A research proposal is a document written by a researcher who seeks approval or funding to conduct a research project. The research proposal assignment should have sufficient information to convince your reader that you have considered a suitable social research focus, that you have a good grasp of the relevant literature and the major issues, and that your research design is sound.The quality of a research proposal depends not only on the quality of the proposed project, but also on the quality of the proposal writing. Your proposal writing must be coherent, clear and compelling.
The research topics from which to develop a research focus and proposed project design:
1. Mandatory detention of refugees in Australia
The main goal for Assessment #3 is to persuade a 'hypothetical' committee/funding body of the need for the topic to be researched, and that your proposed study design is appropriate and feasible. The proposal should follow the following structure and use the corresponding headings. Note the suggested word count for each item. The overall word count is the allowable plus/minus 10%.
1. RESEARCH TITLE
No more than 20 words
2. BACKGROUND/LITERATURE REVIEW
Approx. 650 words
3. RESEARCH DESIGN, METHODOLOGY AND METHODS
Approx. 650 words
4. PARTICIPANTS: RECRUITMENT AND SAMPLING
Approx. 250 words
5. ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Approx. 300 words
6. REFERENCE LIST
Approx. 230 words.
· The reference list is included in the word count because the quality of your referencing will be assessed. The paper must utilise scholarly literature, cited according to the UniSA Harvard Author-Date Referencing System.
· Submit your paper by no later than the due date/time via LearnOnline. Your paper will automatically be processed through Turnitin text comparison software. You DO NOT need to attach an assignment cover sheet or the feedback sheet.
· Late submissions will incur penalties according to the guidelines of the school.
· Help each other learn by sharing relevant readings and your understanding of theory but NEVER share your paper (draft or final) with any classmate. Doing so is tantamount to sharing your answer in a seated exam and you can be held equally culpable if a classmate is found to be in breach of academic integrity in view an unusually high level of similarity between your papers.