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    I'm currently writing up my research proposal for a PhD in social science, but I'm struggling drawing up a suggested timetable for the research. Would anyone have any advice on this, or could point me in the direction of a sample timetable?
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    (Original post by MhadraRua)
    I'm currently writing up my research proposal for a PhD in social science, but I'm struggling drawing up a suggested timetable for the research. Would anyone have any advice on this, or could point me in the direction of a sample timetable?
    First year searching for sources/resources, preparing and testing data collection, plus refining research question, drafting literature review, sketching chapters.

    Second year, bulk of data collection in first half, or research, second half analysis and drafting core chapters.

    Third year any additional data collection, further analysis, writing up

    It really doesn't need to be any more detailed than that. They just want to see that you aren't banking on learning an entire new ancient language in the first 6 months, or that your fieldwork is highly seasonal and can't be done until summer of year 2 etc.
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    First year searching for sources/resources, preparing and testing data collection, plus refining research question, drafting literature review, sketching chapters.

    Second year, bulk of data collection in first half, or research, second half analysis and drafting core chapters.

    Third year any additional data collection, further analysis, writing up

    It really doesn't need to be any more detailed than that. They just want to see that you aren't banking on learning an entire new ancient language in the first 6 months, or that your fieldwork is highly seasonal and can't be done until summer of year 2 etc.
    Yes, this was exactly what mine looked like. It only needs to be basic, especially if you're limited to 2,000 words or similar for the whole proposal.

    A lot of people apply for stuff without giving the first thought to practicalities - it is there to make sure you've done a little thinking, that's all.
 
 
 

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