Title: ENGLISH TEACHING IN BANGLADESH: • The title of the University • Your Regnum (Registration Number) • The title of the work If a cover with window is used, please ensure that Regnum and Title are Visible Title Page: • Regnum Number 7 • Title • This dissertation report is presented in part fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Arts in Education, Culture and Society. Abstract: This is a brief outline (c. 400 words) of the focus and nature of your study written in the present tense. It describes the structure, purposes, methods and overall significance of the work. Key Words: words or phrases that give clear indication of the focus of the work. These appear on the same page as the Abstract. Acknowledgements Thank anyone who has assisted you in providing data or help with your investigation. You can refer to tutors and relations by name, but protect the identity of individuals and schools used in the investigations (particularly if sensitive data is presented). You may give the reasons for including them in the statement. Contents page: you are expected to NUMBER chapters and sections. Chapter 1: Introduction (c. 2,000 words) • Background and rationale for your project • Presentation of research question(s). Chapter 2: Literature Review (c. 6,000 words) • This should offer a critical discussion of key theories/texts/authors in the field of study • Organise it THEMATICALLY to help with clarity # • Number your sections Chapter 3: Methods and Methodology (c. 3,500 words) • Write in the past tense • Refer to the content of your Research Methods course to ensure that you cover all of the theoretical ground necessary (i.e. issues around epistemology, ontology etc) – link it to relevant academic reading to support your discussion • Give a clear and theoretically underpinned account of your methodological approach – you must demonstrate that you have read relevant texts to support your discussion • Now work through your METHODS/RESEARCH TOOLS o Say what you did o Say how you did it • Sampling/criteria – who was chosen? What criteria were applied? Who was left out and why? - How you coded your data? What approach? Link to relevant academic literature - Ethics and Confidentiality - Validity and Generalisability - Limitations of your approach Section on ‘ethics’ [Signed Ethics form should appear in Appendix – no dissertation will be accepted for submission if this is not included] Chapter 4: Findings and Analysis (c. 6,000-6,500 words) ? Presentation and analysis of data: o Include examples from your data to support your assertions (this is your evidence). ? Indicate where your findings add something new AND where they corroborate existing research (i.e. that which you have cited in your literature review). Chapter 5: Conclusions and Recommendations/Implications for practice (c. 2,000 words) • Summarise your findings and make suggestions regarding how practice could be improved based on what came out of your analysis. • Indicate areas of need for future research, with reasons. Reference list: • All the sources cited in the text should appear in the reference list • Do not use footnotes • Use Harvard Referencing for in-text citations and in the reference list Appendices: these should be numbered (i.e. Appendix 1) and each item should be presented on a separate page in the order in which they appear in the actual text of the dissertation. By the conclusion of your dissertation work you should be able to demonstrate: • Your understanding of epistemology and ontology; • How your study fits into the current field and a clear rationale for your research • That you can carry out a systematic literature review, and identify key texts and theorists in your field of study; • That you are able to engage critically with academic literature and policy reports, and that you are able use relevant literature to support the methodological approach you have chosen to use for your project drawing on the concepts and approaches covered on the course. • an awareness of research techniques and their appropriateness for your research project • an ability to synthesise, and review critically literature related to a chosen field of study and identified needs for further research; • that you are able to formulate a research plan and carry this out within a given timeframe • that you have engaged in pertinent data collection, recording and data management • a clear rationale as to how you recruited your participants and against what criteria outlining what sampling approach you took and why. • the ability to analyse your data systematically and rigorously, drawing on relevant theory. • That the work has been carried out with reference to your declared intent on the Ethics Form taking into account relevant issues as they relate to informed consent, confidentiality and Data Protection.