Research Methods 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.||Demonstrate an understanding of the research process and a systematic approach to the investigation of their specialised area;|
|2.||Articulating a relevant research question worth addressing based on identification of a research problem;|
|3.||Articulate and apply literature review strategies to critically analyse the existing literature;|
|4.||Select and develop the appropriate methods for data collection and analysis;|
|5.||Justify the selection and application of research methodology.|
|Project||Individual Assignment 1: research formulation (approx. 1000 words plus 10 minutes presentation/discussion)||15%|
|Project||Individual Assignment 2: literature review (approx. 1500 words plus 10 minutes presentation/discussion)||25%|
|Presentation||Research proposal presentation (approx. 10 minutes)||10%|
|Report||Research Proposal report (approx 4000 words)||50%|
Business Research: A practical guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students 4th ed.
Collins J. & Hussey R., (2014)
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