The timeline demonstrates to the reader that your project can be completed within the period of candidature.
The timeline should consist of a series of goals that you will need to meet in order to complete all aspects of your thesis, from initial research to the final editing, with an expected date of completion for each step.
It does not show a complete study design for this project.
It illustrates the advantages of mapping out goals, sources and theories as a means of planning your study design.
It is therefore necessary to: Specify the particular activities that you will undertake and show how they will contribute to the investigation of your research problem (e.g.
“I will engage in a close content analysis of political satire in order to show how it subverts the visual and rhetorical tropes of ‘serious’ political discourse”).
There are three main considerations when writing a literature review for a research proposal: A useful way to generate ideas for your literature review is to brainstorm the key scholars, texts, arguments, sources and methods that are related to your research topic. Your answers might take the form of brief dot points or you might prefer to write more extensive responses.
Extensive responses are often a useful way of thinking through a question or issue that you find challenging: You will have now generated some ideas and can begin to plan the content and structure of your literature review.
Finally, anticipate any potential barriers that you will face in carrying out your research design.
No method is perfect, so you need to describe what the shortcomings will be and explain how you will address them.