You are required to provide a detailed report describing a cyber security related research topic of your choice, research questions and research plan for your chosen topic in the form of a word document.
What Learning Outcomes are assessed?
What are my Deadlines and how much does this assessment contribute to my Module Grade?
What am I required to do in the assessment?
What are my assessment criteria? (What do I have to achieve for each grade?)
Can I get formative feedback before submitting ? If so, how?
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What skills might this work evidence to employers?
The report outlines the research topic, research questions and research plan for a cyber security related research paper. Project planning is the key to completing a project successfully. Creating a project plan is the first thing you need to do when undertaking any kind of project. The report should also describe the aim and objectives of the research topic, working assumption, project phases, dependencies, deliverables, professional issues and the risk assessment for the project.
The report can be presented in the following format:
- Introduction: You should explain the background and rationale for your chosen research topic/project.
- Research Question(s): A description of your research question(s) and rationale for each one.
- Aims and objectives: The aimis one or two sentences summing up the overall vision for what the research project will 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 research paper (Coursework 3) you will write a conclusion section that discusses whether you have achieved these aims and objectives and whether all your research questions have been appropriately answered. The conclusion will also include plans for future work for any objectives of your research or questions that can be extended further.
- Tasks: These are the specific things that you will do while you undertake your research 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 Timeconstrained).
- Sources of information and resources required: You must explain what resources you will need to complete the Some resources include PC (and specs), software repository platform e.g., GitHub.com, etc. Sources of information can include research articles and related web articles and documentation.
- Projectrisks: Anticipate with justification any cause which may “derail” your project plan and what you propose to recover the situation should it occur.
- Professional issues: Evaluation of professional, social, ethical and legal issues of relevance to the project. Areas that can be covered are quite broad, such as any area of computing related legislations (Computer Misuse Act, Data ProtectionAct, Freedom of Information); areas that impact on society (home, education, workplace); the misuse of the project results for criminal activities, welfare and surveillance; or any possible intellectual property issues that may arise from your work.
- Time plan: You need to estimate of how long each of your tasks will take and a plan of how the project will be achieved in the time available. You will also need to identify project milestones. This plan must be presented in the form of a Gantt chart.