Where data is to be collected, the collection management process should be described, noting how the integrity of the research process will be preserved.
Methodological problems should be forecast and discussed.
In constructing your reading list, establish a works cited draft section and record the literature sources as you encounter them.
It is much easier to note the source of relevant information as you make notes, than to do so retrospectively.
To be certain that the research proposal you devise complies with the requirements of the academic department who will oversee the research and assess it, check what the proposal’s organizational requirements are and ask for samples of such proposals to facilitate easy comprehension of the proposal’s components.
Typically, these requirements include: introduction, literature review, rationale or justification, the scope and limitations of the research; the proposed research methodology and why it is desirable; method of date analysis, time table for the research to be completed and associated costs where necessary.
The potential and actual ethical issues pertaining to the research process should be identified in the proposal with clear indications as to how they will be managed.
A generous amount of time should be timetabled into reviewing the thesis once it is written, to allow amendments, revisions and refinements to be made.
The education research proposal will demonstrate how you will focus on a particular field of intellectual endeavor, such as special needs education, innovation in education, differentiation in education, technology in education and so on and how your field of inquiry relates to its broader intellectual context.
To devise the central question for the research proposal, a thorough going literature review must be conducted.