How to Write a Research Proposal

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Write a research proposal that includes what is being studied, why it is being studied and how long the research will take. Include the desired outcome of research in a proposal with tips from a writer and playwright in this free video on writing skills.

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Hi, this is Laura Turner and today I'm going to talk to you about how to write a research proposal. So you have something that you want to do research on, but you need to convince somebody that you need to do this kind of work. So I have a few tips for you to follow. Number one, what are you going to research, and while will you research. So you'll ask yourself, "What am I going to do?" and then "Why am I doing this?" and then you'll have a good idea for yourself on why you want to do your project. And you're going to communicate that of course to the person that you're try to get this okay from in your research proposal. Next, how long will it take for you to research this project? Is this going to be project that's going to take years of experimentation or is it just going to take a couple of months of work? And then finally, what is the desired outcome of your research? You also want to include that in your proposal because you don't want to come off seeming as though this is something you just thought of and you didn't take any time to think of you know what the result would be. So, what is the desired outcome of the research you're going to conduct? So, what will your research? Why? How long will it take? And what is the desired outcome? And if you include all those things in your research proposal you should get the okay to go.

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