Guidelines for a research proposal
Details of how to write your research proposal and a template form for you to download and use to submit your research proposal on. By asking you for an outline research proposal we hope to get a good picture of the kind of research you want to undertake and your understanding of what such research is likely to entail. The University's application form is designed to enable you to give an overview of your academic experience and qualifications for study at postgraduate level. Your outline research proposal then gives us an idea of the kind of research you want to undertake, and this, together with information from your referees, will help us assess whether the Moray House School of Education would be the appropriate place for you to pursue your research interests.
There are many questions regarding the safety of the Yucca Mountain waste repository. Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory disagree over the long-term safety of the proposed high level nuclear waste site located in Nevada. In 1994, Charles Bowman, a researcher at Los Alamos, developed a theory claiming that years of storing waste in the mountain may actually start a nuclear chain reaction and explode, similar to an atomic bomb [Taubes, 1995]. The stir caused by theory suggests that researchers have not explored all sides of the safety issue concerning potentially hazardous situations at Yucca Mountain.