develop a research proposal

Develop a Research Proposal


Writing the Proposal - Constructing the
Proposal Statement

A research proposal statement briefly outlines your purpose, method of investigation, and topic.  For our purposes, this exercise is an informal description and exploration of your topic — just something to help you frame the issues you wish to study as you begin your research.

Constructing the proposal statement will also be a good opportunity for you to save the document Crafting a Research Proposal: The Introduction, a research proposal planning guide that will lead you through the process of drafting of your research proposal.  This guide is a Word.doc that you will save to your computer and add to as you move through this part of the web site. and complete each step.

Use the flow chart below, and Crafting a Research Proposal: The Introduction to write your research proposal statement, a preliminary description of what you hope to do and achieve from your research investigation.  If you need to review any of the terms in the flowchart, you can return to Step One: Encounter the Task.

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research flowchart

Crafting a Research Proposal:The Introduction

Now that you have clarified your ideas about your research, it is time to start your actual proposal.

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