Sunday, January 13, 2008

5 Ws & H in writing research proposal

A research proposal is a persuasive document that:
1. establishes that there is a research problem (“what”)
2. establishes that addressing this problem will contribute to knowledge (“why”)
3. establishes significance of the proposed work (“why”)
4. outlines a plan for answering that question - using available resources (“how”)
5. is a plan that you will implement using the skills you have and/or will acquire (“how”)
6. outlines expectations, commitments and obligations that the student and the University have to each other (“how”)

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