How to write a research proposal?Date published December 8, 2016 by Date updated: December 28, 2016
Before you start writing your thesis, you will need to create a plan – which is often referred to as a research proposal.
Having a good proposal is half the battle, as it’s the thread that you will follow throughout the writing process!
The main goal of the proposal is to describe what you are going to investigate and how you will do so.
What should your research proposal look like?
Your proposal should identify the literature, problem statement and research question, method of investigation, main data sources, and references that you will use when writing your thesis.
Part 1 Read current literature
Part 2 Formulate a problem statement and research questions
Part 3 Create a research methodology
Part 4 Identify data sources
Outline where you will find the data you need, including how you will search the relevant literature and the main journals that you will consult.