Workshop - Writing Research Proposals
Introductory Training Course: Writing Research Proposals
Saturday, May 2, 2015
The course aims to teach proposal writing by focusing on the vital components that comprise a research proposal and introducing the skills and components needed to do it effectively.
- Understand the main characteristics and components of a research proposal.
- Appreciate the nexus between the research proposal and the ethics of research.
- The role of effective management in organizing activities and estimating a budget.
After completing the course, trainees will acquire introductory skills to:
- Write the various components of the research proposal
- Prepare a consent form
- Prepare a time plan and to estimate a budget
A one-day course comprising of four main blocks:
08:00-08:15 Introduction of participants and course overview
08:15-09:00 Block I
Introduction and Problem Statement
9:00-10:00 Block I
10:15–11:30 Block II
Section 1 Research Designs and Quantitative Research Methodology
11:30–12:30 Block II
Section 1 Group Work
12:30–1:30 Lunch break
13:30–14:30 Block II
Section 2 Data Analysis in Quantitative Research
14:30-15:30 Block II
Section 2 Group Work
15:30-16:00 Break 2
16:00-16:45 Blocks III
Organizing and Managing Research Activities
16:45-17:45 Block IV
Ethics of Research
17:45-18:00 Conclusion and Course Evaluation
Block I. Introduction and Problem Statement
An overview of the various components of a research proposal detailing problem identification, background, rational, justification and significance of the proposal. Set research questions, objectives and hypothesis.
Block II. Achieving Objectives through Research Designs
Divided into two sections:
Section 1: Quantitative Research Methodology
Briefly explain quantitative research designs, sampling techniques and sample size. Introduce data collection methods and tools used in quantitative research.
Section 2: Data Analysis in Quantitative Research
Focus on data analysis methods and schemes that respond to the different quantitative research methodologies including descriptive and advanced statistic.
Block III. Organizing and Managing Research activities
Focus on setting a relevant time plan for the different activities of the research project, address the distribution of responsibilities among the research team members and teaching trainees the general format of budget estimation.
Block IV. Ethics of Research
Review and apply the principles of research ethics and ethical conduct of research. Introduce trainees to the main principles of writing an informed consent.
Zeinab Khadr, Research Scientist, Social Science Research Center, The American University in Cairo
Sherine Shawky, Research Professor, Social Science Research Center, The American University in Cairo
Dr. Mohammed Mohieddin, Director of Research, Doha International Family Institute
Tornado Tower, 7th Floor
A Certificate of Participation will be provided to trainees who attend the entire workshop