LAW, Politics and Sociology
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I need this research proposal to submit for a PHD admission application.
The points that I would like to emphasize on more are: i- Research question has to be clear and with definite research gap, ii- citation of recent literature proving that relevant material has been reviewed and the proposed research topic is actually missing, I’ll study all the references before submitting the proposal, iii- methodology has to be coherent with research question.
Following are the requirements of the university which the proposal has to comply with:
Length: 2,000-3,000 words
Your research proposal should include the following sections:
You should include a short summary of the central question behind your research explain the background of your proposed project describe the expected outcome of your project.
Write a summary of your overarching research question and include: why your research area is of academic and practical interest how your research builds on existing work what has inspired you to pursue your area of research.
You must show you have the ability to review current research within your field of study. Your literature review should demonstrate that your research question is relevant, you are aware of the work of others in your field, and show how your research will contribute new findings to the subject area.
The theoretical framework provides the rationale behind your research proposal. You must provide a critical review of existing theories, which are closely related to your research topic. Show how these theories frame your research questions and the overall structure of your research proposal.
You must show how you will carry out the research and analyse your findings. Include potential sources, how data will be collected, and any difficulties there may be in conducting your research.
Outline any ethical concerns which arise from your research topic or your proposed methods.
List the sources you have used in your literature review and any potential sources you may use for your research.