Research Methods guides participants through the logical steps required for the establishment of a 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 primary and secondary data, the application of qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies, the collection and interrogation of data, reporting of results and conclusion are all considered.
|1.||Articulate sequentially and elaborate the principles involved in planning and executing a research project;|
|2.||Theorise a conceptual framework for a research problem and assess it in the context of project management principles;|
|3.||Operationalise concepts to formulate a research question(s) or a hypothesis;|
|4.||Select and develop the appropriate methodology and measurement instruments for data collection;|
|5.||Critique relevant sources of information and justify the selection and application of methods for data collection and analysis; and|
|Project||Individual Research Project: selection and literature review (2000 words)||20%|
|Report||Research Proposal: submission in report format (4000 words)||40%|
|Test||Quiz (approx 1 hour)||20%|
|Presentation||Final Formal Research Proposal Presentation (approx 15 minutes)||20%|
Business Research: A practical guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students 4th ed.
Collins J. & Hussey R., (2014)
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