This is to assist the reader to understand the significance of your research, and where it fits within the existing body of knowledge.The background section is a significant portion of your proposal and therefore should be an extensive review of the literature related to your topic (see literature review).You should also discuss the different methods you intend to use in full detail, and provide justification as to why you have chosen to use these methods.
This is to assist the reader to understand the significance of your research, and where it fits within the existing body of knowledge.The background section is a significant portion of your proposal and therefore should be an extensive review of the literature related to your topic (see literature review).
The method describes the way you intend to investigate the question, such as a questionnaire, a hui, in-depth individual interviews, focus group interviews, a wānanga, a survey and so forth.
Kaupapa Māori is a methodology, that also gives rise to and guides research methods.
You need to be able to demonstrate that your research is possible within a given timeframe.
You may be able to define your own timeframe, or the institution for which you are writing a proposal may have a set timeframe that you will need to work within.
Some institutions require that any research involving interaction with human participants get approval from ethical advisory committees or boards.
This ethical approval is sought to ensure that the researcher conducts research in a manner that is respectful to the participants and other human beings that may be influenced by the research process.Either way, it is important that you are able to plot the intended progress of the project from start to finish.If you intend to produce any outputs, reports, findings then they should be inserted into this schedule.It is important that you seek out what ethical approval is required within your area of research.You may need to seek approval from more than one advisory committee depending on the institutional, financial and disciplinary context.Understanding research ethics will impact on all aspects of your research, in particular, how you engage with communities to conduct your research and disseminate your research findings.Māori community research organizations are also beginning to develop their own research ethics guidelines to assist both the researchers and participants to be ‘culturally safe’ during the research process.Applications for ethical approval are obtained directly from the ethical committees themselves.Ethical considerations is a key part of conducing Kaupapa Māori research.The methodology generally refers to the theory to be used to justify the use of the particular research methods that you are choosing to use.You may use more than one methodology to inform your method of research.