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Library guide for Researchers/Postgraduates: How to write a research proposal

Research Proposals overview

Bambale, A. J. (2014) Facilitating the PhD research process: guides for identifying research problem and establishing research gap.  International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology.  4(1) pp.116-126

Faryadi, Q. (2012) How to write your PhD proposal: a step-by-step guide.  American International Journal of Contemporary Research.  2(4) pp.111-115.  Available at: [Accessed 21st December 2015]


In Ireland and the UK, thesis usually means an unpublished work submitted for a doctoral degree (Ph.D) while a dissertation is a work produced at undergraduate or masters' level.  Terminology is different in other countries.