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What is the role of theory in research proposals?

Question 1. What is the role of theory in research proposals?

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Question 1. What is the role of theory in research proposals?

Theory is the expected outcome or the causal reason that you expect a particular result and so it drives you hypothesis. Research is not just collecting a bunch of data and then looking for relationships. Research results from reviewing the prior findings that support or refute theories and then either creating a study to highlight an unknown new twist to the theory, add weight to the theory in new circumstances, or to refute the theory in special cases or overall. In some cases, the author is unveiling a new idea and then creates a study to bring the first round ...

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