A research proposal is written to propose a project generally in science or academics and sometimes requests sponsorship. It can be solicited or unsolicited. Solicited research proposal means that you are submitting a proposal as a response with specified requirements such as Request for Proposal (RFP) while unsolicited research proposal is submitted without prior request. An academic research proposal usually written as part of the initial requirements of writing a thesis, research paper or dissertation. Below are some of the elements of the research paper.
Summative Evaluation - Primarily quantitative in nature, the
summative evaluation will begin with the establishment of baseline data
at the beginning of the Project (using a random sample of mothers of young
children to assess their food and nutrition knowledge) and then be conducted
at 6 month intervals (just prior to each group of volunteers completing
their Project service). Data for the summative evaluation will focus on the two primary goals of the project and the objectives of each.