Is your research question too broad? Too narrow?
Go to this link for some guidance on finding that "just right" research topic!
The names of these sections may vary slightly and may appear in a different order.
- Statement of the Problem
- Purpose of the Study
- Literature Review
- Research Design (Method and Procedures)
- Discussion/Conclusion (limitations of study, significance of study, results - these are sometimes given their own sections)
- References (your list of references/bibliography)
What is a literature review? A literature review is the part of your research proposal or research study where you will review and discuss what has already been studied/written about your topic. This provides background for your problem/research question and shows how others have attempted to answer the question/solve the problem. So, let's find some background information.
Literature review tutorial (American University Libraries)