A research proposal is a simply a structured, formal document that explains what you plan to research i. This will cost you valuable time, which will either delay the start of your research or eat into its time allowance which is bad news. Your proposal needs to clearly articulate your research topic. This needs to be specific and unambiguous.
Last Updated: April 2, References. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. There are 7 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed 31, times. Learn more A thesis proposal is the gateway to your actual research work. Your proposal will show your committee that you have a concrete plan for pursuing significant research that will contribute something interesting to your field.
Published on May 2, by Shona McCombes. Revised on December 8, The format of a research proposal varies between fields, but most proposals should contain at least these elements:.
Published on 14 February by Jack Caulfield. Revised on 26 June You will probably have to write a proposal before starting your dissertation as an undergraduate or postgraduate student. Table of contents Coming up with an idea Presenting your idea in the introduction Exploring related research in the literature review Describing your methodology Outlining the potential implications of your research Creating a reference list or bibliography. Find an area of your field that interests you and do some preliminary reading in that area.