Develop the problem from your idea. The problem is the tension between things that you know and things that you want to know. This includes the context and a literature review. Literature review refers to what has already been done in the area of research. The review makes the theoretical background of the science clear. The discussion should lead to the final result of what you are going to do.Make sure that you choose the most relevant and latest literature. The evaluator may also know the topic and relevant publications.
The next steps are...
- to elaborate the wider context and to refine the idea and the problem stated by formulating hypothesis and objectives (brain storming),
- to highlight structural and disciplinary gaps (mind map),
- to define technical and personnel requirements and to assess the feasibility (SWOT analysis) and
- to elaborate the project structure (break-down structure or LogFrame).