Take the quiz to test your understanding of the key concepts covered in the chapter. Try testing yourself before you read the chapter to see where your strengths and weaknesses are, then test yourself again once you’ve read the chapter to see how well you’ve understood.

1. What is the main advantage of producing a written research proposal?

A  It provides a recipe for conducting research

B  It demonstrates an understanding of what is required to undertake research

C  To fulfil the requirements of a research module

D  A and B

Answer: D

2. Which one of these will always appear in a research proposal?

A  Research objective

B  Creative objective

C  Academic objective

D  Personal objective

Answer: A

3. Which of these terms should be included in a research proposal

A  Hypothesis or research questions

B  Aims and objectives

C  A rationale

D  All of these

Answer: D

4. Good research proposals will always:

A  Focus on the Harvard style

B  Provide participant names and addresses

C  Consider previous research on the subject

D  Include only English language papers

Answer: C

4. The proposal’s literature review is important because:

A  It is expected by the university

B  Your lecturer said you should

C  It shows that you are knowledgeable about the literature that relates to your research topic

D  You have to copy what other people say

Answer: C

5. Which section of the proposal should include a full statement of the research question?

A  Introduction

B  Literature review

C  Methods section

D  References

Answer: C

6. Which one of these is best avoided in a proposal?

A  Correct and current terminology

B   Jargon

C  A clear structure

D  Harvard Referencing

Answer: B