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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