How to write a research proposal?

  • Sherina MS


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. (copied from article)


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MSS. (2012). How to write a research proposal?. Malaysian Family Physician, 13(3), 3. Retrieved from
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