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THESIS
• A thesis is a statement in an essay that you
plan to support, discuss or prove.
• Not all thesis statements can be empir...
Why Thesis is written
• Researchers are expected to review the field
and attempt to add an element of original
research to...
How to Write a Thesis Proposal
Information to Contain
• Sufficient information to show …
–You have an important research idea.
–You have a good grasp of ...
Questions to Address
•What you plan to accomplish.
•Why you want to do it.
•How you are going to do it.
The Writing
•Title
•Abstract
•Introduction
•Literature review
•Methods
•Results
•Discussions
Title
•Concise
•Descriptive.
Abstract
•A brief summary of 150-300 words.
–The research question.
–The rationale for the study.
–The hypothesis.
–The me...
Introduction
•Provide the necessary background for your
research problem.
–Begin with a general statement of the
problem a...
•Key elements
–State the research problem.
–Provide the context to show its
necessity/ importance.
–Briefly describe the m...
–State your hypothesis or theory.
–Set the boundaries of your proposal in order to
provide a clear focus.
–Provide definit...
Literature Review
•May be incorporated into the Introduction
section.
•Functions
–Ensure that you are not “reinventing the...
–Demonstrate your understanding of the
theoretical and research issues related to your
research question.
–Show your abili...
–Provide new theoretical insights or develop a
new model as the conceptual framework for
your research
–Convince readers t...
•Make use of subheadings to bring order.
•Focus, unite, and cohere your discussion.
•Cite influential papers.
•Keep up wit...
Methods
•Show how you plan to tackle your research
problem.
•Contain sufficient information for the reader to
determine if...
Results
•Of course, you do not have results at the
proposal stage.
•You need to have some idea about what is
expected.
Discussions
•Mention the limitations and weaknesses of the
proposed research.
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  1. 1. THESIS
  2. 2. • A thesis is a statement in an essay that you plan to support, discuss or prove. • Not all thesis statements can be empirically proven, but many of them represent an argument
  3. 3. Why Thesis is written • Researchers are expected to review the field and attempt to add an element of original research to it • This may simply mean that they adapt someone else's research plan for the situation they want to investigate; in this way they can extend the knowledge about an area.
  4. 4. How to Write a Thesis Proposal
  5. 5. Information to Contain • Sufficient information to show … –You have an important research idea. –You have a good grasp of the relevant literature. –You have a good idea of the major issues. –Your methodology is sound.
  6. 6. Questions to Address •What you plan to accomplish. •Why you want to do it. •How you are going to do it.
  7. 7. The Writing •Title •Abstract •Introduction •Literature review •Methods •Results •Discussions
  8. 8. Title •Concise •Descriptive.
  9. 9. Abstract •A brief summary of 150-300 words. –The research question. –The rationale for the study. –The hypothesis. –The method. –The main findings.
  10. 10. Introduction •Provide the necessary background for your research problem. –Begin with a general statement of the problem area. –Focus on a specific research problem. –Be followed by the rationale or justification for the proposed study.
  11. 11. •Key elements –State the research problem. –Provide the context to show its necessity/ importance. –Briefly describe the major issues of your research. –Specify the phenomenon you want to study.
  12. 12. –State your hypothesis or theory. –Set the boundaries of your proposal in order to provide a clear focus. –Provide definitions of key concepts, if necessary.
  13. 13. Literature Review •May be incorporated into the Introduction section. •Functions –Ensure that you are not “reinventing the wheel.” –Give credits to those laying the groundwork. –Demonstrate your knowledge of the problem
  14. 14. –Demonstrate your understanding of the theoretical and research issues related to your research question. –Show your ability to critically evaluate relevant literature information. –Indicate your ability to integrate and synthesize the existing literature.
  15. 15. –Provide new theoretical insights or develop a new model as the conceptual framework for your research –Convince readers that your proposed research will make a significant contribution.
  16. 16. •Make use of subheadings to bring order. •Focus, unite, and cohere your discussion. •Cite influential papers. •Keep up with recent developments. •Evaluate critically cited papers. •Depend on first sources.
  17. 17. Methods •Show how you plan to tackle your research problem. •Contain sufficient information for the reader to determine if it is sound. •Demonstrate your knowledge of alternative methods and show that your approach is most appropriate
  18. 18. Results •Of course, you do not have results at the proposal stage. •You need to have some idea about what is expected.
  19. 19. Discussions •Mention the limitations and weaknesses of the proposed research.
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