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Book: Writing Research Proposals in Applied Linguistics

Chapter: The Structure of a Research Proposal

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.33176


• What is a Research Proposal? What is its purpose?
• How is it structured?
• Who is it for? How will it be judged and by whom?
• A framework for designing Research Proposals

o The what: Working out your problems/issues/questions
o The how: Who will participate? What type of data will be gathered? How the will the data will be analysed?
o The why: Why this question? Why this issue? What is the significance of the research? Why the chosen method?
o The what for: What will be the impact? Who will benefit?

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Chapter Contributors

  • A. Riazi ( - mriazi) 'Macquarie University'