simple thesis

Cover page: Please indicate student name, student number, module code and word count.


Introduction: context, topic to be addressed, outline of research question(s), aims and objectives, potential contribution of the research to literature and management practice.


Review of relevant literature:  justification of topic chosen, bodies of literature being addressed, what is already known, gaps in what is already known, how the literature reviewed informs the design of the research.


Methodology: how you intend to go about answering the research question(s) and addressing the research objectives. This should include:


Summary of ontological and epistemological assumptions underpinning proposed research

Summary of the research approach and purpose

Justify why you use qualitative/quantitative/mixed method

Detailed research design – methodology including proposed data collection method(s), such as sampling approaches, interview designs and interview questions (qualitative studies), operationalization of concepts and measurement (quantitative studies) and data analysis methods, strengths and potential weaknesses of proposed approach

Potential ethical issues


Possible resource requirements

A bibliography/ reference list must be provided (not include in the word count)


Please use the Harvard referencing system.


The word limit is 3,500 words