Research Proposal. The main purpose of a research proposal is to show that the problem you propose to investigate is significant enough to warrant the investigation, the method you plan to use is suitable and feasible, and the results are likely to prove fruitful and will make an original contribution.
Proposal must be well complied and well planned and must be written with the necessary sections including title page, abstract, introduction, problem statement or main objective of the proposal writing, methodology, scope, limitation, research timeline and appendices if any. These sections are very important in proposal writing and should be clearly differentiated and highlighted. The length of proposal depends upon the purpose and level of research, the proposal of undergraduate study would be significantly shorter compared to the PhD research proposal. In introduction section, you must clearly represent the background and purpose of research and proposals. In the second point, give maximum attention on statement of problem or need for proposal writing. It indicates the situations which you want to change and it must be supported with the evidence drawn by using your experience. Then objectives, methods and evaluation in proposal writing are much important. You must list your objective concisely and clearly and never confuse your objective with your methods presented. You can strengthen your evaluation section after you include examples, surveys, questionnaire, instruments in data collections, forms of data analysis, and the other evaluation methodologies to best demonstrate the credibility of your evolution section (Jeremy T. Miner, and Lynn E. Miner, 1998).
3.1 Purpose of Research Proposal
During this week, participants will be introduced to each other and to the online course. In the first lesson, we will introduce the purpose of research proposal, qualities of successful research proposals, the IDRC proposal requirements, and evaluation criteria for the proposal. The second lesson will provide an overview of how to situate research concept notes within a critical review of relevant literature across disciplines. Based on review of relevant literature and contemporary policy debates, the third lesson will focus on formulating problem-centred and participatory derived research questions and objectives.