A good research project may run the risk of rejection simply because the proposal is poorly written. What kind of sampling procedure do you use?
What activities are involved? What kind of design do you choose?
Descriptions of the method may include the design, procedures, the sample and any instruments that will be used. Failure to cite landmark studies. Research Director, Graduate Program in Counselling Psychology Trinity Western University Langley, BC, Canada Most students and beginning researchers do not fully understand what a research proposal means, nor do they understand its importance.
Unfortunately, there are no hard and fast rules on how to frame your research question just as there is no prescription on how to write an interesting and informative opening paragraph.
Please do not confuse the hypothesis with the statistical null hypothesis.
How to frame the research problem is perhaps the biggest problem in proposal writing. Indicates your ability to integrate and synthesize the existing literature.
Try to tell it in a stimulating and engaging manner. Gives credits to those who have laid the groundwork for your research.