research proposal

Definition

Document that is typically written by a scientist or academic which describes the ideas for an investigation on a certain topic. The research proposal outlines the process from beginning to end and may be used to request financing for the project, certification for performing certain parts of research of the experiment, or as a required task before beginning a college dissertation.

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  • The old scientist came to us with a really exciting research proposal that we green lit immediately and without question.

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  • You may want to take on a research proposal before you undergo a risky venture so that you know it will pan out.

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  • In order for the student to graduate, the teacher wanted him to submit a research proposal that would be focused on the issues of North Korean geo-politics. This proposal would explain the process of research and how the research would be implemented, it also included plans for funding and what forms of financing would be required.

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