WRTG 394 For Writing Assignment #3 you will write a proposal to conduct research. This proposal will be in the form of a memo.
For this assignment, you will prepare a business memo to a decision-maker(s) requesting authorization to conduct primary and additional secondary research for your final report.
Step 1: Identify the decision-maker or group of decision-makers to whom you will write this proposal memo (WA#3) and your final report (WA#4)
Step 2: Identify primary research (and any additional secondary research) to be conducted for your final report.
Step 3: Write the memo using the template provided below.
As part of defining the problem and proposing a solution, you must conduct primary research. You might also need to conduct some additional secondary research. In Writing Assignment #3, the proposal to conduct research, you are persuading a decision-maker or group of decision-makers to authorize you to begin conducting this research that will end up in your final report.
The main purposes of the research proposal memo are to:
-demonstrate that the problem you’ve identified for Project #4 is significant enough to warrant investigation
-present a feasible plan or blueprint for your research
-set forth potential benefits to the organization or community from the research that justify the use of time and resources
Template for Submitting Your Proposal:
Note: Please use the format outlined below.
To: [Decision Maker Name(s) and title]
From: [Your Name and title]
Date: [Today’s Date]
Subject: Request to Conduct Research on […]
[Provide a brief summary identifying the purpose of writing this memo.]
What the Problem Is and Why It Needs to Be Investigated
[In a series of paragraphs, describe the problem to which you are going to propose a solution and explain why you think this problem is important.]
What Secondary Research Has Been Conducted About the Problem
[In one paragraph describe secondary research you have conducted on the problem and solution.]
What Primary Research You Will Conduct About the Problem
[In a series of paragraphs, describe primary research you will conduct on the problem and solution.]
What Benefits Will Result From Your Research
[In one or two paragraphs, describe the potential benefits to your organization or community of authorizing the research.]
Preliminary Ideas for Solving This Problem
[In a series of paragraphs, describe your recommendations to the problem/situation you are describing.]
[In one or two sentences, conclude your memo by repeating the request for authorization and reminding of the benefits of your conducting the research.]
WRTG 394 Assignment 3 write a proposal to conduct research
Date Published: 15 November, 2017