PROPOSED METHODOLOGY

 

THESIS TOPIC PROPOSAL FORM

 

PROVISIONAL TITLE

This may be your first attempt at a title. It may change as your work progresses. At this stage it should closely mirror the content of your proposal.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

This should explain why you feel the research you are planning is worthwhile. This may be expressed in the form of a problem, which needs solving, or something you find of interest. You are expected to demonstrate, in brief, a clear link between the previous work that has been done in this field and the content of your proposal. You should indicate the key literature sources from which you intend to draw your ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND HYPOTHESES

This should provide a clear indication of what your research seeks to achieve.

 

Research Questions:

 

 

PROPOSED METHODOLOGY

This section should detail how you intend to achieve your research objectives.

 

Research Design:        This section gives an overall view of the method chosen and the reason for

that choice.

 
Data Collection:          This section should include much more detail about how specifically the data

are to be collected and associated issues of access and ethics.

 

 

 

TIMESCALE

This should provide a guide to the anticipated completion of each stage of your research.

 

Target date Tasks to be achieved
   

 

 

 

RESOURCES

This will provide an indication of the viability of your proposal, in terms of data access and equipment, and should include an acknowledgement of any anticipated problems in any area.

 

Finance:          Include realistic costs such as travel, subsistence, help with data analysis or postage for questionnaires
Data Access:   State how you will access the required data, for example, do you have contacts within relevant organizations?
 
Equipment:     State how you intend to analyse the data, including computer software packages to be used.

 

ETHICAL ISSUES RELATED TO YOUR RESEARCH PROPOSAL

This should provide a consideration of ethical issues related to the processes, outcomes and implication of the project.

 

 

 

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