IRP: Guidelines for Writing a Research Proposal

This document describes what is expected of your assignment for IRP. The assignment is a project proposal. This should be about 6 pages. A good proposal will provide a convincing case for the high quality of the proposed research. It will show an awareness of relevant prior work and include a clear statement of the problems and hypotheses to be addressed and why they are important. It must also make clear exactly how the methods used to research those hypotheses will yield interesting results. There are many ways in which one might structure the material. As a guide, a good proposal might be organised as follows:

The proposal may also include material that would count as the Introduction to the MSc thesis itself, and/or the literature review.

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