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RESEARCH PROPOSAL TEMPLATE (JKEUPM)

1. Research title:

2. Principal investigator:

3. Co-investigators:

4. Introduction

- Background of the study

- Problem statement and study rationale

5. Research Question(s)

6. Research objectives and hypotheses

- Objective:

General objective

Specific objectives (words used such as to identify/describe/determine/examine)

7. Literature review

- Previous Published studies are critically reviewed to identify the knowledge gaps of the
study, justify the study rationale and its methodology

8. Conceptual framework

Diagrammatic illustration of the study framework which provides a context to explain the
study finding

9. Research methodology

- Research design (qualitative or quantitative study)

- Elaboration of the study design (cross sectional/case control/cohort/experimental)

- Study location (state and justify the exact study location)

- Study population (target population, sampling frame, sampling unit)

- Subject criteria (inclusion and exclusion criteria)

- Sample size estimation (to consider non-response or attrition rate)

- Sampling method and subject recruitment

- Research tools/instruments (state the validity/reliability/ scoring method)

- Data collection (state the method, ensure privacy and confidentiality, quality assurance)

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RESEARCH PROPOSAL TEMPLATE (JKEUPM)

- Operational definition

- Study flowchart (diagrammatic illustration)

10. Data analysis

- Exploration of data

- Descriptive statistics

- Inferential statistics

11. Expected outcome

12. Gantt chart & milestone

- Table to illustrate the time plan of study process

- Milestone of study progress

13. Budget proposal [If applicable]:

14. Ethical consideration(s) [if applicable]:

- Subject vulnerability (subjects are considered vulnerable when they lack the capacity to
give consent (eg: individuals with mental disorders, children, etc), increase in susceptibility
to coercion or exploitation and when there is increased risk of harm)
- State the measures taken to handle the vulnerabilities issue
- Identify vulnerable groups

15. Declaration of conflict of interest

Declare the relevant situation and any conflict of interest (COI).

COI – any situations that may influence the investigators’ professional actions or judgment
on the study conduct or interpretation or reporting of the study findings

16. Honorarium and incentives to respondents


- Token of appreciation
- Cost for transportation
17. Other ethical review board approval [if applicable]
Please state other relevant IRB

18. References

List all references for this study proposal

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