Writing a dissertation proposal, it might be the hardest part of the entire research.
Creating proposal is a creation of something out of nothing. At this stage you already have to present a good summary of a relevant literature concerned with your dissertation topic. Moreover, samples of your methodology are also required at this stage. It is quite popular amongst students to say that the dissertation proposal is a very frustrating process. It requires a lot of energy and time to be completed.
Here are presented in detail some chapters of the proposal part of your dissertation.
- executive summary about your research
- explanation of the research question
2. Problem statement
- What is the issue?
- What are problem questions?
- Why is it relevant/ what is the importance of those questions?
3. Conceptual framework
- How do you define your problem statement
- What are specific terms and how do you define them
- What is the theoretical background
- How do you plan to analyse the problem and why
- Is it going to be qualitative or quantitative research
- Why is it important for your problem statement
6. Appendices and References
- samples of your survey data or interview questions
- Pilot data