What comes to your mind when you read or hear the word CONCEPT NOTE?
What comes to your mind may include;
- Applying for academic programs
- Collecting ideas
- Designing prototypes
- Writing a proposal
DEFINITION: A concept note is a mini proposal usually written as an initial stage when applying for a PhD or Master program showing a brief description of what the candidate student wants to study and research on (Robindos Research Consultancy, 2020).
- At Robindos Research Consultancy we assist our clients to write dissertation concept notes that guarantee acceptance of the prospective student to a PhD or Master program.
- There is no fixed structure for writing a concept note and universities often have specific requirements which may vary depending with the university. However, at Robindos Research Consultancy, a concept note may be presented as follows;
Dissertation concept note structure!!!
There is no fixed structure writing a concept note and usually universities and supervisors provide their preferred structure. However, the common structure at Robindos Research Consultancy is as follows;
- Introduction/ Background
- Literature Review
2.1 Theoretical Framework
- Statement of the Problem, Purpose and Research Question
3.1 Statement of the Problem
3.3 Research Question
- Research Methodology
- Research Strategy
- Research Design
- Data Collection
- Data analysis
- Expected Outcomes