Undertaken by the student. The Proposal will be written of maximum 1500 words; the distribution of word count for each section is given below against each section title. The research plan timelines and the references will not be included in the word count.
You will write your answers in this given sheet itself.
Project (research topic) Title
Provide a concise and clear title of the research project work being undertaken by you.
Introduction (400 words) [30 marks]
Provide a brief introduction to your research topic, giving out the business company/ industry overview, including the issues/ problems prevalent in the organisation/ concerned industry/ sector.
Give out the aim of the research project, objectives and the research questions of your project work.
Literature Review (700 words) [40 marks]
Show how your research work fits into the literature available on your subject matter. Also, show how your research objectives/ questions intend to fill in the gaps and/ or extend knowledge after going through the available literature.
You must refer to at least 8-10 good sources of literature, out of which at least 6-8 or more should be references from recognised academic publications found in peer reviewed articles/ journals.
Research Process (300 words) [20 marks]
Give out your research philosophy, research approaches and the methodology you will follow to conduct the research.
Give out the methods of collecting your primary data, discuss the population and sampling methods you will use, by justifying the same.
Research plan and timelines of thesis submission (100 words) [10 marks]
Please provide a plan of stages of your research development and thesis writing, with a timeline of proposed goals for your program.
Your timelines should include your plan right from the preparatory stage, to writing the various chapters of the dissertation, to the final write up and submission of the project.
The timelines can be put in a tabular form and a Gantt chart made for the same thereafter.
References /Bibliography of planned reading
Please provide references/ bibliography as per the Harvard Referencing System format.
It must contain good quality references from journals/ articles and other good sources.