Q: How do I write a research proposal and the background for my topic?
My topic is ‘Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) teachers’ level of job commitment in public schools.’
The research proposal outlines the key aspects of the research you plan to conduct. The proposal has to reflect your knowledge both of research methodology and of the topic. Overall, the proposal has to communicate your confidence in being able to successfully undertake and complete the research. To know the details of writing a proposal, you may refer to the following resources:
- How to write the introduction of a research proposal?
- How to write a statement of problem for your research proposal
- How do I write the methods section of a research proposal?
- How to write the expected results and discussion in a research proposal?
The background is written in the Introduction and has to set the context for the research: why you are undertaking the research, what gaps you plan to address, what solutions or remedies you seek to devise, and so on. Writing the background, and even the Introduction, comes from having done a comprehensive literature search and review. For more information on these aspects, you may refer to the following resources:
- How to write the background of your study
- Tips for effective literature searching and keeping up with new publications
- How to write the literature review of your research paper
All the best for your research!