Point out any procedures, situations or materials that may be hazardous and the precautions to be exercised.
Use this section to provide an account of your preliminary studies that are pertinent to your research project and that support your specific aims.
Include how the data will be collected, analyzed, and interpreted.
Describe any new methodology and its advantage over existing methodologies.
The majority of your time should be spent making this part of your proposal as strong as possible and as clear and concise as possible.
Describe the research design and the procedures to be used to accomplish the specific aims of the project; it is generally most effective to do this according to the same outline as in the Objective & Aims section.
Discuss the potential difficulties and limitations of the proposed procedures and alternative approaches to achieve the aims.
As part of this section, provide a tentative timetable for the project.
This proposal consists of a document submitted to an approved Thesis Committee at least one week prior to an oral presentation of the proposal to the Committee and a general audience. Exceptions can be made by prior agreement with the thesis committee.
The Thesis Committee must approve the thesis proposal but no letter grade is given.