Developing a research proposal is a good way to experience research aspects firsthand without conducting an actual research study.
In this assignment, you need to develop a research proposal. Your research proposal must be a 10–12-page document and include the following sections:
- Literature Review
- Discussion and Conclusion
Choosing your topic:
The best way to choose a topic is to research the topic before you choose it.
One of the biggest challenges in finding articles for your topic is that your topic may not have much in the way of research. The remedy for this is, when you first have an idea for a topic, to go to the online library and do a quick search on current research for your topic. If you can find several articles on your topic, then you’re good to go. If you can’t, then it would be good to modify your topic a bit or even change it until you find one that will generate the needed articles for your reviews.
When searching for articles, scan first and read later:
You can speed up your article search if you focus mainly on three things.
- Look at the journal name—it may provide some insight into access to other articles. Many journals are specific to a certain discipline or area of study.
- Review the abstract first—the abstract will provide valuable information on what the article may hold. Remember though it doesn’t contain all the information. It is still imperative to read the entire article if you choose it as one of the ones you will use.