Ow effective is Diabetes Education on Diabetes Patients in Qatar

Research Question: How effective is Diabetes Education on Diabetes Patients in Qatar?

Method used: Quantitative

The proposal should be typed, single-spaced, with margins at least 2.5 cm (or 1 inch) on all four sides. Pages should be numbered.

1. Summary a summary of the full proposal (summarising the importance of the research; stating the objectives; briefly outlining the key points of the proposed research; giving the intended duration of the research; and giving the total cost of the research). (This should be written after the main proposal is close to completion.) Max 1 page.

2. Introduction to the research: why the field of study is of importance; what others have done in the field of study (description of key references, other work you may know of that has not yet been written up); and how these lead to the aim and objectives of the research. so this part should includes the followings:

i · Introduction to the topic

i · Brief description of the problem / situation under research to justify the need for this research.

i · Research question or hypothesis

3. Aim and objectives of the research.

4. Proposed methodology:

i · study region; subjects (if applicable);

i · study design;

i · sample size and sampling method;

i · data collection methods;

i · Analytical methods and planned analysis.

5. Potential risks that might hinder completion or quality of research, and how you will address/minimise them.

6. Ethical issues.

7. Personnel and materials required for the research.

8. Plan for dissemination of results to relevant groups.

Max 8 pages in total for sections 2-8.

9. Timetable for the research, in tabular form. (Assume that if you are awarded funding, it will not be available before September.) Be realistic with this: everything takes longer than you anticipate, and funders do not look favourably on researchers who do not complete on time. Include milestones measurable outputs that will be available by specified dates. Max 1 page per year.

10. Budget for the research, by year, taking into account salary increments and inflation. Use the headings: salaries; travel costs including allowances; capital equipment; consumables (paper, phone, fax, email etc); overheads (state how overheads are calculated eg some universities charges 40% of all salary costs); total. You should ensure that the budget is a?reasonablea in the context of the objectives: funders are unlikely to award A?1 million for research involving one person for one year, with lotsof overseas trips of doubtful relevance; nor for research which will benefit only a very small number of people. Max 1 page.

[Note: you would normally include a statement of how the proposed research matches the funderas objectives; a section describing previous work relevant to the proposal that the research team has been involved in; CVs of relevant personnel; and often a logical framework these should be omitted in this assignment.]

It is most important to ensure that your proposal is logical: eg your background section covers the important areas of what is and is not known in the field of your proposed research; your aim and objectives follow from the background; your arguments of the importance of the aim and objectives are convincing; your study design ensures that you will (potential risks apart) attain the objectives; your choice of methods, sample size, sampling method and planned analysis are appropriate and justified; your assessment of potential risks is realistic; your timetable is feasible; you have (or will hire) personnel with the necessary skills to complete the work; in so far as is possible you have considered all the costs that will arise during the research.

do not forget the importance of gender and equity in research projects!

You should note that this is not an easy assignment! As in real life, you have very limited time to write the proposal, and you have other work to do at the same time. Moreover, your access to relevant material may be limited. You should not spend too much time on the assignment. We are not looking for perfection, but for clear thinking (and the same is usually true for funding bodies). We would strongly recommend that you choose a reasonably a?smalla research topic, and one that is likely to be successful. In this instance, a?importancea of the research should be based on whether it will improve the health and/or well-being of a group of people (remember this is a health systems research module please do not choose a research proposal which is entirely laboratory-based).

Research proposals are often assessed by people who are not experts in the field, and for whom English may not be the first language.Keep the language simple. Donat use long words where short ones will do. Avoid technical language as far as possible, and explain it when it is unavoidable.