Hielmier Catachism – Critical Questions for Research Proposals
- What are you trying to do? Articulate your objectives using absolutely no jargon.
- How is it done today, and what are the limits of current practice?
- What is new in your approach and why do you think it will be successful?
- Who cares? If you are successful, what difference will it make? (What success means to you?)
- What are the risks?
- How much will it cost?
- How long will it take?
- What are the mid-term and final “exams” to check for success?
Suggested research topics:
- Common Resource Management Framework for Muslim Community- Issues, Challenges, and Techniques
- Best Practices, Techniques, and Tools to make the internet/social media work FOR you and your family
- How to Promote/popularize Islamic values and norms in the greater society? Why is yoga so popular?
- Research into Research Methodology- How Islamic principles can potentially enhance the traditional research practices
- A Research-focused curriculum for High-school level Islamic Studies
- Effective Role of professionals in Islamic Centers/schools
- Professional ethics
- Community service
- Impact on humanity
- Best practices to keep Muslim youth engaged and keeping them close to the mosque
- Best practices to keep Muslim youth away from social ills
- Best practices to keep Muslim youth faithful to their religion and community
- Evaluation of quality and effectiveness of Imam in an Islamic Center
- Evaluation of quality and effectiveness of Family ties
- Evaluation of Post High school Masjid-drop out syndrome – Why the University bound youth are increasingly getting disinterested in the Islamic Community affairs
- Research into how best to collaborate among Islamic organizations/centers
- Research into how to benchmark/evaluate the quality of Islamic Centers organizational structure and leadership models
- Research into perceptions of and values attached to weekend Islamic schools
- Research into perceptions of and values attached to full-time Islamic schools
- Research into how to normalize the college environment to make it conducive to the Islamic Values
- Research and development of models for capturing Muslim behavioral data
- Research and evaluate the outcome of community education – its impact on community development and suggest the best practice