A research proposal is intended to convince others that you have a
worthwhile research project and that you have the competence and the
work-plan to complete it. Generally, a research proposal should contain
all the key elements involved in the research process and include
sufficient information for the readers to evaluate the proposed study.
Regardless of your research area and the methodology you choose, all
research proposals must address the following questions: What you plan
to accomplish, why you want to do it and how you are going to do it.
The research statement is the plan for your research project. It provides
the rationale for the research, the research objectives, the proposed
methods for data collection and recording formats and/or questionnaires
and interview guides. The statement is based on the information provided
by the supervisor(s) and by secondary sources of information. In the
final report presentation of the results of data collection and
elaboration, with the discussion and the conclusion.