Q: How to write the contextual perspective in a research proposal?
Please let me know how to write the contextual perspective in a proposal.
Contextual perspective is an essential aspect of a research proposal and requires critical attention while writing the proposal. In the Introduction section of the proposal, the writer should try to create interest in the readers about the proposed research. For this purpose, the author needs to provide a broad background for the topic of the study and place the study within the large context of the scholarly research.
Here are a few simple steps that will help you frame the contextual perspective of your research:
1. Briefly describe the field you will be researching
2. Explain why this field is important
3. State what are the currently trending topics of interest or "hot topics" in this field
4. Describe the specific area within the field that you will be researching
5. Explain how your proposed research will add to the field
6. Summarize the existing research base in the field and identify the gaps that your study proposes to address
Make sure to include relevant references and citations. If presented adequately, the contextual perspective effectively establishes not only the need for the proposed research but also indicates the expertise of the writer in that specific research area. The theoretical framework behind the study question should also be discussed early in the Introduction or the literature review section as a part of the contextual perspective.