For your Thesis Proposal, you will prepare a written document that includes an Introduction section and a Methods section.
Introduction: includes the problem to be studied, theory that is guiding the research/review of current literature, relevance of the work, and specific study hypothesis. Your introduction should demonstrate the expertise you've developed in your research area, but also be more than just a summary of the articles you've read. Your introduction should be a compelling narrative about the research trails you followed, how they build up to your study hypothesis, and why your research study is original and important.
Step 1: Get started by considering your central thesis question of your proposed thesis study
Step 2: Identify the information that you want to use from your sources
What key information, issues, theories, approaches, evidence, and/or arguments will help you address and build your thesis study?
Step 3: Identify relationships, links, and common themes
What relationships and links do you see between the information you want to use from each of your sources?
What common themes and arguments can you build from the information and evidence in your sources?
Step 4: Arrange themes and arguments
How can you arrange your themes and arguments hierarchically and sequentially so that they logically build towards a compelling evidence-based about your proposed thesis study?
Research Methods: includes proposed subject recruitment, measures to be used, procedures to be follow, and proposed data analysis plan. These should be based on the methods used in the articles that you read and discussed in your Introduction section.