n Journal of Public Administration - Foundational considerations in selecting a research topic and writing a thesis or dissertation proposal
|Article Title||Foundational considerations in selecting a research topic and writing a thesis or dissertation proposal|
|© Publisher:||South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM)|
|Journal||Journal of Public Administration|
|Author||C. Tlhoalele, T. Nethonzhe and J. Lutabingwa|
|Publication Date||Nov 2007|
|Pages||549 - 564|
|Keyword(s)||University of Johannesburg|
The aim of this article is to acquaint the reader with the process of selecting a research topic and developing a research proposal. Careful planning is important prior to embarking on a research project such as a dissertation or thesis. The first step of this planning process is to select a well-focused research topic. The second step involves the development of a research proposal. This article focuses on how a researcher should approach the topic selection process, as well as the steps in writing the research proposal.
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