Project 7: Summary, comparison & evaluation of 2 written student research projects



BA (Hons) Business & Management (International Route)

Research Project

Project 7: Summary, comparison & evaluation of 2 written student research projects

Task length: 1,000 words

Task value: 10%

Task due: Friday 16th July at 13.00


Task: write a report to summarise, compare and evaluate the two student research reports on the experiences of Chinese students at the University of Chichester:

  • An investigative study into why Chinese students take less initiative than European students;
  • An investigation of Chinese students’ study experience: a case study of 12 Chinese students’ study experience at the University of Chichester.

The projects are available from your Module Moodle page: see Project 7

Your report should include the following aspects.

  • A summary of the research aims, methodology and findings for each project;
  • A comparative evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of each project;
  • Ways in which the research and/or the reports could be improved;
  • How the research projects and their findings relate to your own experiences;
  • Ways in which the research could be further developed;
  • An evaluation (with reasons) of which paper it would be most useful for University staff (who work with students from China) to read.



  • We will discuss one of the papers (paper B) together in class session 11:1 on July 13. You should not finalise your work until after this discussion.
  • You may find it useful to refer to your session handouts & PowerPoint slides to give you an overview of research projects and aspects for evaluation.
  • You may find it useful to refer back to the structure of Project 4 which was a summary and evaluation of a single paper.
  • You are advised to refer to your background reading in your writing and to reference your work fully.
  • Please ask your module tutor if, at any point, you are unclear about the task.
  • The report is assessed on assessment criteria 1, 2 & 5 below.
  • The clarity & coherence of your own language use to at least secure Council of Europe Framework Level C1; IELTS 6.5 e.g. the range, accuracy and appropriacy of the language;
  • The competence of your response in relation to the task including evidence of your ability to formulate responses to problems & to demonstrate originality, judgement & insight;
  • Evidence of your own personal reflection & learning.