Your research proposal is an integral part of the Research Degree application process, and as such, it is worth investing time and energy to ensure that your proposal is strong, clear and effective.
Your proposal needs to outline the nature of your proposed research project, identify your knowledge of existing literature and provide an indication of how you will conduct your research project.
The quality of your research proposal depends not only on the quality of your proposed project, but also on the quality of your proposal writing. Often titles are stated in terms of a functional relationship, because such titles clearly indicate the independent and dependent variables.
A good research project may run the risk of rejection simply because the proposal is poorly written. However, if possible, think of an informative but catchy title.
Research proposals are also used to correctly match you with an appropriate supervisor/supervision team.
If you are interested in the work of a specific potential supervisor, and especially if you have already discussed your proposed project with this person, be sure to make reference to this in your proposal.
It should include the research question, the rationale for the study, the hypothesis (if any), the method and the main findings.
Descriptions of the method may include the design, procedures, the sample and any instruments that will be used.
Introduction: The main purpose of the introduction is to provide the necessary background or context for your research problem.
How to frame the research problem is perhaps the biggest problem in proposal writing.