Methods should flow naturally from the problems and objectives.
The Graduate School defines methodology in terms of the study population; sampling design and procedures; tools, instruments, and timetables for data collection and testing; definition of terms and concepts.
Title of the Study This is the title as the student conceives it at the time the proposal is submitted.
It should be no more than 100 characters in length.
Proposals longer than this will not be accepted, however, appendices and references are not included in the 15-page limit.
Proposals will also be returned for revision if they do not contain the appropriate sections described in the Contents section of this Statement on Thesis/Dissertation Proposals.
Adherence to the guidelines given below should assure the student that all information necessary for the satisfactory evaluation of the plans for master’s or doctoral research will be included in the proposal.
The thesis proposal should present the required information as concisely and clearly as possible.
A thesis proposal states a problem to be investigated and describes how the research will be performed and reported.
Approval signifies that it meets the standards of the University of Rhode Island for the degree desired.