiality and anonymity
  • Data storage
  • Access to results
  • Conclusion/recommendations
  • Timeframe
  • Reference list/bibliography

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3.Tips for writing an effective proposal
  • Be clear and concise by using as few words as
    possible and not using multi-syllabic words where
    simple ones will do. Tutors and markers have
    thousands of words to read so make it easy for
    them to find the key messages in the designated
    sections.
  • When writing about you, be relevant. For example,
    I have years of sales experience so I am
    comfortable with people and have good
    communication skills. Therefore I am most likely
    to use interview and focus group methods to
    collect my data. This is relevant-my cycling
    proficiency test is not!
  • Learn to give and receive feedback from
    co-students as this could provide valuable
    information on how to improve your proposal, and
    you will be better prepared for feedback from
    your tutor.
  • Use the following WHITTLE checklist

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3.Tips for writing an effective proposal
  • What is the research question is it targeted
    and refined or to broad?
  • How will you carry out your research what is
    the methodology, methods and tools you have
    chosen and why? Why have you rejected others?
    What is your stance as a researcher?
  • Importance why is your research important? Who
    are most likely to find your research important?
  • Timely why should your research be carried out
    now?
  • Title does your proposed title tell a reader
    what the research is about?
  • Literature have you identified the key research
    carried out in your field? Do you show a clear
    link between the existing literature and your
    research?
  • End result are the aims clearly defined and when
    you have finished your research, what will the
    end result be?

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Academic Skills Advice Service
  • Where are we? Chesham Building B0.23
  • What do we do? Support undergraduate students
    with their study skills by running clinics and
    workshops, having bookable appointment slots, and
    enabling students to drop-in for Instant Advice.
  • Who are we? Michael and Helen specialise in Maths
    Support Lucy and Russell advise students on
    study skills and I (Louise) deliver the
    workshops
  • When can you come for help? Everyday both face to
    face and on-line
  • How do I get in touch? Email academic-skills_at_brad
    .ac.uk or website www.brad.ac.uk/academic-skills

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