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Project modules i will use for my final assignments are Project Management and Global Business Management. Please base assignment on these.
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Degree: BSc in Business Management
Module: Research Methods
Assignment Title: RESEARCH PROPOSAL
Word Limit: 1800 (+/- 10%)
LO1: Examine various research philosophies and understand the link between research philosophy and research design.
LO2: Critique the strengths and weaknesses of different research methods for both small and large projects.
LO3: Discuss how research methods must be used within clear ethical constraints
LO4: Evaluate the usefulness of both quantitative and qualitative research methods for the study of a specific problem.
As the capstone for your Bachelorâ€™s degree programme, you will take two project modules. Students may choose between Project Management, Global Business Management, Governance and Ethics and Corporate Reporting. For this assignment, you should focus on the research project that you are thinking about undertaking in one of these project modules.
Your task is to write a proposal for the research project.
Proposals are informative and persuasive writing because they attempt to educate the reader and to convince that reader that your project idea is worthwhile. The goal of the writer is not only to persuade the reader that the project is viable, but also to make the reader believe that the solution is practical and appropriate. In persuasive proposal writing, the case is built by the demonstration of logic and reason in the approach taken in the solution. The effectiveness of your proposal will depend on your ability to explain the nature, context and scope of your intended project.
It is recommended that you follow the below listed order, however a few proposals flow better with sections in a different order â€“ this is fine, just be sure that there is a logical flow to your writing. It is also recommended that all proposals use headers for each section.
Your proposal should consist of the following:
1. Clear statement of research question â€“ Very clearly state what you will be studying. Be sure that this is understandable to someone who doesnâ€™t know much about your field of study. If needed, define terms. To test your explanation â€“ give this to a friend not in your subject area. If he/she doesnâ€™t understand, try again!
2. Project Goal and Objectives - Goals and Objectives are often confused with each other. They both describe things that a person may want to achieve or attain but in relative terms may mean different things. Both are desired outcomes of work done by a person but what sets them apart is the time frame, attributes they're set for and the effect they inflict. Both the terms imply the target that one's efforts is desired to accomplish.
â€¢ Goal: Our after-school program will help children read better.
â€¢ Objective: Our after-school remedial education program will assist 50 children in improving their reading scores by one grade level as demonstrated on standardized reading tests administered after participating in the program for six months.
NOTE: Sections 1 and 2 are the most important parts of your proposal. The rest of your proposal supports these statements. They donâ€™t need to be long one short paragraph should be enough. The rest of your proposal will explain why you want to explore this question, how you will do it, and what it means to you.
3. Background/Statement of the Problem/Significance of the Project - Be succinct. Clearly support your statement with documentation and references, and include a review of the literature that supports the need for your research or creative endeavour. A discussion of present understanding and/or state of knowledge concerning the question/problem or a discussion of the context of the scholarly or creative work. This section presents and summarises the problem you intend to solve and your solution to that problem. What is the question that you want to explore in your research and why is this an interesting and important question? In thinking about the significance, try to take the position of an educated newspaper reader. If she or he were to see an article about your research in the paper, how would you explain the importance of your project?
4. Project Design / Methodology - Design and describe a work plan consistent with your academic discipline. This may include academic research, use of population samples, experimental and control groups, or other methods of data gathering and statistical analysis. The work plan may include archival research, translating, ethnographic fieldwork, solitary thinking, or other forms of analysis and synthesis of ideas and concepts in the arts and humanities. This section of the proposal should explain the details of the proposed plan. How will you go about exploring your research question? What will be your methods?
Be specific on what you will be doing. The reasoning behind the research opportunity is to make sure that you have a meaningful experience. If the reviewer canâ€™t tell what part of a project you will be doing, he/she canâ€™t evaluate your experience.
5. Project Timeline â€“ Give an overview of when you are going to do specific steps of your project. The project modules are 12 weeks, so keep this in mind when devising your timeline. Donâ€™t be too ambitious.
6. Anticipated Results. This section may also include an interpretation and explanation of results as related to your question; a discussion on or suggestions for further work that may help address the problem you are trying to solve; an analysis of the expected impact of the scholarly or creative work on the audience; or a discussion on any problems that could hinder your creative endeavour.
Please read all questions and information provided carefully. Answer should be made in appropriate length keeping in view the requirement of each question and total word counts allowed.
In addition, your assignment should demonstrate the following qualities:
A critical appreciation of relevant literature and its use to support argument, substantiate calculations and other aspects of the assignment.
Taking ownership of the content, being prepared to debate and argue a personal position, and providing evidence of evaluative skills. A submission made up of extracts from published sources that is descriptive or simply just theoretical regurgitation is not acceptable. Your submission must have interpretation and consideration of the challenges and issues of taking theory into practice.
Logical flow of ideas and treatment; appropriate selection of real world factors related to the companies under scrutiny.
Evidence of additional personal research, and the ability to analyse material from a variety of appropriate relevant perspectives.
An articulation of the key philosophical positions on ethics in theory, ethical behaviour and ethical decision making in business and research methodology.
Presentation, structure, appropriateness of methodology, breaking into section headings/subheadings, tidiness.