All 97 pages of my dissertation proposal. In the dissertation proposal, I lay out the rationale and purpose of the research that I intend to pursue in order to complete my Ph.D. Three chapters.
Chapter 1: Introduction
11 pages. 3 research questions.
Chapter 2: Literature Review
26 pages. Everything that I think I need to convince my committee that what I am proposing to do is actually worth doing.
Chapter 3: Methods
20 pages. The what, when, who, how of getting the research done.
References and Appendices
39 pages. Stuff to fatten up the proposal 🙂
June 24. I meet with the 4 professors in my committee. If the proposal is approved, then I can go ahead and start doing what I said I would do in the proposal.