Methodology You must show how you will carry out the research and analyse your findings.
Include potential sources, how data will be collected, and any difficulties there may be in conducting your research.
You should answer the following questions: You are expected to show how your initial idea can be developed and expanded over the duration of your Ph D degree.
Reference list You must add in a reference list in American Psychological Association format.
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Once you have completed your proposal, check it through thoroughly.For more information visit the School of Law, Politics and Sociology You should assume you are writing your research proposal for someone who has a good understanding of psychology, but not an expert in your area of research.Background You should identify any gaps in our knowledge in your research area, and how your reseach will fill them.References Include citations for texts you have used to support your arguments and provide a bibliography at the end of your research proposal.For more information visit the School of Education and Social Work Timetable Set out your timescale for completing your study.For more information visit the School of English Timetable Set out your timescale for completing your study.Bibliography Include a bibliography, which lists the books and articles you have referred to in the proposal.Ethical considerations Outline any ethical concerns which arise from your research topic or your proposed methods.Read the existing codes of conduct in the social sciences before writing this part of your research proposal.For more information visit the School of History, Art History and Philosophy Literature review You must show you have the ability to review current research within your field of study.Your literature review should demonstrate that your research question is relevant, you are aware of the work of others in your field, and show how your research will contribute new findings to the subject area.