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MiniProposaltemplate Title Rationale Myresearchwillfocuson...

..(yourtopic) Thisisneededbecause(theeducationalcontext:policy,social,cultural,politicaloreconomic) Scholarsargue/havefoundthat(theoryand/orresearch) However(statewhattheyhavenotfocusedonornotresolved,whichisyourresearchspace) Researchquestions Myresearchquestions/aimsare:(aimsarestatements/questionsarequestionsuseverbslikeexplore, identify,findoutabout,evaluate,determine/see/ascertainwhether) Methodology I will conduct my research using (the overall approach and if relevant the particular kind of research eg.,aqualitativecasestudy,asurveyusingquantitativemethods) Mysourcesofdatawillbe(writeaboutyourparticipantswhatkindsof peoplewillthey be,howmany? or about the materials or documents you will select for analysis what kind/ how many? What selection criteria/processeswillyouuseandwhywillyoudoitthisway?) I will collect databy(write about themethodsyouwilluse and whythey aregoodforyourresearch;add onhowyouwillensuretrustworthinessofdata) Iwillanalysemydatausing(codingbyfindingthemes?simplequantification?) Significanceofresearch Myresearchwillcontributetoeducation(where?how?) References SOMENOTESONPROPOSALS
Asyoucanseeabove,ingeneral,intheproposalyouwillneedtoprovide: 1. A description of the context of the research (this might be a particular setting, a more general situation, a policy, etc). 2.Astatementoffocusoftheresearch(i.e.thetopic) 3. Something about theory and/or what other people have researched on the topic that shows the need for more work on your particular aspect of the topic (this works together with 1 to provide the rationale for the research) 4. A statement of the particular group of participants you might work with (or kinds of documents, or sources of information) 5.Abriefdescriptionofthemethodology,researchmethod,andmethodsyouwillusetocollectand/oranalysedata 6.Astatementabouthowtheresearchwillcontributetoeducation(whowillithelpandhow?) 7.Alistofreferencesfortextsyouhavereferredtointheminiproposal

RaqibChowdhury,FacultyofEducation,MonashUniversity