I'm working on my dissertation proposal. I have the guidance from my college's handbook below for reference.
The proposal describes the conceptual and empirical framework within which the study will be conducted. Consists of title, introduction to the research problem, explanation of how the problem fits into a broader conceptual framework defined by existing literature, a justification of its importance, the specific objectives or research questions, methods (including details about data collection and analysis), a timetable, and a budget.
The proposal must demonstrate sophisticated understanding of relevant literature and provide a compelling justification for research focus and methods selected.
I aim to hit all those targets with the work that follows.