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Instructions for research proposal construction Biomedical Sciences Program, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
The following topics will be used for submission of the thesis proposal.
1. Proposal title (English and Thai) 2. Principal investigator 3. Advisors/Co-advisors Goals* 4. Background and problems Hypotheses* 5. Literature reviews 6. Objectives 7. Scope of the study 8. Research methodology 9. Statistical analyses Primary results* Expected results* 10. Research plan 11. Facilities 12. Budget 13. Expected outputs 14. Expected outcomes Limitations* 15. References 16. Ethics review
The proposal should be neatly typed, 1.5 spaced throughout, on pages of A4 size by using Form GS. AHS.1, and has at least 17 sub-topics as shown above. The student can provide the additional sub-topic (*) if they are influenced to a considering of the Proposal Committee. Please read Instructions for research proposal construction carefully for completing each section of the prescribed format. The proposal must be written in English using Time New Romans (Cordia UPC for Title in Thai). One copy of research proposals
Example: 1. Advisors and co-advisors In case of the thesis proposal.Guideline for Proposal Writing must be submitted to the graduate division of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences with all related forms at least two weeks before the thesis proposal defense. ………………………… 4. Dr. What the impacts are obtained from the study. 2. Title of the project The title given to the research proposal should describe the scope of work in specific. Example: Principal Investigator: Mr. The advisors can be someone else whom the applicant requires for consultation regarding the project. clear and concise manner. ……………………… 2. The address should be a mailing/forwarding address where communication to PI can be facilitated. In case of the project developed for the qualifying exam. Dr. ………………………… 3. 6262 3. The names of co-advisor(s) who will participate in the project should be also mentioned.. Principal Investigator The name and address of the principal investigator (PI) should be stated. Goals Specify and describe the goals of the research project. The advisors and coresearchers are either the staff of Naresuan University or an outsider. 6229. the names and addresses of thesis advisor(s) and co-advisor(s) should be stated here. 5. Prof. Sahajet Doodee Student ID 50002008 Field of Study: Master of Science Program in Biomedical Sciences E-mail address: ahsnueducation@hotmail. Background and problems This denotes the description of the background concerning the research topic selected for study which is the essential basis for development of a research proposal. The goals should cover objects and outcomes of the research project. 1. It Major advisor Co-advisor Co-advisor 2 .com Tel: 055-261-936-7 ext. it is not necessary to state the name of the thesis advisor.
Do not simply quote references to a publication to substitute for a methodology description unless you are referring to a basic technique which is well-known to non-specialists in your field as well as specialist. method and instrument used. Objectives Clearly and concisely list purposes of the proposed study. 3 . it may be essential to show the promising results in this section as well as a statement telling why the previous work needs to be continued. Scope of the study Simplify the scope of your study including purpose of the study. and time period of the study. Hypotheses Describe the hypothesis of the research project related to the research questions. including the following points: . It is essential to specify how the proposed research differs from what has been accomplished by the others. Objectives related to the studied questions which the researchers want to answer are needed to be specified. which data will be collected and how. sampling methods and sample sizes. surveys etc) and how it will be done. 7. sample group. The general objectives or purposes of the research identify in general terms what is to be accomplished by the research project and why. 6. 8. field trials. 9.Guideline for Proposal Writing identifies the important specific research. laboratory experiments.Criteria for choosing sites and samples. If this proposed research is a continuing study of the researcher. . it should be put in and appendix.Methods and activities to be carried out to solve the problems and answer the questions stated in “the statement of problem” Which parameters will be studied and which measurements will be taken. Research methodology Describe here what will be done (observation work. A brief synthesis of literature and other information is required. questions that need to be answered by the proposed research. 10. A review of literature The details in previous or related work (if present) should be discussed in this part. If detailed review is presented. participant observation.
) Activities 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 15. you are requested to send a draft copy of your questionnaire to the graduate committee with the completed application form.…. Facilities List here equipment and facilities. etc. Expected results Indicate the expected results related to the specific aims or objectives..….. Month 1 corresponds to the first month of your proposed project. A time frame of each activity in the proposed research should be illustrated in table which the column on the left. Plot layout and sizes (or equivalent information). 14. treatments. Example 1st year (…. note the major phases/activities of your research.…) Activities 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 2st year (…. 4 . replication and statistical methods to be used to analyze data should be included..If you will use a questionnaire in your research. 12.Details on the experimental design. 13.…. Primary results Provide the primary results from the pilot study if you have done. Research plan A research plan should cover a research period of 1-3 years. 11. mark the boxes that indicate during which months you will be engaged in the activity.to…. necessary for your project which will be provided by the institution where the work will be carried out. Statistical analyses Define the statistical method utilizations in this study and explain the reason to choose those of data analysis.Guideline for Proposal Writing . . To the right.to….
*************************** 5 . Limitations Indicate the limitations of the study and describe the necessary. Supplies. Data analysis cost. 19. 18. and new intervention that you expected from this project. 20. Expected outcomes The outcomes will be obtained when the research project finished. Total Amount (Baht) ……………… 17. Travel. Items 1. Expected outputs State output such as publication. References Write the references following the instruction of the Naresuan Graduate School.. patents. Budget An estimated amount of funding must be categorized into the followings groups: Personnel (allowance to be paid). and Miscellaneous expenditures.Guideline for Proposal Writing 16. Ethics review Describe how the research project related to human or animal subjects. 21. Major equipment. ……………….