how to write a proposal.pdf

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may include a theoretical
starting point
may include personal

Need for the study. Usually follows from background to
this is combined with the
persuade the reader that the
previous section
study will be useful/interesting

Purpose and aims of the

Review of the literature

may include policy
this may include
reference to a 'gap' in the
research literature, to the
need to apply certain
ideas in a new context, or
to the significance of your
particular topic

the ways in which the
study may be significant
for the educational
community may also be
to state clearly and succinctly the the purpose is expressed
purpose of the study
in terms of the broader
context of the study
to outline the key research
questions and aims
the research question(s)
(usually What, How,
Why, or What if) should
be few, so that the focus
is manageable
the aims will be related to
the purpose and the
to show your supervisor and
this is not expected to be
department that you are aware of extensive for the
significant writers/researchers in proposal
the field, and to indicate which
issues/topics you will focus on in you should have done an
your review (this may change
initial survey of the main
theorists and a library
information search (CD
to show that you can be judicious ROMs etc) to establish
in your selection of issues to
your directions and
focus on and take an approach of formulate a tentative list
critical inquiry
of readings
you should demonstrate
critical analysis