Week 8 Response 2 400 Brandon Labbree
Following Favored Formatting (Optional, but may count towards Participation Credit)
One component of creating a research proposal that is often not discussed, but yet can play an outside role in getting it accepted, is following particular formatting or structure. There are times where funders or other people may not even look at your document if it is formatted differently.
However, formatting arguably does not play a role in the soundness of a research project. Why do you think following a set format or style is important when writing up a research proposal? Is it a valid criticism?
Re: Topic 8 DQ 2
Researchers should develop a proper research proposal that will not be declined as it avoids common mistakes. They should acknowledge the contributions made by other authors to the research topic (Wong, 2017). They should set sample size limits and cite the academic resources they used to prepare the research proposal. In addition, researchers should demonstrate relevancy to the research question and have convincing arguments to support the study topic (Wong, 2017). They should provide a detailed description of the significant issues. They should have a direction in their research to avoid ambiguity. The researchers should use correct references and avoid citation problems that could lead to plagiarism. The research proposal should be precise to prevent lengthy or too brief to ignore important components (Wong, 2017). Finally, the researchers should avoid sloppy writing by using correct grammar and developing excellent sentence structures. Hence, a properly written research proposal gets approval from financiers.
Gordon, L. (2019). Real research: Research methods sociology students can use (2nd ed., pp. 293-300). SAGE Publications, Inc.
Wong, P. (2017). How to write a research proposal: International network on personal meaning. Retrieved 24 November 2021, from https://www.meaning.ca/article/write-research-proposal/