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Guild lines and numbering system, As you must be already aware, your dissertation is developed based on the plan that you have outlined in your research proposal. Within it you need to cover the following sections and requirements; } Abstract • Is the summary of the research paper • Is the abstract adequate? • What is the purpose of the research? • What are its benefits and implications? • What methodology was used? (sample size, data analysis methods and tools) • What are the results? } Introduction (10%) Is there a clear purpose and rationale for the study? Are there clear set of objectives and research questions? Background This informs the reader of the problem or the situation, and the context you are interested in. Rationale for the study • What is the research issue? • Why is it an issue? • Why is it an issue now? • What could this research shed light on? - (benefits/ implications of the study) Research Aims Objectives, Research Questions and Hypothesis. Research objectives • One of the most important sections of the research proposal and the dissertation as you need to develop them properly in line with the research topic and conduct the research to achieve these • The aspects that should be considered when developing objectives are: o Development of 3 - 4 objectives o Objectives should follow a logical sequence o Start with ‘To’ o Use of appropriate level specific words such as ‘assess’, ‘evaluate’, ‘investigate’ etc. o Final objective could be to make recommendations, or provide a solution to a problem or to make improvement/s • To detail out the objectives, research questions can be included } Literature Review and Conceptual Framework (20%) • Is the range of literature sources (covering past research findings, books, online sources etc.) used suitable and adequate? (at least 20 – 30 sources to underpin the study) • Has a critical review of the literature been made? (this could produce a conceptual framework where relevant) In doing so, students need to capture debates in the study area and also bring in their own inputs/ views/ insights as well. • Make a ‘link’ between existing literature and your own research } Research Design and Methodology (20%) • Has the research design and methodology discussed? Is the approach and philosophy appropriate? • This section gives a detailed rationale/ justification of how you achieve your research objectives. You are expected to: 1) Explain your selection of research paradigm/ philosophy, approach, strategy and methods (qualitative and quantitative techniques planned to be used) 2) Outline the methods of sampling (including population, sample size), data capture (including data gathering methods and instruments/ tools), analysis and interpretation to be used (analysis method/s and tool/s), and give reasons for the choice. 3) Highlight any limitations in the chosen methodology. 4) Discuss the type of ethical issues relevant for the research. } Results, Analysis and Discussion - 30% • Has the data/ results been accurately presented? • Ensure to present the results • The following requirements should be fulfilled; • Different techniques such as tables, diagrams and charts should be used • If interviews have been used you should provide transcripts of



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