Instructor: Joshua Ballinger English 201—Jutice and the Law Research Proposal Guidelines Spring 2011 The Research Proposal: • Your Proposal should be speculative in nature. • It should be approximately four pages in length with 1” margins and 12 point font • It should use one or two Theoretical Pieces that we read and discussed in class, plus case sources of your own finding . • The Proposal should include the following information in paragraph form: THE TOPIC *General overview of the topic, problem, theme, or issue addressed. *What conversation, debate, discussion, or controversy will you enter? *How will you focus this topic in terms of a defined location and time period? THE ADOPTED CONCEPTUAL/THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK *What theories, often presenting radically different ideas, will be used as tools by which to analyze the chosen case studies or research topic that you set out to do? *In what ways will they be applicable?
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