KNU Workshop #02 - How to Write a Good Research Proposal
1 year ago
Presented by: Knowledge University
Most researchers do not fully understand what a research proposal means, nor do they understand its importance. To put it bluntly, one's research is only as good as one's proposal. An ill-conceived proposal dooms the project even if it somehow gets through the final stage. A high quality proposal, on the other hand, not only promises success for the research project, but also impresses your reviewers and funders about your potential as a researcher.
A research proposal is intended to convince others that you have a worthwhile research project and that you have the competence and the work-plan to complete it. Generally, a research proposal should contain all the key elements involved in the research process and include sufficient information for the readers to evaluate the proposed study.
Regardless of your research area and the methodology you choose, all research proposals must address the following questions: What you plan to accomplish, why you want to do it and how you are going to do it.
The proposal should have sufficient information to convince your readers that you have an important research idea, that you have a good grasp of the relevant literature and the major issues, and that your methodology is sound.
The quality of your research proposal depends not only on the quality of your proposed project, but also on the quality of your proposal writing. A good research project may run the risk of rejection simply because the proposal is poorly written. Therefore, it pays if your writing is coherent, clear and compelling.
At Knowledge University (KNU) will be holding a workshop to explain these aspects in more detail. The workshop reasoning how to present and justify the need to study a research problem and to present the practical ways in which the proposed study should be conducted. The design elements and procedures for conducting research are governed by the standards of the predominant discipline in which the problem resides, therefore, the guidelines for research proposals are more exacting and less formal than a general project proposal. Why research proposals contain extensive literature reviews, and why they must provide persuasive evidence that a need exists for the proposed study. In addition to providing a rationale, a proposal describes detailed methodology for conducting the research consistent with the requirements of the professional or academic field. Attendees at this workshop will be able to;
Work in groups to produce a draft layout for a proposal
Work out the required process for budgeting their proposal
Dr Arthur SaniotisDepartment of Medical Laboratory Science (DMLS)
This workshop is arranged by KNU’s
Centre for Academic Research, Training and Activities (CART)
Dr Saniotis’s Google Scholar Profile is listing his research activities (Click to Access)
Who can participate
Participation in the workshop is open to all our members of staff, students and external guests with interest in this topic. Your attendance will be highly appreciated. Lets enjoy a relaxing session and learn something together.