In this unit we will discuss ‘What is a research proposal’, ‘How to develop a research proposal’ and discuss the important components of an effective research proposal.
In this unit, after each section, you have to work as per instructions to get maximum learning.
The analysis of the related studies may help in writing the rationale of the study.
When one goes through the researches conducted in a particular area, one may locate several gaps there, one may find inconsistencies in the results reported and one may find data from which some more information may be extracted, if these were reviewed in a different way. "The review of the literature provides the background and context for the research problem. Research methods in education: An introduction (Sixth edition).
Because research is a team work and you have opinion of others if it is in written form.
Research Proposal is used for finalization of a research plan after presentation and discussion before research committee or board.
It is always a good idea to generate all possible research questions and than choose the best one.
The best one can be selected looking into : your own interest, skills and ability, available time, financial support and equipment, and most important is the significance of the selected problem.
This is what is meant by the rationale of the study. The scientist's handbook for writing papers and dissertations.
The researcher taps different sources for preparing background for selected study.