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Graduate Business School Lecturer Name:Patrick WallSubject:Research MethodsStudy Mode:Full timeXPart-timeXAssignment TitleRM Dissertation ProposalLearning outcomes addressed and assessed in this assignment: Have identified a dissertation topic with workable research questions/objective/hypotheses; Have identified some of the relevant literature and critically reviewed the most pertinent for their proposal; Have generated and evaluated an appropriate research design and method which is consistent with their research philosophy/paradigm; Have a proposal capable of operationalising for the MSc/MBS/MBA dissertation; Be able to present work in a professional manner, communicating results clearly and confidently The following provides the structure for the research proposal. It is important that you relate each section back to the logical flow of the dissertation process/structure and that each component is connected (this is reflected in the marking scheme). It is important to remember that the quality of the proposal rests to a very considerable extent on the intrinsic logic of the proposed research. The word count for each section is indicative only and will differ between proposals but proportions between sections should be relatively similar to the word counts indicated. Proposal SectionWord CountDeveloped, detailed description of the researchable topic ensuring that it is connected to what you are going to address through the collection and analysis of data rather than just the literature review.500-1,500Aims and objectives of the research Clear and coherent outline of the aims and objectives of the research that are going to be addressed through the collection and analysis of data. You are required to specify what it is you want to find out and why. You will need to consider the question; what will we know once you have completed the research that we do not know now? You need to explicitly address the following items: Provide a comprehensive background to the research objectives, identifying the relevant issues underlying the research you intend to undertake; A developed justification for the doing the research that needs to be embedded in the literature and not just based on personal motivation; Place the research focus in the relevant business discipline(s) and academic area(s) that relate to the research to indicate where you will access relevant theories and frameworks that you can use to operationalize the research.1,000-1,500Literature Review – IMPROVING what you did in Topic and Literature Review paper The literature review needs to illustrate clear and significant progress on the literature reviewed for the BRM 1 submission. Thus, along with completing the following: Provide a critical, rather than just descriptive, review of the peer reviewed literature rather than just a summary that is pertinent to the focus of the research. This should focus primarily on the A review of the relevant contextual literature for your topic (covering the development of ideas central to your research focus, recent developments, etc.); Identification, description and review of the relevant conceptual (theory/models/frameworks related to the research objectives); Relevant empirical research (data based) completed on the research focus; Identification and review of the debates within the literature; A commentary on the nature of the literature; theory, research, policy, prescriptive; An indication of the implications of the literature you have reviewed for your research objectives. The literature review should be written in a narrative style, organized under themes rather than an article by article summary of the literature. This will have a significant impact on the grading of the proposal.In additional to the review of literature, you MUST ensure that you address the following: Conceptual Framework – the literature review in your proposal should include some sense of how the literature will influence data collection and / or analysis. This should be indicated through the use of a conceptual framework. The proposal should have at least an early draft of a conceptual framework based on the literature reviewed thus far; You should finish your literature review with a draft structure or outline of the full dissertation literature chapter with a detailed breakdown of headings and associated bullet points with citations of the relevant literature that you intend to read to complete the literature review at dissertation stage. These should be ADDITIONAL to the ones you used in the proposal thus far.1,500 – 2,000Research Paradigm and Overall Approach You need to outline the philosophical influences on the approach to the research and provide a justification for the choices being made based on your own understanding of your research preferences AND the nature of the research purpose and objective. It is important that you identify the influences on your research, that you provide a justification for the choice of influences and that you explain the implications of those choices on your research design.500-1,000Research Design Research strategy Methods for collecting data and the sources of DATA you intend to access (NOT LITERATURE) including the criteria for selection of respondents, sector, companies, people, etc. Nature of data you intend to collect; the kind of questions you are going to ask, the kind of observations you are going to make, the kind of documentary sources (NOT LITERATURE) you intend to use and the justification for each of the choices you make Access and research ethics issues to collecting your data A detailed description of the techniques you intend to apply for analyzing/interpreting data – this should be clearly linked to your conceptual framework identified at the end of the literature review. This should provide details of the type of statistics (descriptive, inferential, etc.) you intend to use if doing quantitative data or the themes and coding from your conceptual framework, etc. you intend to use if collecting qualitative data. It is vitally important that for each component of your research design, that you provide justifications for your choices at every stage and, where relevant, the implications of those choices.1,500 – 2,000Potential Outcome of your research – an idea of what you imagine the nature of the outcome of the research will be focused on the research objectives.200-400Timetable for research over the 14-15 weeks (or 30-32 weeks for part-time students) covering the following with a DETAILED BREAKDOWN and justification of the timetable:Refining research objectives Literature Methodology Research design Collecting primary data Data analysis / interpretation Discussion Final write upGantt chart 300References: An absolute minimum of 20 peer review references from journals (e.g. Sage and EBSCO) and scholarly research handbooks (e.g. Oxford Handbook Series, etc) are to be included. You may have other references from web sources, trade publications, etc. but you must ensure that at least 20 are peer reviewed or from scholarly research handbooks (e.g Oxford Handbook series). Word count:Approx. 5,500-7,000Due date:A copy of the assignment MUST be submitted through the relevant MOODLE link by week 12. Late submissions will receive the normal late penalties as applies in the Graduate Business School. I will also require a working copy by week 11. Week 11 is 11th May 2021 and week 12 is 18th May.Submit assignment to: Through Moodle to Patrick WallAdditional Information:Marks Awarded for the full proposal are awarded under the following headings: Clarity of aims and objectives and coherence and consistency of the proposal Literature review – Narrative based, thematic review with conceptual framework and indication of future literature development Research paradigm and design – sufficiently informed by approaches to research and detailed enough to inform operationalisation Quality of Bibliography – peer reviewed or from scholarly research handbooks 30 25 30 15 Detailed Grading Criteria  Clarity and coherence of aims and objectives and research proposalLiterature reviewCoherence and appropriateness of research designQuality of BibliographyCriteria DescriptorClarity in the topic of research, focus on a research objective and justification for the purpose of the research. Applies a coherent and consistent approach to all aspects of the research proposal; linking RQs to literature, to CF, to methodology, to data collection and analysis and to how the analysis will be used to address the research question.30%Conducts a critical literature review of pertinent sources, identifying the gaps and debates in the literature and embedding the RQs in the literature. Review is a narrative based, thematic review with conceptual framework and indication of future literature development.25%Outlines a research strategy consistent with their outlined research methodology, including details of, and justifications for, the type of information needed to address their research question, the sources of the data, how they will collect the data needed, how they will analyse the data and present the analysis. The quality of the presentation of their research proposal and the practicality of the timeline.30%The relevance and quality of the sources identified to the research proposal. Sources should be largely peer reviewed and /or from scholarly research handbooks.15%A (80-100)Great clarity in the selected topic and research objective. The research objective is extraordinarily clear and researchable. The justification for the topic choice, relevance and significance is extremely sound. The nature of the problem/issue is exceptionally well focused and explained. Outstanding coherence and consistency in the approach to the research objective. Exceptionally clear link between RQs, literature, CF, methodology, data collection and analysis.The piece is extensively referenced throughout and demonstrates evidence of extensive reading of top-quality sources. Literature review is very pertinent, very focussed, contemporary and consistent with the research topic. Identifies core of relevant theoretical base. Major theoretical contributions are critically evaluated at an advanced level. Research topic, questions, objectives are extremely well embedded in this literature review.Exceptional awareness of different research methodologies and the interrelationship with research strategies. Very high level of consistency and appropriateness between methodology and methods of data collection and analysis. Demonstrates an exceptionally high level of understanding of the need for a robust approach to the research process; clearly articulates what is to be done and why. Outstanding justification of the methods of data collection and analysis to be applied. Limitations of research methods, bias and ethical issues well recognized and acknowledged.Exceptionally choice of relevant, top quality sources for the research. All from peer reviewed sources. Absolutely central to the focus of the research.B+ (70-79)Very clear in the selection of a researchable topic. The research objective is very clear and focused which will make implementing the research proposal easier. The justification for the topic choice, relevance and significance is very sound. The nature of the problem/issue is very well focused and explained. Very coherent and consistent in the approach to the research objective. Great clarity in the link between RQs, literature, CF, methodology, data collection and analysis.The piece is very well referenced throughout and demonstrates evidence of widespread reading of good quality sources. Literature review is pertinent, well focussed, contemporary and consistent with the research topic. Identifies relevant theoretical base. Major theoretical contributions are critically evaluated. Research topic, questions, objectives are very well embedded in this literature review.Especially high-level awareness of different research methodologies and the interrelationship with research strategies. Considerably high level of consistency and appropriateness between methodology and methods of data collection and analysis. Demonstrates a high level of understanding of the need for a robust approach to the research process; clearly articulates what is to be done and why. Well-grounded justification of the methods of data collection and analysis to be applied. Limitations of research methods, bias and ethical issues are recognized and acknowledged.Very good choice of relevant, worthy sources for the research. Mostly peer reviewed. Of major importance to the focus of the research.B (60-69)Good clear selection of a researchable topic. The research objective is quite clear and will assist considerably in the implementation of the research. The choice, relevance and significance of research topic is relatively well justified. The nature of the problem/issue is quite well focused and explained. Considerably coherent and consistent in the approach to the research objective. Significant clarity in the link between RQs, literature, CF, methodology, data collection and analysis.The piece is well referenced throughout and demonstrates evidence of fairly wide reading of good quality sources. Literature review is quite applicable, well focussed, contemporary and consistent with the research topic. Identifies relevant theoretical base. Major theoretical contributions are critically evaluated to a good degree. Research topic, questions, objectives are well embedded in the literature review.High level awareness of different research methodologies and the interrelationship with research strategies. Good level of consistency between, and appropriateness of, methodology and methods of data collection and analysis. Demonstrates a good level of understanding of the need for a robust approach to the research process; fairly clearly articulates what is to be done and why. The methods of data collection and analysis to be applied are well fairly justified. Limitations of research methods, bias and ethical issues are recognized and acknowledged.Good choice of relevant, quality sources. Mainly peer reviewed. Of considerable importance to the focus of the research.C+ (55-59)The research topic and research objective is clear but is in need of some development to assist in the implementation of the proposal. The research topic choice and relevance is quite well justified but needs further development when the research starts. The nature of the problem/issue is explained but needs some development. Reasonable coherence and consistency in the approach to the research objective. Relatively clear link between RQs, literature, CF, methodology, data collection and analysis.The piece is fairly well referenced throughout and demonstrates evidence of a broad reading of the literature. Literature review is largely relevant and applicable, fairly contemporary and largely consistent with the research topic. The quality of the literature consulted needs to be improved. Some of the relevant theoretical base has been identified but needs development. Major theoretical contributions are evaluated but a greater emphasis on critical evaluation is needed. The research topic, questions, objectives are well embedded in the literature review.Aware of different research methodologies and the interrelationship with research strategies. Considerable consistency between, and reasonable appropriateness of, methodology and methods of data collection and analysis. Demonstrates sufficient understanding of the need for a robust approach to the research process, articulating what is to be done and why. Sufficient justification of the methods of data collection and analysis to be applied. Needs to deepen understanding of limitations and issues of bias in research design.Reasonable choice of mainly relevant, fairly good quality sources. Many peer reviewed. Of importance to the focus of the research but could have chosen a little more selectively.C (50-54)The research topic and research objective is apparent but is in need of relatively significant development to assist in the implementation of the proposal. The justification of the research topic choice and relevance needs further development. The nature of the problem/issue is needs to be elaborated upon. Coherence and consistency in the approach to the research objective is somewhat apparent but needs to be developed to ensure the research is implemented well. The link between RQs, literature, CF, methodology, data collection and analysis needs much more development before the student considers embarking on the research.While there are a passable number of references, a number of them are not relevant or their review is not very clear. There is considerable scope to deepen the extent of the literature covered. The quality of the literature reviewed needs to be substantially improved. The consistency of the literature with the research topic needs to be strengthened. The quality of the evaluation need to be improved. The extent to which the research topic, questions, and objectives are embedded in the literature review needs to be strengthened.Some awareness of different research methodologies and the interrelationship with research strategies. Consistency between methodology and methods of data collection and analysis needs improvement. The appropriateness of the methods of data collection and analysis is questionable. The approach to the research process is needs some improvement. The justification for the methods of data collection and analysis to be applied needs development and may need to be revised to maintain consistency. Limitations of research methods and bias needs to be recognized and provided for.Some of the sources are of relevance but the relevance and quality of many of the sources needs to be improved. Needs to select more from peer reviewed sources. May have suffered due to lack of focus in the research question or objective.D (45-49)The research topic and objective is either not apparent and/or not amenable to research in this case. This topic would need to be substantially redeveloped in order for it to be researchable. The justification for the research topic choice and relevance needs to be completely revised. The nature of the problem/issue is quite poor and needs to be developed significantly. There is a lack of coherence and consistency in the approach to the research objective. The link between RQs, literature, CF, methodology, data collection and analysis is vague and uncertain. Needs to be overhauled almost completely before research can be undertaken.The number and quality of references are poor. Many are not relevant to the research topic and objective. The evidence is of quite a weak review of poor quality literature. There is little consistency between the literature and the research topic. The literature is hardly evaluated at all.Poor awareness, leaning towards a lack of awareness, of different research methodologies and the interrelationship with research strategies. Inconsistency between methodology and methods of data collection and analysis. Considerable questions hang over the appropriateness of research design. Poor understanding of the need for a robust approach to the research process; needs to develop, at a minimum, what is to be done and why. Poor justification of the methods of data collection and analysis to be applied. Needs to understand and provide for limitations of research methods and biases.Poor selection of sources. Many are from questionable sources. Lack of relevance to the research objective.F ( 0-44)The topic and objective are unclear and/or unresearchable. The topic selection is unacceptable in its present state and is unresearchable in this case. The research topic choice and relevance is unjustified. The nature of the problem/issue is either absent or very poor. Total lack of coherence and consistency in the approach to the research objective. There is no discernible link between RQs, literature, CF, methodology, data collection and analysis.There is little evidence of a review of any relevant literature. The number and quality of references are very poor. There appears little evidence of an attempt beyond paraphrasing a list of articles and websites reflecting very poor quality literature. There is little if any evaluation.Inadequate awareness and understanding of different research methodologies and research strategies. No consistency between methodology and methods of data collection and analysis. Completely inappropriate data collection and analysis methods to achieve research objective. Almost complete ignorance of the research process. Little and/or very poor justification of the methods of data collection and analysis to be applied.Very poor selection of sources. Many are from very questionable sources and are not particularly relevant. What is presented here is not going to help progress the research.

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