Crafting the Proposal: Beyond the Problem
THE RESEARCH PLAN
kinds of information specifically will you need to describe the
problem, research the possible solutions and recommend the best
will you go to obtain this information?
- Will this
information be persuasive to your target audience? What will they need to
Research Plan is where you explain your plan for gathering the information
necessary to complete the project.
are three major considerations for schedules:
it look attractive?)
reader easily access and understand the information provided?)
reader provided with enough information to determine whether the project can
be completed on time? Is the information detailed enough to give the reader
the idea that the researcher knows what is involved with the project's
tell your reader that you know approximately how much time and effort is
involved at each step of the research process. They convince him or her that the
project is feasible within the allotted timeframe.
skills, experience, or perspective make you qualified to research this
background and/or resources do you have to apply to this effort?
you be a fair, objective researcher, weighing and researching all possible
is your interest in the project?
you be a believable source to your target audience?
Qualifications Statement should convince the audience that you have the
necessary qualifications and credibility to produce an effective, well
researched, and reputable report.