Q: What is the importance of a concept paper?
I need to understand only the importance.
A concept paper is a brief paper outlining the key aspects of a study before undertaking the study. It is meant to provide an idea of the study. Thus, it helps the supervisor assess whether the study is relevant, feasible, and worthwhile. If not, they may suggest studying a different research question. It also helps the supervisor gauge your understanding of research, and therefore, if you are likely to need support (and if so, how much) in conducting the study. To know about other aspects of a concept paper, you may refer to the following resources: