By asking you for an outline research proposal we hope to get a good picture of the kind of research you want to undertake and your understanding of what such research is likely to entail.
The University's application form is designed to enable you to give an overview of your academic experience and qualifications for study at postgraduate level.
Where data is to be collected, the collection management process should be described, noting how the integrity of the research process will be preserved.
Methodological problems should be forecast and discussed.
To be certain that the research proposal you devise complies with the requirements of the academic department who will oversee the research and assess it, check what the proposal’s organizational requirements are and ask for samples of such proposals to facilitate easy comprehension of the proposal’s components.
Typically, these requirements include: introduction, literature review, rationale or justification, the scope and limitations of the research; the proposed research methodology and why it is desirable; method of date analysis, time table for the research to be completed and associated costs where necessary.
If the article is highly relevant, read a copy either online pasted within a word document to facilitate electronic highlighting and annotation, or in hard copy format to facilitate highlighting and annotation.
Annotation involves asking questions and making comments in response to the text, engaging in a dialogue with the text’s writer about the impact of their paper on the prompt you have to work with.
In this case you should provide a two to three page description of a research project that you have already undertaken, as a means of complementing information given in the application form.
If you are in any doubt as to what is appropriate please contact us on the following email address: Education.