A research prospectus is an abbreviated version of a full-blown research proposal. It is the natural next step after you have developed your research canvas . A research prospectus is a brief overview of the key components of a research study. These components together form the “DNA” of the research methodology design. The purpose is to build quality into the proposal process by getting this DNA right before launching into developing a full-blown proposal. Experience suggests that if the DNA is right, the proposal comes together much easier, is more likely to be internally consistent, and requires less rework .
What are some of the strengths and weaknesses of your approach? In-depth interviews. Surveys. 6. Next Steps What are your specific research plans. It can be useful to include in this section a proposed outline for the final project, a detailed timeline for completing the project, and a discussion of the feasibility of carrying out research on this project given existing constraints (time, budget, etc.). Outline. Project Timeline. 7. Bibliography Always include a list of sources and try to include a variety of sources (academic journals, books, primary source material), as appropriate to your topic. Boafo-Arthur, Kwame. (Ed). 2006. Voting for Democracy in Ghana. Freedom Publications: Ghana. Key Components of a Theory Prospectus Many of the key components of a theory prospectus are structurally similar to a research prospectus.