RESEARCH PROPOSAL TEMPLATE
RESEARCH UNIT – COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
This document has been set up to assist you in setting out the proposal, in terms of text layout, section headings and sub-sections.
The full research proposal expected be between 7 and 14 pages and should present the following:
Background and statement of the problem (this in the light of a thorough literature review)
Research question/s and hypothesis.
General & Specific objectives
Study design (type of study)
Sampling & Sample size
Data collection methods
The primary outcome and other study variables.
Research instrument (questionnaire) including a note about its validation.
Data Management e.g. safe storage of data
Data analysis Plan – statistical planning must be fully addressed.
Student Contribution – names of all students who participated in conducting the study, and the contribution of each should be identified.
The Project Work plan (Gantt chart)
References in Vancouver system
Appendices (copy of questionnaire, consent form, etc.)
How to use this template:
The template provides ALL the sections, headings and subheadings that you will require in your proposal, as well as the line and paragraph spacing, page breaks, page numbering, referencing system and referencing styles. You should simply edit the text where appropriate and insert your own text as per your proposal, i.e simply type into the document.
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