Thesis Research Proposal
Your independent study project that shall include each of the following sections in the specific order shown:
- Title Page
- Approval Page
- Rationale for Study
- Research Questions
- Research Methodology
- Definition of Terms
- Literature Review
- Methodology (Tying the literature in to the project)
A well-researched proposal includes relevant citations from a variety of scholarly sources, including books, periodicals, and Internet sources. Focus on selecting high quality reference materials from reputable sources. The number, type, quality and relevance of the references cited in a proposal are a direct reflection of the level of scholarly effort the student has invested in researching and analyzing his or her selected topic. Your goal should not be to cite a specific number of references, but rather to produce a scholarly proposal that demonstrates your selected topic has been analyzed with depth and rigor and is worthy or graduate level research.
Your research proposal shall include citations from no less than ten (10) research literature sources, which shall include a minimum of two (2) books, two (2) periodical articles and two (2) on-line sources.
General formatting requirements for your research proposal include:
- Typed using 12 point Times New Roman or Courier New font.
- Double spaced throughout the paper unless specifically directed otherwise in the APA Manual.
- 11/2 inch margin on left side of paper and 1 inch margin on top, bottom and right sides of paper.
- Use flush-left justification throughout the paper unless specifically directed otherwise in the APA Manual.
- All other formatting shall conform to the requirements of the APA Manual.
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