Two Pages Proposal

Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements

 

 

  1. Concisely write two pages proposal based on the attached <<CONVENTIONAL_OR_ONLINE_MATERIAL_-TEACHERS_AND_STUDENTS_PERCEPTION_IN_AN_ENGLISH_FOUNDATION_PROGRAMME2015-03-07.pdf>>, after consulting and reading the file [(3) Writing a Research Proposal A few Guiding Questions.doc]

    B. Then, please, fill in the form [(4) LC Research ethics form-to be Filled to carry out the research.docx

    N.B. Have put the number of pages to be 4 (Two for the research proposal, as required above) plus (Two pages for the LC Research ethics form-to be Filled).

    Best Regards,

 

What is a Research Proposal?

 

  • Based on Punch (1998, 268), a research proposal comprises answers to three basic questions:

 

  • What is the purpose of this research? What are we trying to find out?
  • How will the proposed research answer these questions?
  • Why is this research worth doing? Or, what will we learn, and why is it worth knowing?

Punch, K. (1998). Introduction to social research: Quantitative and qualitative approaches. London, UK, Sage.

 

What General Questions can guide the writing process?

 

These guiding questions are not exhaustive, but they aim to present a basic description of the contents expected per section in a research proposal.

 

 

 

Sections

General Guiding Questions
 

Title

 

What is the title of your proposed study? Is it concise and simple? Is it clear and straightforward?

 

Abstract

 

What is the research problem you are trying to investigate? Why is the study important to do? What are the aims of the research? What is the context of the proposed study? Who are your participants? How many? What methods of collecting data are you planning to use? How are you going to analyze the data?

 

Literature review

 

What is the literature guiding your proposed study? What empirical studies are you using to review the general area of your interest? How is your proposed study different from and similar to existing theory? Are you doing the study to test or to generate theory?

 

 

 

Research goals/objectives

 

What do you aim to achieve from conducting the study? How are the aims going to inform theory, policy and/or practice? How will theory, policy and/or practice benefit from this research?

 

Research questions

 

What are your general/specific research question(s)? How are they aligned to the research goals/objectives above? How are they going to address the problem(s) you set to explore at the outset?

 

Data collection

 

What is your overall research approach (qualitative, quantitative or mixed), and why? What is the context? Who are the participants? How is sampling done, and why? What kind of data (interview, observational and/or documentary) will best address your research question(s), and why? What kind of instruments will help you address the RQs, and why? How can the research gathering instruments be sequenced to maximize answering the RQs? What is your procedural plan/design for carrying out data collection (who, when, how, where, why)?

 

Data analysis

 

What approach are you going to use to analyse the gathered data (qualitative, quantitative or mixed), and why? What kind of techniques will help you do so, and why? What means are you going to use to carry out the analysis (manual, electronic or both), and why? How are you going to make sure that your analysis is valid, credible and dependable?

 

Ethical issues

 

What is your chosen setting (the context of the research), and why? How are you going to negotiate access to the setting? How are you going to negotiate access to participants? How are you going to convince participants to partake in your research study? What means are you going to use to record data? What issues arise in terms of storing

the gathered data and honouring participants’ anonymity? To what extent can this protection of anonymity be guaranteed?

How long do you intend to keep the data for, and with what secure means?

 

References

 

What is the list of works that you have relied on to present your proposal? What referencing system are you going to use to list the references?

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