Research Methods for Managers Research Proposal.
The purposed of this summative is for you to develop a research proposal based upon the skills you have learned in this module
1. Introduction (225 words)
Explain the topic and issue you are examining and why it is significant.
Describe the general area to be studied.
Explain why this area is important to the general area under study.
2. Research aim and objectives (200 words)
Indicate the scope of your research study. The research aim should be related to the project’s title. Discuss the research study’s specific objectives (3‐5 objectives). (Refer to the relevant lecture material, seminar activities and core reading on how to formulate research aim and objectives).
3. Background/Review of the Literature (900 words)
A discussion of what is already known about this area and why existing studies in the field are not sufficient.
Indicate briefly your literature review strategy, such as databases and inclusive criteria you used for identifying relevant sources in your research field.
Summarize what is already known about the field. Present a review of the basic background information on the topic gleaned from your literature review.
Discuss several critical studies that have already been done in this area.
Point out why these background studies are insufficient. In other words, what question (s) do they leave unresolved that you would like to study?
Specify the one question you are pursuing in your research proposal.
What have other authors/scholars said about this area(s)?
What theories address this area and what do they say?
What research has been done (or not done) previously? Are there consistent findings or do past studies disagree?
Are there flaws or gaps in previous research that your study will seek to remedy?
Consider the following points when writing your research design .
Describe and elaborate on the research design, paradigm and methodology you have adopted for your study.
Discuss and elaborate what sample you will use, who the research participants will be, how you would collect and analyse data.
Discuss research approaches you have rejected for your study justifying your decision.
Discuss issues associated with gaining access and ethical considerations that relate to your research study.