The “Significance section” is a brief spotlight, in 1–2 paragraphs, about the potential of having new information in the field. Keep in mind, you do not really know what the significance is at the beginning, so keep your goals modest and realistic. Questions to ask in preparing to write this section include the following:
- Who in the field might read this study?
- Who might the results of this study help?
- Whose voices will be heard or better understood as a result of the study?
- What decision makers or lawmakers might be informed by the results of the study in making or revising laws, rules, regulations, or program decisions?
In this Assignment, you will draft the “Significance” section in your prospectus form.