THE RESEARCH PROPOSAL TEMPLATE
This document has been set up to assist students in preparing the text for their research proposal. It is NOT intended as a document to guide you through your research proposal development, but to assist you in setting out the proposal, in terms of text layout, section headings and sub-sections.
The Research Proposal is a complete description of the intended research, developed under the supervision of the assigned supervisor. Through the full proposal, the student needs to demonstrate convincingly that the study will make a contribution to a public health issue or problem. The full research proposal must be between 5 and 10 pages and should present the ...view middle of the document...
e simply type into the document. Do not attempt to change the styles for the headings or subheadings, and do not attempt to use more than three level headings (i.e A main heading, a sub-heading and a sub-sub-heading).
WHEN YOU ARE DONE, DELETE THIS FRONT INSTRUCTION PAGE FROM YOUR PROPOSAL
If you feel you are sufficiently computer literate, you could add this template to your Templates directory in your Office system files. This will allow you to select this template at any time in the future when you prepare proposals. To do this, go to the “Menu Bar”, select File > Save As…, when the dialog box appears, at the bottom, under “save as type”, select “Document Template”. The MS Office Templates directory automatically appears. You could name your file “Proposal Template” (which should appear as a default in the dialog box, at the bottom, under “Save As”). Your template is now saved in the C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates directory.
When you next wish to use this template, click on File > New, the “task pane” that appears on the right side of your screen will prompt you to use a template, click on “on my computer…”, and from the dialog box that appears, select your template “Proposal Template”. This brings up the template with all its saved fonts, paragraph settings etc. Once again, simply insert your text, and this time, save your file normally, and NOT as a template!
When you have finished typing, then return to the Contents Page, place your cursor on the greyed out section, right click with the mouse, and select “Update entire table”
TYPE THE TITLE OF YOUR PROJECT HERE
STUDENT NAME: Type your name here
STUDENT NUMBER: Enter your student number
COURSE NAME: Masters in Public Health (Occupational Hygiene)
DEPARTMENT: Department of Occupational and Environmental Health
COURSE CODE: OCEH8V1
SUPERVISOR: Type your supervisor’s name here
DATE OF SUBMISSION: DD MMMM 20YY
Use heading 1 from the selection above for your main heading. use all caps, do not use anything else as the table of contents has been automated to use this setting 6
Sub Heading 6
problem statement 7
Research Question/Hypothesis 7
OBJECTIVES AND AIMS 8
Overall Objective 8
Specific Aims 8
BACKGROUND AND SIGNIFICANCE 9
research design and methods 10
Population and Study Sample 10
Sample Size and Selection of Sample 10
Sources of Data 10
Collection of Data 10
Exposure Assessment 10
Data Management 10
Data Analysis Strategies 10
Ethics and Human Subjects Issues 10
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Study 11
Public Health Significance 12
Budget and Motivation 13
Appendix 1: Questionnaire 15
Appendix 2: Patient List 16
Discussion and Conclusion