|You are required to compile a Research Proposal for your chosen topic, to be used as the foundation for your research project in RES310.
The Proposal should be written in a report format.
Use the following structure with headings and sub- headings: (See class notes for an example)
1. Introduction: (± 200 words)
• General background of your topic; must mention your topic question
• Outline main points in the proposal
• Purpose statement of the proposal (NOT the research topic but what this proposal is about)
• 2. Findings:
2.1 Topic / title (± 14 words: in the form of a question)
2.2 Purpose/ problem statement of the topic (± 50-100 words: purpose of your topic & what you will argue when you write the paper)
2.3 Significance and justification of the research project (± 300 words: justify why this topic is relevant & whether it is feasible)
2.4 Main points of argument / threads / to be discussed in the research project (± 50-100 words: your threads which will becoming headings in your body of the research paper, point form, NO discussion)
|2.5 TABLE showing list of main points / threads with corresponding research methods and methodologies used (±200-300 words in a TABLE format)
2.6 TABLE showing list of primary research methods used with justification (±200-300 words in a TABLE format)
2.7 Ethical considerations of the project (±300 words: quality & integrity of your secondary & primary research)
2.8 Expected outcomes and limitations of the research project (±400 words: predictions about the research & limitations)
2.9 Personal reflection of the research process so far (±200 words: evaluate your research journey so far)
3. Conclusion and Recommendations: (± 200 words)
• Summarize findings
• Sum up final thoughts
• Recommendations for further research
• Copies of primary research questions/ questionnaires
The writing style for the Research Proposal is formal, business writing. Do not use the first person. Use full sentences. Should be APA 6th Edition for bibliography.