It is done to convince the evaluation board that the issue you chose for your research is valid and is worth looking into.
Everything is peachy, but suddenly it occurs to you that the amount of time needed to compose a proper research proposal simply doesn't fit into your schedule.
In studies aiming at grounded theory, for example, theory and theoretical tenets emerge from findings.
Much qualitative inquiry, however, also aims to test or verify theory, hence in these cases the theoretical framework, as in quantitative efforts, should be identified and discussed early on.
In such cases, reviewers and/or committee members will have difficulty recognizing the problem.
A problem statement should be presented within a context, and that context should be provided and briefly explained, including a discussion of the conceptual or theoretical framework in which it is embedded.
The purpose statement should provide a specific and accurate synopsis of the overall purpose of the study (Locke, Spirduso, & Silverman, 1987, p. If the purpose is not clear to the writer, it cannot be clear to the reader.
Clearly identify and define the central concepts or ideas of the study.
They will pitch you a standard paper from their storage, and that's it.
We don't think that is the right way to go about writing a research proposal.