Project #10243 - Research Methods for Strategic Managers

 

UNIT NAME

Research Methods

for Strategic Managers

COURSE

Extended Diploma Strategic Management and Leadership

UNIT CODE

R/602/2422

LEVEL

7

 

 

LECTURER

John Mariampillai

VERIFIER

Sean Barrett

HAND OUT DATE

11/03/2013

SUBMISSION DATE

 

           

 

 

ASSIGNMENT BRIEF:

 

In this assignment students are required to write a ‘Research Proposal’ within the agreed specifications & procedures by matching an approved research question or hypothesis. Further they should also record, analyse and evaluate the relevant data where appropriate. They should also make recommendations and justify areas for further consideration to achieve the required Learning Outcomes criteria.

 

The assessment 1: Research Proposal

 

Student Guidance (Research Proposal)

 

1.      It is suggested that in order to complete this assignment the word limit should be in the region of 4000 words. (± 10% acceptable)

 

2.      The outline of the research project should be as follows-

-          Title Page

-          Acknowledgements (optional)

-          Contents Page

-          List of tables, Figures & Illustrations

-          Abstract

-          Introduction

-          Literature Review

-          Methodology

-          Ethical Issues

-          Findings

-          Conclusion

-          References

-          Appendices

 

 

3.      References for all sources of information - strictly according to Harvard Referencing System.

 

4.      All assignments should be word-processed and printed one-and-half spaced using Arial font size 12.

 

Note: Diagrams, tables and appendices are not included in the overall assignment word count.

 

The topic of your Research Proposal must be agreed at the earliest opportunity with your tutor before continuing with the assignment.

 

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FOR GRADING AND FEEDBACK

 

 

Learning Outcomes

 

Assessment criteria

 

 

1. Understand how to select a research question

1.1 Select a Research Question

 

1.2 Explain the factors that contribute to the process of successful research question selection.

 

1.3 Justify their choice of research question.

 

2. Be able to conduct a literature review

2.1 conduct research to find literature relevant to research question

 

2.2 undertake a critical review of the key literature for inclusion in research proposal

3. Understand techniques used to interpret data

In research proposal

3.1 evaluate techniques for use with quantitative data in a research proposal

 

3.2 evaluate techniques for use with

qualitative data in a research proposal

4. Be able to choose the appropriate methodology to research the question

4.1 evaluate appropriate research

methodologies in terms of the research question

 

4.2 choose an appropriate methodology in terms of the research question

 

4.3 justify the methodology selected in terms of the research question

5. Be able to present the findings of a research proposal

5.1 record findings on a research question, literature review and methodology in an agreed format

 

5.2 summarise the findings using suitable methods

 

5.3 present the findings using suitable methods

 

5.4 critically analyse the findings

 

                       

 

 

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Due By (Pacific Time) 08/05/2013 08:00 am
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