Q: Can a concept paper be developed into a research paper?
Actually, the point of writing a concept paper is to develop it into a research paper. A concept paper, as the name suggests, is a paper outlining the concept or main idea of a proposed research topic. It is intended for university students. Thus, you may consider a concept paper a research proposal at the uni level. It is written with the explicit aim of having the concept or outline reviewed by the supervisor so that they may approve it, suggest modifications, or recommend taking up another research topic (in case they believe the proposed one is not feasible for whatever reason/s). You may learn more about concept papers through these previous queries asked by other researchers.
- What is a concept paper?
- What is the importance of a concept paper?
- What are the three strategies in elucidating a concept paper?
Hope that helps. All the best for your concept paper as also for developing it into a research paper!