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The research proposal

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Purpose ‐ The purpose is to reflect on writing a PhD proposal. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The paper is a poem based on the author's experience. Findings ‐ This is meditation on how the topic, theory and method for a research project all need to be fine-tuned, so they are in balance. Research limitations/implications ‐ The paper stimulates thought about what drives a research project, and that various adaptations are required, so the topic theory, and method are woven together in harmony. Originality/value ‐ The paper provides an insight into the preparation of a research proposal, and highlights that it is not a linear process, driven only by the topic.

Keywords: Degrees; Information theory; Research; Research methods

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: May 10, 2011

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