Questions related to Research Proposal Writing
As a newcomer, where can I find a list of potential international research grants with their timeline for PhD studies in medicine and cancer fields? Additionally, where can I find an example of an appealing grant proposal that includes an effective budgeting plan?
I am currently preparing proposals for submission for funding for a postdoc position. One of the documents I need to prepare is host researcher’s statement on development opportunities and career support. Perhaps someone prepared such a document? I would be grateful for any examples or templates.
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With the advent of ChatGPT, it can be said that anyone can turn an idea into a scientific work. For example, a schoolboy can have the same idea as a researcher, but the researcher has to make for example a research proposal manually, the schoolboy can make it with ChatGPT. Although there may be no citation (The citation in the current version of ChatGPT (early 2023) is not correct), but the logic and word choice and organization of the proposal can be made well, sometimes even better than manually made. Perhaps by the end of this year, the research proposals we make today can be easily made by school children at the end of the year with the help of AI that is better than ChatGPT now. What do you think?
There are some situations where the randomization procedure is not possible within the study setting considering the contamination of study interventions among the study participants. In such conditions, if one hospital is used for the experimental group and another hospital for the control group, the study has no randomization procedure for allocating the study participants to either group. Can this study design be a randomized controlled trial or does it needs to be called a non-randomized controlled trial? Kindly share your expertise.
I am studying the effects of social media on fad dieting on males and females. My hypothesis is "There is going to be more of a social media influence on females than males regarding fad dieting." I'm recruiting participants from my University however I'm slumped to figuring out a procedure to measure my hypothesis. Can anyone help me? Thank you in advance.
I am curious about the average quality of PhD research proposals, especially those with cancer research as a focus. Any suggestions, guidance, tricks, or words of wisdom?
What should be included in a good research proposal?
General Format of a research proposal:
Title should give a clear indication of the proposed research.
- the background and issues of proposed research
- identify the discipline
- a short literature review
- a summary of key debates and developments in the field
Formulate these clearly, giving an explanation as to what problems and issues are to be explored and why they are worth exploring.
- the theoretical resources
- the research approach
- the research methods appropriate for the proposed research
- a discussion of advantages
- limitation of particular approaches and methods
PLAN OF WORK & TIME SCHEDULE
Should include an outline of the various stages and corresponding time lines for developing and implementing the research, including writing up of the thesis.
- a list of references to key articles and texts discussed within your research proposal
- a selection of sources appropriate to the proposed research.
Need expert opinion about what should include and what should not include in the research proposal???
I'm gonna start my PhD project as a Chemical Engineering PhD candidate. Recently, my supervisor proposed the general topic of "Single Atom Catalysis (SAC)" for my project, in order to search and evaluate.
First of all, is it a cutting edge technology approach and a novel topic to work on? Does it have any industrial potential?
If yes, please guide me through the challenges and specific areas of this topic to work on.
Thank you very much in advance
Hello, Great Researchers,
There is a high growing interest among scientists especially the highly experienced ones (NOBEL PRICE WINNERS) nowadays for publishing their research output as pre-print or e-prints without bothering about the peer-reviewers views of any journal especially the high impact factor journals. They believe that any body is free to give his/her opinion on their research and that is their opinion.
Please, could you drop your opinion about this issue? I will appreciate!
Excuse my lack of experience but I'm in the process of choosing a topic for my master's thesis and I'm interested in the area of recommender systems using GNNs, but I need help in formulating my research questions and in which direction should I go (for the proposal).
I would appreciate any advice.
Something that is related to Accounting and Business Finance course degree. I'm interested in accounting related to technology. Marketing not really my interest. Maybe the issues that has been occurring that is accounting related. Or cybersecurity related accounting. I want to make sure that it benefits someone. The solutions to solved I will think of it.
I would like to get some pointers as to how DST-INSPIRE faculty fellowship proposal needs to be written. If anyone has a sample copy or an approved (old but shareable) it'd be great to get some information about the format.
Language editing is a major concern for authors who do not have English as their primary language. Problems with grammar, language, and syntax can result in the rejection of manuscripts from international biomedical Journals. The editors and experts often recommend professional editing which can sometimes cost hundreds of dollars. This is not feasible nor affordable for the majority of authors and researchers based in developing countries who do not have sufficient funds or institutional support.
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I'm in a pickle regarding my research project analysis in SPSS.
I have constructed a questionnaire, measuring 6 different motivators for shopping* and I want to know if there is a difference between what motivates women and what motivates men.
My data of men vs women is uneven (there are more women than men).
I also have 6 different motivations that I want to see if men and women strongly agree or strongly disagree (5-point Likert scale) but since I only have 1 question per motivator then I can't compute the mean. Will this mean I can't do tests?
I've tried to do Chi-square, Mann-Whitney U, Ordinal regression, all came insignificant. Does it just simply mean that there is no differences between groups? Or is the fact that I only have 1 question per item causing an error as the values are whole numbers (from 1 to 5)?
Reading about all the tests and arguments about whether to use t-tests or not on a Likert scale is making my head spin! I hope you can provide some guidance.
I should also mention that at first I have looked at the median and IQR and found that 3 factors are stronger than others in motivating my sample to shop*, but now I need to see if there is a difference between genders and which motivator is the most influential for women and for men.
I am writing a research proposal for my masters applications and am in dire need of guidance.
I suggest to quantitatively investigate the potential correlation between feminist attitudes and support of antiracism, so that the higher one's feminist attitudes is hypothesized to predict a stronger support for the recent Black Lives Matter movement.
I think it would make a lot of sense to control for various sociodemographic factors such as political leaning and race, however, to what extent do I need to expand on the rationale behind this decision in my proposal? I am already running over the word limit and really cannot afford to justify it thoroughly in my literature review...How much would it require me to show that those factors have been found to influence feminist attitudes & support for antiracism if I want to include them? Is it necessary that the covariate influences both variables, or is its effect on 1 of them enough to control for it?
Alternatively, how problematic would it be for me not to control for those variables? Would it affect the quality of my proposal?
Thanks a lot for your help! Looking forward to reading your thoughts on this.
I have visited many websites for scholarship position and in almost every position the supervisor mentioned a motivation letter for the position.
Now my question is
Is it necessary for a scholarship position? (Absolutely yes because they have mentioned it but why?)
How we can write a strong motivational letter ( Like we try to link our research with the supervisor)
Can a supervisor decide to intake the student from the motivation letter?
Is it worth greater than a CV or not?
Please guide me on these points
Thanks for Your Precious Time.
I mostly use WPS and Libreoffice but the problem which is face several times is addinf references and citations. Because even when we change one of the reference it doesn't get updated in the text of research article.
I just checked ENDNote but thats not comaptible with LINUX. So someone who is using such tools or tricks in WPS or Libreoffice , kindly please update me.
I have a masters research proposal to write. The final dissertation (with findings and discussion of same) is to be in the form of a draft journal article of no more than 8,000 words (not including appendices and references).
Would anyone be able to advise me how long my research proposal should be and which main headings to focus on.
I'm looking for some suggestions from the expert and experienced people in Deep Learning and Machine Learning fields to write a P.h.D research proposal. I'm thinking of choosing a problem in the medical area!.
If anyone has some examples of the research proposal, share it with me.
While I am looking for academic positions in Canada, they are constantly asking for a research proposal in NSERC format. I never had an experience of making a proposal in that format.
Hence, I am requesting the research community here in to share their proposals. If you want to share with me only, please send it as a message. I will keep it confidential.
Any sample of proposal (awarded/non-awarded) in that format will be great help for me to fasten up and amend my proposal. I am very much grateful if someone can share their sample proposals.
I want help for writing research personal statement for PhD in biomedical science(specially Cancer, Immunology and Genetics)
Some are against publishing the research protocol as it will challenge the researchers in publishing their main findings after study completion. Dear researchers, please share your thoughts and advice on this?
How to write an effective research proposal in computer science and engineering so that it has the maximum probability to be selected? What kind of proposal are given more preference? What are the parameter on which a research proposal is evaluated?
Currently completing a project as part of studies in Mental health of older patients at the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Sydney Australia
I am currently designing a research proposal and require to quickly secure my document for approval
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I have searched the sources a lot but still want to refine the results. Kindly help me with the following questions:
1. Proper writing methodology
2. Necessary informations to be included in a research proposal
3. Suitable length of a research proposal
Thanks very much! Looking forward to your kind suggestions!
While drafting a teaching statement what are the Do's & Dont's .How can we be sure about our teaching philosophy and perceptions as to impress our prospective employer.
While writing down your research statement, what are the limits and where to stop at?
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My country has a high-stakes multiple-choice exam that everyone should take in order to get admitted to universities. The students who want to study a foreign language should take the general English test, composed of multiple-choice questions in grammar, vocabulary, and reading sections, and get admitted to the most or the least prestigious universities of my country based on their ranks. Now, different studies have shown the negative washback of this test on the instruction of high school English teachers and university preparation courses, indicating that the test leads teachers to overemphasize rote-learning of grammar and vocabulary and not foster development of speaking, listening, and writing, not to mention creativity and critical skills in students. One solution for improving the above condition is to add other language skills to the test. However, objectivity, lack of equipment, and ease of administering a paper-based multiple-choice questions exam to all students (tens of thousands in number) and ease of scoring it are among the reasons why the test format has remained unaltered. More practical and modest reforms are more plausible to be welcomed and implemented.
I believe that addition of a writing section to this test is both practical and can have many beneficial results. It is practical because students can write an essay in the same session of the rest of the test, it doesn’t need any equipment and doesn’t need many interviewers; just a relatively small group of scorers have months for scoring it based on some rubrics. Moreover, it adds a productive skill to the test, making the test have one representative of a receptive skill (i.e. reading) and one of a productive skill (i.e. writing). Academic writing is also an important skill that students need during their college. Most importantly, addition of writing to the test encourages instruction of language production, reasoning, argumentation, and creativity in students.
I aspire to effect a positive change in this test (and in my country), and if the design of my thesis is strong enough, I believe I can do it. I have access to the quantitative data of this test as well.
The problem is that I cannot find any similar work in the literature, and I haven’t been able to think of a powerful research design to make it a compelling thesis proposal. I would really and truly appreciate any suggestions for me in this regard.
I am a postgraduate student working on a research project on relationship between readiness to change and organisational commitment. I am now at the stage of building up my research proposal. Is there anyone can advice how should my research proposal look like and be structured?
I am evaluating a violence reduction strategy and have individual baseline, 6, 12 and 24 month follow-up data on the same people (obviously drops outs in there as well, so not complete data for all). What is the best statistical approach? I would like to be able to graph changes over time to see if we have a peak, plateau, etc.
I am a Honours student, applying for the masters programme in counselling psychology. I am expected to produce a research proposal for my possible master's thesis. I have decided on doing an exploratory study on knowledge and beliefs, but I can't figure out how to incorporate a theoretical framework which is required in the proposal. Please help.
I have the idea that phases in e.g. a research proposal are not linear but sequential. So for instance, problem statement and research method are phase 1 and phase 2, but their relationship is not sequential, but recursive.. so research method makes part of the problem statement, like matryoshka puppets. What consequences does recursion have in this case for both?
I write my PhD right now in the field of Nordic corporate culture and M&A.
Therefore I would like to run a series of structured interviews across institutions in the Nordic countries. I already looked for funding options of the EU. Normal PhD scholarships are difficult since they are usually only focused on one country. Maybe you have some ideas and suggestions.
Thank you in advance!
I am finding more and more that graduate students are not fully prepared for presenting their research proposals, with deficiencies mostly in the methodology and literature reviews as well as in their presentation skills. What have been your experiences with students' research proposal preparedness and can you share, if possible, what successes you've had and how you overcame challenges?
Theoretical physicists and mathematicians often work in areas that may not have any immediate applications in industry or lead to any IP. I am currently in the process of applying for funding but am finding it difficult to explain the potential value of the research other than “it will lead to a better understanding of X which will then allow us to study more about Y”.
I am wondering how others go about describing the potential value of their research to funding agencies when the research might be as described above.
Also how do others justify budget costs when many mathematicians and theoretical physicists sometimes require little more than pen and paper and a few books? In a previous proposal one of the reviewers commented that budget justification was weak saying collaboration and paper writing could be done via Skype…
As a law researcher, I always have the feeling that these three are the same. Therefore, I want to learn from your experiences in this area of research. The concise answers and comments here will be of immense help to novice and up coming scholars.
Can RQs and Hypotheses be included in the research proposals simultaneously? Can a hypothesis be developed in exploratory studies?
I am working on two research proposals and I would like to elaborate a checklist for grant proposal, for economics and management (it could also be other disciplines, given that some I am thinking of interdisciplinary focus).