Analytical methods for Information Systems Professionals The research proposal.
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Analytical methods for Information Systems Professionals The research proposal
Today Definition and purpose of the proposal Structure of a proposal The process of writing
The research proposal Definition: A document that presents a case for an idea and the action one proposes with respect to it Krathwohl, D.R. (1988) (3rd ed.) How to prepare a research proposal. Guidelines for funding and dissertations in the social and behavioural sciences. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press.
The research proposal Purpose: To justify what you plan to do, in order to gain approval for it To identify the tasks and the resources required
Structure of a research proposal Title Introduction The problem and its context Literature review Methodology Data Timetable and resources References Appendices
Title –Content and purpose Introduction –Content and purpose
The problem and its context Problem definition Hypothesis or questions Delimitations Definitions of terms Assumptions Significance
To explain, describe, explore To support a position Why is this worth doing What will it achieve
Literature review Contributes to your overall justification of your research Must be more than a summary of what you read in the area Tells your reader where your work fits in with other’s work