Writing Research Proposals in the Social Sciences and Humanities

A Theoretical and Practical Guide



A Theoretical and Practical Guide

Writing a methodologically sound research proposal is a huge challenge to many post-graduate students and researchers. Conceptualizing a research project, formulating a good research problem and in-depth research questions, working out an appropriate hypothesis, presenting a solid literature review, framing a theoretical perspective, selecting appropriate methods of research and interpretation grounded on a methodological justification, and proposing an appropriate research design are essential steps in a research proposal.

This book guides researchers through all those stages in research proposal writing with examples and emphasis on rigour.

Students and researchers in the disciplines of social sciences, humanities, education, management and law will find this book a valuable guide to research.

Jayadeva Uyangoda is a Professor of Political Science at University of Colombo.