1 Collaborate – Think Critically: Learn from researchers who have been in your shoes – use their examples and experiences to explore how their ‘lessons learned’ can improve your own research approach. Take it one step further with additional thought-provoking questions online.

9.1 Structure of a research proposal

Try using Roddy’s headings for your research plan, including your research question[s], methodology and responses to potential criticisms. What do you gain or lose if you follow him and don’t state any hypotheses?

Would you approach your research proposal like Roddy? Why or why not?