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Guidelines: Several brief, general, explanations and a series of links are listed below. Review them all. The samples and instructions given will show you the general needs and information to be included in your prospectus.
|Sources: The question of the definition of Primary and Secondary Sources in "Review of Related Literature," "Literature Review," "Relevant Data," and similar sections in the various prospectus formats listed below has surfaced. For an explanation you can refer to: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10477845.2010.527252 for descriptions and comparison of those two types of sources. For a succinct comparison and explanation of what constitutes a Primary versus a Secondary source you can run a "find" on that page (press and hold Ctrl and then press the key for the letter f ) and input the phrase "Primary and Secondary Sources: What is the Difference" into the "find" box. This will take you directly to the relevant section. It is recommended, however, that you read the entire article for a better understanding of sources and how they are judged as Primary or Secondary.|
Extracted from Washington University Guide to the Thesis Process:
Prospectus should contain the following items:
Extracted from Thesis Proposal Form, South Dakota State.
Provide the anticipated title of the thesis.
The title should be both specific and concise and should
indicate the research you are undertaking.
II. The Argument
Identify the topic you will
explore in your thesis and the position you will take on this topic,
making sure to articulate a concise statement of your central
argument. Describe the
primary texts you’ll be using and explain how you intend to use them
in order to support this argument.
Be sure to provide any relevant literary or historical
background on your topic. Briefly
discuss the conclusions you hope to draw from your research and
explain how your thesis will contribute to the field of study
represented by your topic.
III. Review of Related
Describe the secondary critical
work that has been done on your topic thus far, noting particular
trends in the existing scholarship. Describe in detail some of the
secondary sources that will be particularly relevant to your thesis
and explain how your work will fit into the critical conversation
Describe the theoretical approach(es) that will inform your work, as
well as how you intend to apply them.
Identify not only the theory or theories you’ll be using, but
also particular theorists and theoretical texts.
Be sure to name, explain, and/or define any theoretical
concepts or terms you intend to employ.
Chapter Titles and Summaries
Outline the chapters that you will include in your thesis, including
chapter titles and brief summaries.
bibliography of the sources you intend to use in your thesis project.
Extracted from Masters Thesis Proposal Outline, University of Colorado:
Masters Thesis Proposal Outline
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