Research Methodologies

Research Methodologies

Following on from this initial stage of the assessment process you will be expected to perform an aspect of peer-review. 20% of the total mark you will be allocated for this coursework will be based upon the critical and constructive quality you show in the peer review process. Details concerning this aspect of the work will be provided after your submission has been completed.

The latest on-line submission date/time for your work is:
Monday 21st April, 2014 at 5pm. As this coursework has another stage then late submission and capping at 40% will not be available.

Coursework Outline
Undertake an investigation into a possible MSc Research Project and produce a case for support. This will include a project plan, an initial literature review and a reference list.

Your submission will comprise of FIVE sections

Introduction and Description of the Subject Area of your selected research topic (this is up to you – however would suggest that linking it to your award being studied may help with regard to background material/knowledge) – (MAXIMUM OF 12,000 CHARACTERS)

Explanation of your project plan: including research methodology selection, proposed methods of data collection (primary and secondary – fully explained), approximate time plan for the various stages based on a total expected number of hours effort (600 hours) – based on 10 weeks work – (MAXIMUM OF 3,000 CHARACTERS)

An initial fully cited literature review that will form the basis of secondary data collection – (MAXIMUM OF 5,000 CHARACTERS)

Reference Section – Suggest between 15-25 References – Remember a REFERENCE WILL BE CITED (MAXIMUM OF 3,500 CHARACTERS)