Benefits of outlining your research work

The whole research revolves around a selected area or topic. The area is explored in deep by gathering both primary and secondary data. It is prepared by analyzing the data and drawing a meaningful conclusion out of this. This area provides a benefits of outlining the research work before starting the actual writing work

Outlining helps in creating a proper flow and collection of important information

However, research outline is an art and does not involve mere jotting down the findings. An effective paper includes meaningful information presented in a proper flow. For writing a successful research paper it is important to first design a blue print or an outline. The outline of the research means preparing a rough draft. This rough draft should include all possible information about the  subject in brief. Whatever data regarding the topic is found on any of the sources, the researcher should note it down in brief while preparing the outline. The outline therefore confirms that no important information is missed out.

Ensures no repetition and avoid deviation

The outline helps the researcher to draft the information in proper flow. This saves lot of time while writing the final draft of the research. All the information is already available and only thing left is to frame proper sentences out of it. Some research papers (such as dissertations and thesis)  are quite lengthy and as such in the absence of an outline, the writing may involve duplication of data or vague ideas. The outline ensures no information is repeated or missed out. The outline guides the researcher what all information should be covered under the topic and whether it has been gathered or not. The outline helps to avoid any deviation from the selected subject and makes the whole writing meaningful and easy to understand. In many cased the research work is a qualifying criterion for many higher degrees and diplomas; therefore any deviance from the quality may prove detrimental to the researcher.

Ankita Agarwal

Analyst at Project Guru
Ankita is working with the editorial board of Project Guru as a Research Analyst and Writer. With Masters in Commerce and Business Studies, Ankita learned much of what she knows about management through experience. She has previously worked in various financial institutions like Birla Global, HDFC Ltd. and Citi Financial. She is self-motivated and writes for the Knowledge Tank section of Project Guru. She has authored more than 80 articles so far in Human Resources Management, Strategic Management, Finance and Marketing. She likes to pen her thoughts about the latest issues gripping these areas across the world.