What Is It?
Researchers write proposals to announce their intentions about undertaking a study and to seek funding or approval (e.g., from Institutional Review Board). For graduate students preparing to write a thesis or dissertation, a research proposal is an opportunity to explore a topic, to understand a problem they would like to investigate, and to convince a thesis or dissertation committee that their research is worth doing. In this handout, we offer an overview of how to begin developing a research proposal.
A typical thesis or dissertation proposal includes these sections: 继续阅读