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Writing a Research Proposal 1. Label Notes: Research Proposal 2. Copy Notes In Your

Writing a Research Proposal 1. Label Notes: Research Proposal 2. Copy Notes In Your Notebooks 3. Come to class prepared to discuss and ask questions.

Formatting Your Proposal: APA vs MLA Visit Link: http: //writingcenter. appstate. edu/sites/writingcenter. appstate. edu/files/ML

Formatting Your Proposal: APA vs MLA Visit Link: http: //writingcenter. appstate. edu/sites/writingcenter. appstate. edu/files/ML A%20 v%20 APA%203 -11. pdf Main Points: • MLA is used for Language Arts • APA is used for Science • Both APA and MLA are formulated ways to format papers and cite research. • In High School you will primarily use MLA, but in college, depending on your major you will use APA and/or MLA. • For your research proposal you will use APA

What is a research proposal? A research proposal is a request for support of

What is a research proposal? A research proposal is a request for support of sponsored research, instruction, or extension projects. Good proposals quickly and easily answer the following questions: • What do you want to do, how much will it cost, and how much time will it take? • How does the proposed project relate to the sponsor's interests? • What difference will the project make to: your university, your students, your discipline, the state, the nation, or any other concerned parties? • What has already been done in the area of your project? • How do you plan to do it? • How will the results be evaluated? • Why should you, rather than someone else, do this project?

Parts of a Research Proposal • • Title Page Abstract Introduction Background Description of

Parts of a Research Proposal • • Title Page Abstract Introduction Background Description of Proposed Research List of References Budget

Title Page • Title page should follow APA format. See link below: https: //awc.

Title Page • Title page should follow APA format. See link below: https: //awc. ashford. edu/PDFHandouts/sample_apa_title_page. pdf • Titles should be comprehensive enough to indicate the nature of the proposed work, but also be brief.

Abstract • An abstract is at the beginning of your proposal. • An abstract

Abstract • An abstract is at the beginning of your proposal. • An abstract is a self-contained, short, and powerful statement that describes a larger work. • Components vary according to discipline. An abstract of a social science or scientific work may contain the scope, purpose, results, and contents of the work. An abstract of a humanities work may contain thesis, background, and conclusion of the larger work. • An abstract is not a review, nor does it evaluate the work being abstracted. • While it contains key words found in the larger work, the abstract is an original document rather than an excerpted passage. • Abstracts allow readers who may be interested in a longer work to quickly decide whether it is worth their time to read it. • The funder may use the abstract to make preliminary decisions about the proposal. An effective summary states the problem addressed by the applicant, identifies the solution, and specifies the objectives and methods of the project. This summary should also outline funding requirements and describe the applicant’s expertise. Main Point An abstract is a brief and concise summary of the proposal.

Introduction The introduction includes: 1. Statement of Problem 2. Purpose of Research 3. Significance

Introduction The introduction includes: 1. Statement of Problem 2. Purpose of Research 3. Significance of Research The introduction of a proposal should begin with a capsule statement of what is being proposed and then should proceed to introduce the subject to a stranger. It should give enough background to enable an informed layman to place your particular research problem in a context of common knowledge and should show its solution will advance the field or be important for some other work. The statement describes the significance of the problem(s), referring to appropriate studies or statistics.

Background Back ground will involve research on previous literature that has been published about

Background Back ground will involve research on previous literature that has been published about the topic. This is called a Literature Review Be sure to: 1. Make clear what the research problem is and exactly what has been accomplished 2. Give evidence of your own competence in the field 3. Show why the previous work needs to be continued. **The literature review should be selective and critical. Discussions of work done by others should therefore lead the reader to a clear impression of how you will be building upon what has already been done and how your work differs from theirs.

Description of Proposed Research This is the section where you give a comprehensive explanation

Description of Proposed Research This is the section where you give a comprehensive explanation of the proposed research. Remember as you lay out the research design to: 1. Be realistic about what can be accomplished. 2. Be explicit about any assumptions or hypotheses the research method rests upon. 3. Be clear about the focus of the research. 4. Be as detailed as possible about the schedule of the proposed work. 5. Be specific about the means of evaluating the data or the conclusions. 6. Be certain that the connection between the research objectives and the research method is evident. 7. Spell out preliminary work that needs to be done prior to starting your research.

List of References • This is the Work Cited page. It should be in

List of References • This is the Work Cited page. It should be in APA format. See link below for examples on Purdue Owl http: //valenciacollege. edu/library/tutorials/apafullcitations/references. jpg

Budget • Sponsors customarily specify how budgets should be presented and what costs are

Budget • Sponsors customarily specify how budgets should be presented and what costs are allowable. • The budget delineates the costs to be met by the funding source, including personnel, non-personnel, administrative, and overhead expenses. • The budget also specifies items paid for by other funding sources. Includes justifications for requested expenditures. ** You will NOT be formulating a Budget for this project, but it is good to keep in mind for the future.

Work Cited/ Reference MLA “Writing a Research Proposal- University of Illinois – Urbana…” 2012.

Work Cited/ Reference MLA “Writing a Research Proposal- University of Illinois – Urbana…” 2012. 8 Oct. 2015 http: //www. library. illinois. edu/learn/research/proposal. html APA (2012). Writing a Research Proposal- Univerisity of Illinois – Urbana… Retrieved October 8, 2015, from http: //www. library. illinois. edu/learn/research/proposal. html