In short, try to paint your research question in broad brushes and at the same time bring out its significance.
Do not bore them, because it may lead to rejection of your worthy proposal.
(Remember: Professors and scientists are human beings too.) Methods: The Method section is very important because it tells your Research Committee how you plan to tackle your research problem.
Introduction: The main purpose of the introduction is to provide the necessary background or context for your research problem.
How to frame the research problem is perhaps the biggest problem in proposal writing.
An ill-conceived proposal dooms the project even if it somehow gets through the Thesis Supervisory Committee.
A high quality proposal, on the other hand, not only promises success for the project, but also impresses your Thesis Committee about your potential as a researcher.If the research problem is framed in the context of a general, rambling literature review, then the research question may appear trivial and uninteresting.However, if the same question is placed in the context of a very focused and current research area, its significance will become evident.Therefore, it pays if your writing is coherent, clear and compelling. An effective title not only pricks the reader's interest, but also predisposes him/her favourably towards the proposal.This paper focuses on proposal writing rather than on the development of research ideas. Abstract: It is a brief summary of approximately 300 words.Make use of subheadings to bring order and coherence to your review.For example, having established the importance of your research area and its current state of development, you may devote several subsections on related issues as: theoretical models, measuring instruments, cross-cultural and gender differences, etc.Most students and beginning researchers do not fully understand what a research proposal means, nor do they understand its importance.To put it bluntly, one's research is only as a good as one's proposal.It is also helpful to keep in mind that you are telling a story to an audience.Try to tell it in a stimulating and engaging manner.