THIS RESEARCH PROPOSAL IS DESIGNED TO GIVE THE KEY SECTIONS THAT HAVE TO BE COMPLETED FOR A SUCCESSFUL PROPOSAL. THE NUMBER OF WORDS IN THIS DOCUMENT SHOULD BE 2000.
SECTION 1: THE RESEARCH TOPIC
1a What is your research topic about?
1b What is the issue/problem that your proposal addresses and why is it important to the reader?
1c Why is the topic of interest to you?
SECTION 2: RESEARCH AIMS, QUESTIONS AND OBJECTIVES
2a Research Aim(s) / Purpose
2b Research Questions/Sub Questions
2c Research Objectives
2d Key theories/Conceptual Models considered/used to address your topic
SECTION 3 KEY LITERATURE (Increase the size of these sections if necessary)
3a Main themes (& supporting citations) being discussed on your Topic in the Literature
3b Main arguments (& supporting citations) where authors agree/disagree on your Topic
SECTION 4 METHODOLOGY
4a Alternative methodologies considered : For Applied Research Dissertations provide details about the business plan you are proposing to design and implement
4b Actual Methodology that you plan to use
4c Justification for the Methodology that you plan to use
SECTION 5 RESEARCH TIMETABLE
Insert a Gantt Chart showing all the actions to complete your dissertation, beginning and end dates of each action and length of time to complete each action