The effects of food in the quality of life and longevity

Order Description

A. Overview and rationale
Communicating the research proposal clearly is the first step towards the successful completion of any research. The exercise of writing a research proposal serves as an avenue for the application of principles gleaned from the lectures; and formalizes ideas, connections and directions that may eventually find full expression in the dissertations.

B. Task, Components and Outcomes
1. Components: the research proposal is to be presented in the following sequence of headings:
• Research problem
• Research objectives/questions
• Proposed conceptual framework
• Proposed research design
• Bibliography/references

2. Process: the tasks involved in coming up with the research proposal is best attempted in the sequence specified so as to achieve the listed outcomes:

Task Sequence Individual Written Proposal Components Process outcomes
1 Bibliography/references 10 journal articles and 2 books
2 Proposed research design
• Qualitative technique
• Quantitative tool

3 Proposed conceptual framework
• Guidelines/Best Practices
• Parent Theory

4 Research objectives/questions Hypotheses/ Propositions
5 Research problem
• Keywords/concepts
• Kind of research

C. Expectations and grading criteria
Individual written proposal (marked upon 100% and scaled to 30%) Proposal
Components Process outcomes Evaluative criteria Marks
1. Bibliography Authoritativeness 20%
Minimum of 15 entries Relevance for field
Academic journals
APA referencing
2.Research Design Appropriateness 25%
a.Qualitative techniques Relevance & feasibility
b.Quantitative tools Relevance & feasibility
c.Should be a detailed account of sampling respondents and data collection instrument
3.Theoretical Framework Coherence 25%
a.Best practices Recognition by industry/literature
b.Parent Theory Comprehensiveness
4.Research objectives and questions Scenarios and Issues 20%
a. Hypothesis Mutually-exclusive formulations
b. Propositions Mutually-exclusive formulations
5. Research Problems Boundaries 10%
a.Kind of research
• Distinct character

b.Keywords
• As informed by theory

c. Title
• Clarity

D. Formatting requirements and deadline
• Font size: Arial or Times New Roman (12pt), single-spaced and fully-justified.
• Length: the body of the text shall be 2000 words in length, not counting the length references section.
• Referencing: in-text citations must mirror the entries found in the reference and bibliography sections of the report. The referencing system used must conform to the APA style.
• Organization and submission: the individual written proposal (report) should be based on the template given in this Appendix.

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