Distinct characteristics of formal research.

List and briefly describe the distinct characteristics of formal research.
Describe the process of “stating the research problem,” and identify the specific elements within the process, including statements of the hypotheses and research questions.
Your textbook authors recommend explicitly defining any term that might be misunderstood by someone reading the research proposal. If the research proposal is being written chiefly for use and review by researchers, why is such a necessary step?

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