Here you will be proposing to research a specific problem with an eye toward making a recommendation for solving it. The results of your research with your recommendation will be reported at the end of the semester in Project 5.
Attach your research proposal (file type: rtf, doc, or docx) here. Like most research proposals, you should present a research plan, but it should include all of the below information. Your proposal is also a kind of topic proposal as well, in that I’ll be looking to see if I think your topic is feasible and respond either with “permission to proceed” or with a suggestion of something to do before going further. One more time, remember that the focus is to be a real-world “local” problem or opportunity that you will solve.
Below is the list of required information to include:
your precise topic and the background for that topic (what kind of problem your report addresses and how your report will go toward solving that problem)
different solutions to the problem or opportunity you intend to explore in discovering what exactly to recommend
how questions of feasibility enter into the topic
how the topic fits the project 5 assignment in other ways (is it local, specific, practical, and a study of a problem with an eye toward recommending one out of a few researched solutions?)
the type of research you have already done and how that affected your topic
further research that you will pursue (be as specific as possible)
a plan of action for completing the report, including a tentative schedule for getting various components done
LENGTH: One to two pages, single spaced