Q: How to write the significance of my research proposal? My topic is fatigue in RA patients with different perceptions.

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Thank you for your question!

It is necessary for any research proposal to clearly state the importance or relevance of the research, as this will form one of the deciding factors governing the approval of the proposal. In general, it is expected that research proposals explain the current relevance of a study and how it can contribute to the current body of research as well as to recent developments in the specific field of study.

With regard to your study, in the absence of additional information as well as the lack of clarity regarding the meaning of “different perceptions”, it is hard to comment on specifics. But generally speaking, your research proposal should highlight what is novel about your study, and how it can contribute to current research on fatigue in RA patients. The reader should get a sense of the importance of the work you are about to undertake as well as how you plan on carrying out your research.

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Hope that helps. All the best for your research proposal!