Reference no: EM131321310
Outline for a scientific project description (research proposal with a model) - 5 pages (2000-2500words)
Problem statement/research question(s)
- Significance to knowledge/research
- Significance to society/practice
Highlight important findings and unanswered questions (gaps)
Relate unanswered questions (and how they inter-connect) to research question(s)
What is your general approach/research design?
Which data and how to get them?
Specific technique(s) used to analyze data
Plan for interpreting the results (how they are expected to answer your RQ)
(Budget not relevant, don't do this!)
Model is needed to explain the variables...
Explain how the outcome of your study relates to theory and RQ (restate/sum up)
Note that the outline of your project description is almost identical to a standard
research paper. You may choose to do a bit differently - but your project description
should cover the above mentioned areas.
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An article compendium on research design and survery method is added to the literature list (approx 100 pages).