Research Proposal Worksheet

Research Proposal Worksheet

Rationale: Use this worksheet to take notes on the class discussion about your semester-long project.  You will find this worksheet very helpful for completing Assignment 1.2

Assessment: While this assignment is not collected, you will find it invaluable for completing Assignment 1.2!

List the Research Topics proposed by all teams:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As each proposal is suggested, make notes as to why the team thought the project was interesting, worthy of study, etc.

Topic 1: ____________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic 2: ____________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

Topic 3: ____________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

Topic 4: ____________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

Topic 5: ____________________________________________________________

 

 

 




Topic 6: ____________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

Topic 7: ____________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

After selecting a topic, answer the following questions:

I.       What do you want to know? (substantive problem or issue)

·        What larger issues or concerns first drew you to this problem?  Start with a question (originating question / specifying question)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II.     Why do you want to know it?

·        Why should anyone care what you find?

·        Why is this question important?

·        What difference does it make, theoretically or practically?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III.  What do you think the answer is?