Do refer to the Assessment Brief as attached and read through the ‘Instructions for Assessment’ and especially ‘Structure and Presentation (Section 1, 2 and 3)’.
In Section 1
1.1: Short explanation of the research problem and the particular question that you would want to study.
1.2: An introduction that provides a brief commentary of key relevant literature. Be sure to justify your choice of these references in introducing the existing knowledge on your topic. Attach a full visual presentation such as a mind map, a Venn diagram, or a grandfather, father, son literature map in the report’s appendix to show the scope of your review of literature. That visual presentation will be considered when marking together with your brief commentary.
1.3: A detailed critique of at least two well-used research methodologies in the literature you have reviewed. Discuss a) how they are applied; b) how the methods were deployed to provide a worthwhile contribution to theory and research and c) what gaps the methods may leave that could lend the area to further analysis (and an opportunity for your own research).
Discuss pros and cons of methods in the context of the proposed research question / research problem; and demonstrate full awareness of constraints and limitations deriving from investigation.
In Section 2
2.1: Provide the details of a proposed research instrument such as, an interview guide, survey questionnaire, or other appropriate instruments. Provide this as an appendix to your report.
• Write 500 words of reflection, regarding how you have designed the
instrument and why the way you did. The instrument is only for illustrative purposes and does not necessarily have to be complete.
2.2: Conclusions Concluding evaluation of instrument’s expected value for the research question(s) that you consider worthy of further investigation, and reflective by taking section 1 into account.
2.3: Bibliography (covers section 1 and 2). A bibliography containing a minimum of 12 references to relevant journal articles from good academic sources, including at least 6 published in the last 24 months and all cited in your analysis. Please include all references referred to in section one and two here.