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GUIDE FOR THESES AND DISSERTATION RESEARCH PROPOSAL  

AND PLAN OF STUDY  

School of the Environment, Jiangsu University

Zhenjiang, Jiangsu University

 

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TITLE: A brief, clear, specific designation of the subject of the research. The title, used

by itself, should give a good indication of the project. 

OBJECTIVES: A clear, complete, and logically arranged statement of specific

objectives of the project. If several objectives are proposed, they must be closely related.

List them as 1, 2, 3, etc. 

JUSTIFICATION: Should present the importance of the problem. 

PREVIOUS WORK AND PRESENT OUTLOOK: A brief summary covering

pertinent previous research on the problem, citing important and recent publications from

other research institutions, as well as your own institution, the status of current research,

and additional information needed, to which the project is expected to contribute. This

review will help to determine work already accomplished. 

PROCEDURE: A statement of essential work plans and methods to be used to attain

each of the stated objectives. The procedure should correspond with objectives, and

follow the same order. Phases of the work to be undertaken should be designated. The

location of work and facilities and equipment needed and available should be indicated.

Wherever appropriate, procedures should provide data suitable for statistical analysis and

design of the experiments should be indicated. 

PROBABLE DURATION: An estimate of the maximum time likely to be required to

complete research and publish results. 

INSTITUTIONAL UNITS INVOLVED: List each unit of the institutions contributing

essential services or facilities. Responsibilities of each should be indicated. 

LITERATURE CITED: List important and recent publications involving this field of

work.