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Research Proposal Contents
Your Research Proposal should include the following sections: Title Page – Include details as shown in the example on page 5.
Working Title – Provide a working title for the work, which should be concise, and to the point. Introduction – This should give justification and background to the proposed research. Approx 500 words. Aim – There should only be 1 aim for the research. Objectives – Write 3 to 5 objectives which will enable you to fulfil the aim. Literature Review – Show that you have begun to read around the subject area. The literature should be critically analysed and reasoned, and must support the aim and objectives. Approx 1,000 words. Methodology – Show how you are going to achieve the objectives you have set out. This should cover both primary and secondary research. Approx 1,000 words. Ethical Issues – Show that you have considered the ethical issues which might arise with the proposed research. Ethics Approval Form – This must be completed and signed by yourself and your supervisor. References – All material that you have referred to must be included and use must use the Harvard method of citation referencing. Bibliography – Include details of any books, articles and journals that you have read but not used yet.

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