In short, try to paint your research question in broad brushes and at the same time bring out its significance.
The introduction typically begins with a general statement of the problem area, with a focus on a specific research problem, to be followed by the rational or justification for the proposed study.
The introduction generally covers the following elements: Literature Review: Sometimes the literature review is incorporated into the introduction section.
However, most professors prefer a separate section, which allows a more thorough review of the literature.
It should include the research question, the rationale for the study, the hypothesis (if any), the method and the main findings.
Descriptions of the method may include the design, procedures, the sample and any instruments that will be used.If the research problem is framed in the context of a general, rambling literature review, then the research question may appear trivial and uninteresting.However, if the same question is placed in the context of a very focused and current research area, its significance will become evident.Unfortunately, there are no hard and fast rules on how to frame your research question just as there is no prescription on how to write an interesting and informative opening paragraph.A lot depends on your creativity, your ability to think clearly and the depth of your understanding of problem areas.This article was co-authored by Christopher Taylor, Ph D.Christopher Taylor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Texas.Most students and beginning researchers do not fully understand what a research proposal means, nor do they understand its importance.To put it bluntly, one's research is only as a good as one's proposal.Regardless of your research area and the methodology you choose, all research proposals must address the following questions: What you plan to accomplish, why you want to do it and how you are going to do it.The proposal should have sufficient information to convince your readers that you have an important research idea, that you have a good grasp of the relevant literature and the major issues, and that your methodology is sound.