Guidelines for Preparing a PHD Research Proposal
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  • The research proposal should demonstrate the significance and the quality of the research

  • The proposal explains the potential of the proposed research work and its future impact among the research community.

  • The proposal highlights the novelty, uniqueness, and freshness of the research work

  • Proposal elucidates the originality of the problem and illustrates the critical thinking and skills applied to prove the research problem.

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  • The topic selection depends on many factors, such as

  • Background and expertise of the student in the research topic

  • The expertise of the supervisor

  • Future impact of the research problem

  • Researchability of the research topic

  • Availability and feasibility of the tools and technologies to solve the research problem

  • Feasibility of publications in top journals

  • How does it impact the advancement of knowledge?

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  • Significance of the field of the research

  • Identify the potential applications

  • The impact of the research on the Industry/Academia/Society

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  • Collect relevant research papers from the leading journals for the last 5-10 years in the area of research

  • Carry out a comprehensive literature survey on the research topic

  • Narrow down the research idea and finalize the title

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  • Find out the problem based on the survey, which is not addressed appropriately in the topic of the proposal.

  • Identify the limitations in the existing research

  • Why the problem is essential and how it is going to impact future research

  • Find the potential opportunities for further research to fill the gaps in the research topic

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  • The problem statement should be more concise and concrete description of a research problem based on the research gap

  • Explores the relevance and significance of the research idea

  • Clearly describe the existence of the problem and how to tackle it

  • The problem statement should be researchable to tackle the research issue, feasible for development, and clearly address the relevant research problem effectively.

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  • Precisely define the achievable outcome and the purpose of the research

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  • Defines the systematic plan of the proposed research work

  • Define the methods, tools, and techniques employed to solve the research problem

  • Describe the method of analysis

  • Performance evaluation of the proposed research work

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  • Software tools required to solve the research problem

  • Operating systems, Programming Language, Programming Packages, Database, Research Tools, Graph Generator, Document Writer and Plagiarism Checking Tools

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  • The potential outcome of the research

  • Achievements of the research work

  • How the research contributions impact the Industry/Academia/Society

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  • Precise conclusion of the research proposal

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  • Latest references related to the research proposal cited appropriately with proper citation format such as APA (American Psychological Association), MLA (Modern Language Association), and so on.

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  • The research proposal should be plagiarism free with the proper citation for contributions.

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