Unit Code and Title: SBM1300 Research Project
Assessment 1: Part B Research Proposal
|Word count:||4000 words|
|Unit Learning Outcomes:||ULO-1, ULO-2, ULO-3, ULO-4|
|Course Learning Outcomes:||CLO-1, CLO-2, CLO-5, CLO-6, CLO-7, CLO-10|
Prepare a 4000 word research proposal to address your chosen research topic. There is a proposed structure and a recommendation for how long each section should be below. The recommended lengths of each section are approximate, and will vary depending on the research question you are proposing to investigate and the methodology you are proposing to use in your hypothetical research proposal.
Guideline for Preparing the Assignment
a. Design / Methodology. This section includes details of the research methodology to be used. Will this be a randomized controlled trial? A quasi-experimental design? A cross-sectional survey? A longitudinal design? A qualitative research study using focus groups? A qualitative research study using semi-structured interviews? A combination of these or something else entirely? In this section the aim is to accurately describe the characteristics of a research design / methodology that is capable of answering the research question / testing the hypothesis posed. (~500 words).
b. Details of participants. How many people will participate? What are their characteristics? Any inclusion / exclusion criteria? How will the sample be recruited? Identify the sampling method. (~300 words).
c. Description of materials / measures. This may include tests, surveys, questions to be used in a semi-structured interview, or many other things. The measures need to be consistent with the methodology described at 6(a). (~500 words).
d. Data Analysis. Describe the proposed analysis strategy briefly. (~250 words).
e. Ethical issues. This section describes the ethical issues that need to be considered in the research. For example, how you would ensure that participation is voluntary and that people who participate provide informed consent? (~250 words).
f. Reference list. (not included in the word count)
When preparing your research proposal please keep in mind that you are being assessed as a level 9 AQF student. This means that your report must:
(a) Follow the accepted conventions for writing academic reports in terms of writing style and referencing;
(b) Demonstrate your ability to critically review evidence and draw conclusions based on your evaluation.
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