This unit guides participants through the logical steps required for the establishment of a project management research proposal for a professional project or further scholarship. Starting with an overview of the purpose of research, it develops a set of principles designed to build a research proposal based on conceptual issues and different approaches to research design. The collection and review of data, the application of qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies, the analysis of data, reporting of results and conclusion are all considered.
|1.||Formulate a relevant research project based on the identification of a research problem;|
|2.||Articulate and apply literature review strategies to critically analyse the existing literature;|
|3.||Determine and adapt the appropriate methods for data collection and analysis; and|
|4.||Justify the selection and application of research methodology.|
|Project||Individual Assignment: research formulation and literature review (Early assessment is topic selection worth 5% due in week 2)||45%|
|Report||Research proposal report||45%|
|Presentation||Research proposal presentation||10%|
Business Research: A practical guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students 4th ed.
Collins J. & Hussey R., (2014)
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