- a) Research proposal (10%
research proposal for the project to be conducted, which should be submitted online via the module Learn page through Turnitin.
In brief, the research proposal is a preliminary report to help the students clarify their focus, objectives, academic literature, and methods. It should be structured in the following way:
- Your dissertation title, which indicates the proposed area of study (note: this can
be modified as the research work progresses).
- A statement of your research question followed by a brief but thorough literature
review (including citation of key references) addressing what is currently known
about the topic you intend to research.
- Your likely research method (including whether it will be qualitative or quantitative
or mixed, and why).
- Preliminary details about:
o How you will collect your data (including sample profile and measures/interview questions), and
o How you will analyse your data (including a specific mention of which methods will be used).
- A brief section on any ethical or confidentiality issues that is expected to encounter in the dissertation.
- A clear timetable for the research plan (using a visual indicator, e.g., Gantt chart). Students are recommended to familiarise themselves with the “marking criteria and
descriptors for the research proposal” for setting expectations (See Appendix 2).