Purpose :The purpose of this assignment is to begin the research and writing processes for your final Dissertation. This assignment is designed to model the structure of the Literature Review and Methodology sections of the Dissertation. A further outline has been given below.
Outline :The following sections should be included in this assignment.
Assignment should be completed in Times New Roman font, double spaced
Front Cover- Following the specifications required for the final research paper for the university
Title Page- Following the specifications required for the final research paper for the university
Contents- Serving as a table of contents for this assignment. Include headings for the title page, main sections, and bibliography
Main Body- This section should be 2,000 words (minimum) and is the bulk of the content which your grade will be reviewed:
1-Introduction of Potential Research Question , Summarize the aims of the research project, define the area or topic you wish to cover, briefly discuss its importance and your specific hypothesis. ( I prefer if you can work on OECD or UNESCO).
2-Exsisting Literature- Review relevant literature providing a commentary for how this research relates to topics you hope to discuss in your own work. A minimum of ten academic sources are required
3-Methodological Issues- Discuss potential methods for collecting data on this topic. Describe how your suggested form of study would fit with exsisting literature.
4-Future Concerns- List out at least three possible questions or concerns for future research and the rest of your project. Describe these concerns and what you can do to avoid issues in your final document.
Bibliography- Using correct citation and referencing in your main body. This section should include a complete alphabetical listing of references (minimum of 10 references)used throughout the document, with Harvard-style referencing. Not included in 2,000 word count.
Please note: You do not need to include abstract, acknowledgements, tables/figures, or appendices for this submission
Main Body of Text The following is indicative of the layout of the main body of an empirical research paper analysing quantitative data:
Introduction of the Research Question – summarises the aims of the research project; defines the area or topic and communicates its importance; identifies the gap in knowledge that empirical research can address
Literature Review – reviews the relevant literature providing a commentary on the existing state of knowledge (theories and empirical evidence), trends, controversies, etc.; fully explains the research gaps and how the research can begin to fill the gap;
Research Hypotheses – specific and explicit statement of research hypotheses that flow from and build on the literature and theoretical framework
Method – provides concise justification for the chosen research method; outlines data collection steps taken with enough detail that the study could be replicated (repeated); describes the analyses conducted of the data
Results – describes the findings from the data analysis; includes descriptive and inferential statistics presented in a clear and concise manner, possibly through tables, figures, and/or interview quotes
Discussion, Limitations, Future Research, Implications, and Conclusion – pulls together the research questions that were asked with the answers that were obtained through the analysis of the data; provides commentary on these findings (e.g. do they confirm or reject particular views?; how do they inform the literature?); identifies limitations of the existing study; makes suggestions for future research; states clearly the conclusions that are reached and the implications and recommendations for relevant stakeholders (e.g. businesses, practitioners, governments, academics).
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