Guidelines for the development of research proposals following a Structured, Holistic Approach for a Research Proposal (SHARP)
Authors: Gross, Rainer; Karyadi, Darwin; Sastroamidjojo, Soemilah; Schultink, Werner
Source: Food & Nutrition Bulletin, Volume 19, Number 3, September 1998 , pp. 268-282(15)
Abstract:SHARP (a Structured, Holistic Approach for a Research Proposal) is a structured method for developing a research proposal that can be used either by individuals or by teams of researchers. The eight steps in SHARP are (1) setting up a causal model, (2) establishing a fact–hypothesis matrix (FaHM), (3) developing a variable–indicator–method matrix (VIM), (4) selecting the study design, (5) defining the sampling procedure and calculating the sample size, (6) selecting the statistical methods, (7) considering the ethical aspects, and (8) setting up an operational plan. The objectives of the research proposal are to help the researcher to define the contents and to plan and execute a research project, and to inform potential collaborators and supporters about the topic. The proposal that is produced during the process can be submitted to agencies for possible funding.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 1998
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