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.
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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.
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.
The purpose of writing this section is to convince the funding agency that the methods you plan to use are sound and this is the most suitable approach to address the problem you have chosen.
You must also demonstrate your understanding of alternative methods to show that you have made a sound and well-calculated judgment.