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Higher Degree Research - Faculty of Science and Health: Planning your Project

Project Planner

Sage Research Methods Project Planner  is designed to guide you through your research project. It will take you through the different steps you need to do.

The Research Proposal

Your research proposal is the first thing you need to do when you start on your project.

The aim is to explain that your topic is relevant and that the approach you take are sound. When the supervisors are happy with your proposal you will be able to start on your actual research.

A research proposal needs to include:

  • Your research question
  • Why the topic, is important or useful in the discipline
  • A literature review of existing published work that relates to the topic.
  • The methodology you intend to use and why you have chosen it.
  • The resources you will need to complete the project.
  • Ethical issues and how you plan to address them.

Attard, N. (2018). WASP (Write a Scientific Paper): Writing an academic research proposal. Early Human Development, 123, 39-41. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2018.04.011