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Develop a Research Proposal

Writing My Proposal - Sample Proposals

Sample Research Proposals

Review the following sample research proposals.  As you review each, consider how each element in the proposal is described and explained by the researcher, consider what is included, in what order it is shared, and how elements are combined.  Also consider what is omitted, and/or what new elements are included that have not previously been studied in class.  Lastly, consider how the researcher composed the proposal with an audience in mind, and what elements of the proposal work to persuade that audience.

As you review the proposals, select ones that are in your field of study AND ones that are of interest to you.  Keep track of and reflect on what you have using Reflection: Reviewing Sample Proposals.  This will help you to complete your Reflection Journal entry, where you will begin to make some decisions about what you found effective, what you liked, or what you have decided NOT to do in your own proposal.

Field Proposal
Engineering A Proposal to Research the Storage Facility
for Spent Nuclear Fuel at Yucca Mountain;  A Proposal to Review How Geophysical Precursors Can Help Predict Earthquakes

'You Looks Like Youse Yo' Own Daughter': Figuring (In)fertility and Maternity in Their Eyes Were Watching God

Literature; Art and Architecture

On the Home Front: Gender Disruption and the Great War; Inferiority and Alienation in Childe Hassan's "New York Window Paintings"


Developing Techniques for Using Software Documents: A Series of Empirical Studies

Business  A situational analysis of shared leadership in a self-managing team 
Creative Writing Coincidence, Causality, and the 'Literary Page-Turner' 
Chemistry The Total Synthesis of the Antimalarial Natural Products 
Humanities The Translation of Metaphors, With Reference to Modern Italian Protestant Bibles 
Music Dramatic underpinnings in the musical theatre books of Peter H. Stone 
Sociology/Biology Skin color, culture, and blood pressure in southeastern Puerto Rico 
Human Geography 
Economics/Sociology The implications of economic and social mobility for transnational West African migrants in Spain 
Anatomy/Performance Art The effect of the dorsiflexion-eversion stress test on tibial nerve conduction parameters
Physics Optimization of baseball swing parameters for three levels of play
Ecology The effects of wildfire on the concentration of ozone in the atmosphere 

Synthesis of tyrosinase inhibitors 


Measuring Geographical Differences in Technical Change in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector

Game Theory/Microeconomics

Robotics proposal
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