In the simplest of terms, the methodology section in a proposal explains the research design and methods you'll use to complete your research, and why you chose that approach. In other words, if someone else wants to replicate your study to achieve the same results, what would they need to do, and how do you know that your approach is the best way to complete the research?
The methodology section can include (but isn't limited to):
If you are unsure if including the methodology is required in your thesis, major project, or research paper proposal, please consult with your instructor or advisor.
This information regarding the methodology section of a proposal was gathered from RRU thesis and major project handbooks, current in 2020, from programs in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences, the Faculty of Management, and the College of Interdisciplinary Studies. If the details here differ from the information provided in the handbook for your project, please follow the handbook's directions.
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