It is important that you seek out what ethical approval is required within your area of research.
You may need to seek approval from more than one advisory committee depending on the institutional, financial and disciplinary context.
You need to be able to demonstrate that your research is possible within a given timeframe.
You may be able to define your own timeframe, or the institution for which you are writing a proposal may have a set timeframe that you will need to work within.
Included in this section should be discussion around the research problem that you intend to answer or investigate, your hypothesis, the parameters of the research i.e.
what you intend to include within the research, and what you intend to leave out.
Some institutions require that any research involving interaction with human participants get approval from ethical advisory committees or boards.
This ethical approval is sought to ensure that the researcher conducts research in a manner that is respectful to the participants and other human beings that may be influenced by the research process.
In this section you will need to give a brief overview of Kaupapa Māori theory and/or theories, why you have chosen to use this methodology and how your research question fits within this methodological framework.
If you are using more than one methodology then you will need to demonstrate why you have chosen to use another methodology alongside Kaupapa Māori, and how it is relevant to the aims and objectives of your research.