Thesis Proposal (SOC9930)

The thesis proposal must demonstrate:

  1. The ability to clearly articulate a research program, including a theoretical orientation, a research questions, and an appropriate methodological plan;
  2. A knowledge of the relevant scholarly literature;
  3. An awareness of the scope and limitations of the project, both conceptually and methodologically;
  4. A plan for moving from the proposal stage to final submission of the thesis.

If relevant, the proposal must also contain a plan and timetable for gaining the approval of the Research Ethics Committee of the University of Ottawa.

The thesis proposal must be approved by the thesis committee. A student whose proposal is not accepted on the first submission may be allowed to submit it a second time.  A student whose proposal is rejected a second time must withdraw from the program.

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