The purpose of the proposal is to describe in some detail the topic or problem (chapter one), relevant literature (chapter two) and methodology (chapter three) of your proposed study.Think of the proposal as analogous to a blueprint and the building of a house.
This is provided in the "purpose of the study" section.
It also is fairly brief (1-2 pages) and provides a series of specific objectives or purposes that serve to focus your study.
They can be presented as a list or in a narrative fashion.
It should end with a completion of the following sentence: Therefore, the topic (or problem) to which this study is directed is . The last sentence in the "statement of the problem" section should provide the reader with a clear and unambiguous statement regarding the nature of the problem or topic you propose to study.
Continuing with our child care example, once you have provided introductory and general background information, the "statement of the problem" section should provide a very brief summary and might end with this sentence: Therefore, the topic of this study is to determine and compare perceptions of the needs and the effectiveness of the child care program at XYZ corporation as determined by labor and management of the XYZ corporation.