The submission is in two parts that are submitted as one document. Part one describes the project plan itself, whilst part two is the updated Literature Survey.
Aims and objectives: The aim(s) is one or two sentences summing up the overall vision for what the project will achieve. This should be followed by a paragraph or bullet points that elaborate on the aim by identifying specific objectives that you hope to achieve in the project. At the end of your project you will write a conclusion that discusses whether you have achieved these aim and objectives.
Tasks: These are the specific things that you will do while you undertake your project. Each task needs to be specific and lead to a deliverable of some sort. These deliverables need to be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Appropriate, Realistic and Time constrained).
Sources of information and resources required: You must explain what resources you will need to complete the project.
Project risks: Anticipate with justification any cause which may “derail” your project plan and what you propose to recover the situation should it occur.
Your work should be submitted to the relevant Dropbox folder in the Research Methods Room on NOW in PDF or MS Word formats. You should use your name and student ID as the file name, e.g. Joe_Bloggs_N123456.pdf. Your work should be appropriately word processed. Text must be 12 point Arial, flush left, and single spaced. Include your name and student registration number in a header. You must include references in a standard style (e.g. Harvard) as described in the library web site. Do not include a title page, abstract or table of contents.
You are required to provide an updated Literature Review, and Project Planning Document (PPD) as a word-processed document.
Excellent introduction to the topic area demonstrating with clarity the rationale for the project Very good introduction to the topic area demonstrating the rationale of the project.
A good introduction to the topic area demonstrating fair rationale of the project but with some issues, such as may lack some focus or may be too ambitious given the timescale. Insufficient introduction to or understanding of the topic resulting in a lack of rationale of the project.
Aims and objectives are clearly and concisely expressed and demonstrate excellent clarity in what it is hoped the project will achieve. Aims and objectives are clearly expressed and demonstrate clarity in what it is hoped the project will achieve with some minor notable omissions or lack of focus.
Aims and objectives are understandable in the context of the project area but require further clarity in what it is hoped the project will achieve with some omissions of what would be expected for a good project Aims and objectives are unfocused, irrelevant or unrelated to the context of the project area and fail to describe what it is hoped the project will achieve.
Tasks (5%) The student demonstrates an excellent understanding of the tasks to be undertaken during the project with very minor, if any, omissions of what could be considered key or focused tasks.
The student demonstrates a good understanding of the tasks to be undertaken during the project with some minor omissions of what could be considered key tasks that would be expected for a very good project to be achieved.
The student demonstrates an understanding of the tasks to be undertaken during the project with some omissions of key tasks that would be expected for a good project to be achieved, and/or providing some irrelevant tasks.
The student shows little or no an understanding of the tasks to be undertaken during the project with omissions of key tasks/milestones or providing irrelevant tasks unrelated to the project.