Setting out a
Good Research Proposal
There are 3 major parts to a research proposal,
the introduction, the literature review and the
methodology. Good research proposal writing
is a very important task when pursuing PhD or doctoral
So in this section we are going to look at writing the
research proposal introduction in more detail.
You might have heard the saying that the ‘first impression is
usually the last impression’ and this also applies to your
research proposal introduction.
The introduction needs to be as clear and concise as possible
without any ambiguity from the reader’s point of view.
If you make your introduction attractive enough, then the
reader will want to read the proposal from the beginning to the
end. The introduction should discuss how meaningful
the study will be, the presentation of the issue or problem and
the argument of why there is a need for the researcher to study
this chosen topic or area of study. Hence the
introduction is seen as presenting the background and the
statement to the issue of the study.
A well written research proposal will include these four basic
components in its introduction section:-
(A) The study’s presentation.
(B) The study’s background.
(C) A statement of the study’s main issues.
(D) The study’s importance.
If you follow the guidelines set out above you should be
able to write an introduction for your PhD research
proposal that will be perfect and impressive to the reader
and more importantly your prospective professor or
If you are looking for general advice on how to write the
perfect research proposal, or need any of the following:-
Research Proposal Sample / Research Proposal
Research Proposal Examples
Research Proposal Methodology Examples
Then get in touch with us at UK PhDs or visit the
following page for more details on how we can help you to write
your PhD research proposal:- PhD
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