You may be a little confused about how to write a research proposal for funding, or for persuading a university department to accept you onto a PhD programme. The research proposal needs to be planned very carefully as it is this that will determine whether or not you are admitted onto a programme.
The research proposal itself has to be crafted very well and with attention to detail. You have to justify the reasons why your proposed study will be useful and add to the current literature on your chosen subject in a positive way.
You have to write a proposal before being accepted onto a post-graduate programme.
Here are the steps you need to take before you write your proposal.
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You do not need to write an abstract for a research proposal. The proposal should be written in sections.
Of course, you don’t have to actually do the study for the research proposal, but you do have to consider what problems you might encounter and suggest ways of dealing with them.
You will need to write a comprehensive bibliography which will follow your proposal. This should include all the material you have read, not just the material you have referred to in your study. The bibliography section does not count as far as your word limit is concerned.
If you need a reference section, this should only list the material (books, paper, journals etc.) that you have cited in your proposal.
Follow the guidelines your tutor has given you and be sure to write your proposal in the required style, for example A.P.A. (American Psychological Association). This is one of the most usual styles required.
The following are examples of citations in APA style:
Note that DOI is an abbreviation for digital object identifier. The number given assists in linking content to its URL and location in the world wide web (www.). DOI numbers all begin with the number 10 and they are always separated by a slash (/).
If you need to cite a magazine that is in print you will need to give the author’s last name, followed by his or her initial(s), then the year and month the magazine was published (in brackets), followed by the title of the article and then the name of the magazine in italics. Next you need to write the volume, followed by the issue and finally comes the page numbers of the article. So, for example: Fahey J. (2018, May) Are you coming with us? New Statesman 201 (16) 6-12.
If you cite an article you found online, follow the pattern given above, but say when you retrieved it.
To cite a printed newspaper article, the author’s name comes first, followed by his or her initials. Next you write the year, month and date of the newspaper, again in brackets. Next comes the article title, then the name of the newspaper in italics. Finally write the page number(s) of the article. Write p. before the page number for single page articles, or pp for two or more pages.
If you have found an article in a journal, you follow the same format as used for magazines but remember to cite the volume, issue and page numbers of the article.
If you read the journal article online, then you give the author’s name followed by the initials and follow the format as given above. Give the name of the journal, the number of the volume and the issue, followed by the page numbers of the article, then the DOI or you can simply give the URL of the journal.
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