RESEARCH PROPOSAL/ PROTOCOL WRITING

Prof. & Vice Principal- Mrs. Veena M. Joseph
© 2010Chettinad College of Nursing
Research Proposal
Definition
• It is the plan or the blue print of the study or preview of
the study
• It is a written doc...
Purposes
1. Helps examine what the researcher intends to do
2. Submitting a research proposal prior to conduct of a
study ...
Components of a Proposal
1.Title
2.Proposal summary
• Main objective (main topic/question)
• specific goals (operationaliz...
 Proposal main body
3.Introduction / background of the study ( 1. to 1.5 pages )
4.Study goals and objectives
5.Study des...
11. Data management and statistical analysis
12.Ethical issues and how these issues will be addressed
13.Safety and confid...
1. Title
Should be
• Short
• Accurate
• Descriptive
• Concise
• Readable font size to be used ( 12 )
• Avoid more than two...
2. Project summary
• Summarizes all the central elements of the proposal
• Should stand on its own and not refer the reade...
• A clear statement of the problem, its magnitude, affected
population and the geographical areas, the causes of the
probl...
• Goal can have many objectives
• Objectives can be primary or secondary
• Objectives should be simple and specific
5. Stu...
6. Details of the investigator
• Principal investigator & associate investigator
• Name , institute, ph no, email address
...
8.Methodology
Should describe how exactly one is going to conduct the
study
8.1 design details
8.2 sample
8.3 inclusion / ...
8.8 measurements and observations
• Details of how the observations are going to be recorded
• Instruments which are to be...
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10. Expected outcome
• State what would be the expected outcome of the study
• How the study will contribute to the advanc...
12. Data management and statistical analysis
• information on how the data will be collected
• Duration of data collection...
13. Ethical issues
• Information on how and from whom ethical clearence will
be obtained
• Description of ethiocal conside...
15. Quality assurance
How the quality assurance will be ascertained for the conduct of
the study
16. Dissemination of find...
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    1. 1. RESEARCH PROPOSAL/ PROTOCOL WRITING Prof. & Vice Principal- Mrs. Veena M. Joseph © 2010Chettinad College of Nursing
    2. 2. Research Proposal Definition • It is the plan or the blue print of the study or preview of the study • It is a written document which outlines the plan of a research study.
    3. 3. Purposes 1. Helps examine what the researcher intends to do 2. Submitting a research proposal prior to conduct of a study is mandatory as a requirement for student researchers 3. Research proposal can serve as a document of contract for the project
    4. 4. Components of a Proposal 1.Title 2.Proposal summary • Main objective (main topic/question) • specific goals (operationalize the question into specific, testable questions) • Theoretical framework of project • brief description of method (number of subjects) and design (procedure) • brief statement of potential significance
    5. 5.  Proposal main body 3.Introduction / background of the study ( 1. to 1.5 pages ) 4.Study goals and objectives 5.Study design 6.Sponsor details 7. Methodology 8.Duration 9.Expected outcome 10.Follow up
    6. 6. 11. Data management and statistical analysis 12.Ethical issues and how these issues will be addressed 13.Safety and confidentiality of data 14. Quality assurance 15.Publication policy 16.Annexure / attachment / enclosures.
    7. 7. 1. Title Should be • Short • Accurate • Descriptive • Concise • Readable font size to be used ( 12 ) • Avoid more than two fonts • Key words in the title should make a reader index • Should include what population study involves
    8. 8. 2. Project summary • Summarizes all the central elements of the proposal • Should stand on its own and not refer the reader to points in the project description • Should be written like the abstract of a research paper, in not more than 300 words 3. Introduction and background information • Introduction should be brief • Background information should be about what has already been researched in the area with the description of the most relevant studies published and • what is yet to be known in this topic which would further advance the knowledge
    9. 9. • A clear statement of the problem, its magnitude, affected population and the geographical areas, the causes of the problem and the possible solution which can be achieved by doing the study has to be discussed • Should indicate why the research needs to be done and what will be its relevance 4. Study goals and objectives • Goals are general statements of what the study intends to achieve • Objectives should be written for each goal because the specify how one will accomplish the goal
    10. 10. • Goal can have many objectives • Objectives can be primary or secondary • Objectives should be simple and specific 5. Study design • Quality of a study depends mainly on the study design and methodology • The design should include information on the type of study approach, setting, study population,sample etc
    11. 11. 6. Details of the investigator • Principal investigator & associate investigator • Name , institute, ph no, email address • Details of all the persons who will be involved in the study 7. Sponsor details • Details of the sponsor • Nature of sponsorship • What aspects of the research will be covered should be stated
    12. 12. 8.Methodology Should describe how exactly one is going to conduct the study 8.1 design details 8.2 sample 8.3 inclusion / exclusion criteria 8.4 sampling technique 8.5 blinding details 8.6 detailed information on the interventions, procedures
    13. 13. 8.8 measurements and observations • Details of how the observations are going to be recorded • Instruments which are to be used to collect data 8.9 limitations of the study 9. Duration of the project the proposal should specify the time that each phase of the project is likely to take, along with a monthly time line for each activity to be undertaken.
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    15. 15. 10. Expected outcome • State what would be the expected outcome of the study • How the study will contribute to the advancement of knowledge • How the results will be utilized 11. Follow up • The nature of follow-up that will be provided to the research participants • For how long
    16. 16. 12. Data management and statistical analysis • information on how the data will be collected • Duration of data collection • Data storage and management • Data handling and coding for statistical analysis • Sample size calculation • Plan for statistical analysis of data
    17. 17. 13. Ethical issues • Information on how and from whom ethical clearence will be obtained • Description of ethiocal considerations relating to the study • How these issues will tackled • Informed consent process 14. Safety considerations • Information on how the safety of the research participants will be ensured • Procedures for recording and reporting adverse events, their follow up and compensation ( if any )
    18. 18. 15. Quality assurance How the quality assurance will be ascertained for the conduct of the study 16. Dissemination of findings and publication policy • Plans of publication 17. Attachments • Curriculum vitae of investigator • Informed consent forms • Letters of confirmation from collaborating institutions • Research documents • Other supportive documents 18. References
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