A Complete Guide on How to Write a Proposed Technique for a Research Paper

How to Write a Proposed Technique for a Research Paper? The proposed technique is one of the most important sections in the research paper. The proposed technique is the presentation of research idea in most easy and understandable form. A well written proposed technique creates a better understanding  and interest in the mind of reader for that research paper. Therefore the representation of research idea in the paper is significant task.

How to Write a Proposed Technique for a Research Paper?, How to Write a Proposed Method for a Research Paper?
Fig 1. About Proposed Method

What is a Proposed Technique? 

  • The proposed technique is the representation of research idea in most easy and understandable form. 
  • It explains the step by step procedure of performing the research idea to get the best results.
  • For the better and easy understanding of research idea, the proposed technique should be represented using figures and good writing skills.

Why to Write a Proposed Technique?

  • A proposed technique creates a better  and easy understanding of research idea to the readers.
  • It creates interest in the mind of readers for that research paper. Therefore good representation of research idea in the paper is significant task.
  • "A research idea creates a research idea". If the proposed technique is presented in a better  understandable way, then readers can create other novel ideas from that idea. 
  • It makes easy for readers to understand the whole research paper.

When to Write a Proposed Technique?

  • The proposed technique contains the main research idea. It is highly recommended to write this section first and foremost. 
  • During the coarse period of writing a research paper, if any new idea comes to make the proposed technique better, then it can be incorporated to it.
  • After writing the proposed technique first and foremost it also becomes easy to write other sections. Because you can relate the content of further sections with proposed technique. 

How to Write a Proposed Technique?

The representation of proposed technique is a creative task. The author needs to write his/ her proposed method is such a manner so that it can be easily understood to the readers. There are two basic requirement that are recommended by most of the researchers to represent their proposed method.
  1. Use of flowchart of proposed method.
  2. Use of algorithm or step-by-step procedure mechanism of proposed method.

Use of flowchart of proposed method (Draw this first)

  • The flowchart are the best form of representations for proposed method. Using flowcharts, it become easy to understand the sequential steps involved in the research idea.
  • There are various types of flowchart available such as Process flowchart, Swimlane Flowchart, Workflow Diagram, Data Flow Diagram, EPC Diagram, SDL Diagram, Process Map, and Process Flow Diagram.
  • The Process flowchart, Process Map, and Process Flow Diagram are mostly used flowcharts for proposed method representation.
  • Explain all the acronyms used in the flowchart in Figure caption.
  • There should be proper flow (either left to right or top to bottom) in the flowchart diagram.
  • No brief or detail explanation in the flowchart diagram.
  • Example: Fig 2 is the example of process flowchart of Image fusion technique using DWT.
Fig 2. (EXAMPLE) Flowchart of proposed method

Use of either algorithm or step-by-step procedure mechanism for the proposed method (Then, use this for proposed flowchart explanation)

Algorithm Format

  • After drawing the flowchart of proposed method, it now recommended to explain the research idea/ flowchart.
  • The algorithm format explains the research idea point to point. Every character holds a vital meaning in an algorithm.
  • Sometimes when the algorithm is large then it becomes difficult for readers to understand the algorithm.
  • So it is advisable to use this format in a proper way to avoid any kind of confusion in understanding.
  • The explanation of acronyms used in the algorithm should be mentioned in the algorithm caption.
  • Mostly the experienced researcher uses this format for proposed method explanation. It doesn't mean that this format is not suitable for beginner researchers. Any one can use these format as per their convenience and knowledge. 
  • It takes less space in the research paper.
  • You can practically see this format in this paper i.e. "A new SAR image despeckling using directional smoothing filter and method noise thresholding".
  • My Suggestion: Use algorithm format for proposed method explanation when there is page limit defined in the journal or conference, where you are submitting your paper in. Because it takes less space in the research paper.
  • Example of algorithm format of Fig 2:
Input images: Left focused image 1 and Right focused image 2
Output image: Fused image
1. [A, D] = db2_2D-DWT (Left focused image 1);
2. [A', D'] = db2_2D-DWT (RIGHT focused image 2);
3. AA = AVG (A, A');
4. DD = MAX (D, D')
5. X = IDWT (AA, DD);
6. X is the final fused image.

Step-by-Step Procedure Format

  • The authors having less knowledge of algorithms can use the step-by-step procedure for the explanation of proposed method.
  • The step-by-step procedure format is easier to write than algorithm format.
  • The beginner researcher mostly use this format for proposed method explanation. It doesn't mean that this format is not suitable for experienced researchers. Any one can use these format as per their convenience and knowledge.
  • The author needs to explains all the processes involved in detail in the steps itself.
  • All the acronyms used in the procedure are explained in the steps itself.
  • It takes more space in the research paper.
  • You can practically see the step-by-step procedure format in this paper i.e. "A new SAR image despeckling using correlation based fusion and method noise thresholding".
  • My Suggestion: Use step-by-step procedure format for proposed method explanation when there is no page limit in the journal or conference, where you are submitting your paper in. Because it takes more space in the research paper.
  • Example of step-by-step procedure of Fig 2:
Step 1: The Left focused image 1 and Right focused image 2 are two input images used for image fusion purpose.
Step 2: Apply db2 based 2D-DWT on Left focused image 1. 
Step 3: The step 2 produces approximate and detailed components i.e. A and D respectively.
Step 4: Apply db2 based 2D-DWT on Right focused image 2. 
Step 5: The step 4 produces approximate and detailed components i.e. A' and D' respectively.
Step 6: Apply average operation on the approximate parts i.e. A and A'.
AA = AVG (A, A')
Step 7: Apply maximum operation on the detailed parts i.e. D and D'.
DD = MAX (D, D')
Step 8: AA and DD are enhanced wavelet coeffients.
Step 9: Now apply inverse DWT i.e. IDWT on AA and DD to get the fused image.
X = IDWT (AA, DD)
Step 10: X is the final fused image.





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