Over the course of your degree programme assignments have been provided to assess your level of knowledge, understanding and application. This is your opportunity to choose a topic or idea that you can investigate based on your experience and areas of interest within the discipline. This submission may be used to enhance your employability and future interests. Completion of this assignment will address the following learning outcomes: Identify a management or business issue which can be analysed using a project framework. Critically evaluate the importance of ethical practice when undertaking action research or research in a business setting. Identify and justify a suitable methodology for the research which will include for example: quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods methodologies
Title: Your Proposal Your word research proposal should focus on a key and relevant topic of your choice. It should consist of the following elements. An Introduction to include the project aims, research question(s), research objectives, scope and justification. It should also include a brief indicative literature review accompanied by a methodology. All Project Proposals and the Project must have received ethics approval in advance. In this research proposal,
Topic: Write out your research topic clearly at the top of the page
Introduction Brief background of the concept you research topic o Why this area and indeed the topic is of interest to you o Indicate who bill benefit from the outcome of your research/the gap that your research findings will fill.
Research Questions: This is breaking down your research topic into manageable areas that will guide the research. o State minimum of 3 Research Questions Explain why your research topic is of academic/practical importance
Research Aims and Objectives Outline the main objectives of your research o Providing details of two or three key aspects of your research
Literature Review: Write a short literature review, indicating the importance of previous related research or investigated literature Discuss how your own research question might make a useful contribution to the area/sector.
Research Methodology: State the main Research Techniques (interviews, case studies, modelling etc.) & state whether you will be using quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods methodologies and why you want to use that method State advantages and disadvantages of your chosen method Indicate your suggested data collection procedures, indicating sources and any expected difficulties o Explain any analytical techniques you intend to use and why that choice
Ethical Considerations: Explain the importance of ethical issues in academic research Explain how and why you will comply with CU ethical guidelines
Proposed Timescale: o This is better done using Gantts Chart (Remember that this is a weeks Project and your timeline should not be longer than weeks.
Reference List: List the references in your proposal or provide a short bibliography. (Remember that this should be the list of your intended sources info/data that you have/would use for both.