Your Graduate Thesis Proposal should include each of the following sections:
Project Summary: a brief overview of the research design, goals, and merit
Biographical Sketch: your biography and relevant experience
Project Description: a clear statement of the work and its merit
Literature Review: with relevant literature and theoretical frameworks, and information about the intellectual merit and broader impact of your project:
Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts
Research Methods: includes a Research Timeline with deliverables and respective dates. Depending on your project, it may also include information about populations and sites, participant recruitment, secondary analysis of datasets, protocol for protecting participants, survey/interview protocol, or an informed consent document.
Data Management Plan: includes protocol covering data collection, storage, and sharing.
Proposal Budget: project costs and justification for each of your project costs
Research Timeline: include deliverables and their expected dates
References Cited: Go to Cite & Write in ASA Style to format your References Cited list in American Sociological Association (ASA) format.