A Dissertation Proposal
Objectives of the Assignment: Clarify the research gap Why this research must be done. Research Question (what is the topic). Hypothesis (Possible answer may be multiple). What are the research Objectives? Research Strategies (Justify what type of research strategy did you use, was it primary or secondary research. Sample (it should be clear why this sample was used). (Information of data collection and data analysis should be matching the research strategy).
Please write a dissertation proposal on a topic of your choice (preferably your dissertation topic). The dissertation proposal must follow the template available on Moodle and contain the following: (a) background and academic context, (b) research objectives, (c) methods and access, (e) research ethics, and (f) a bibliography of a minimum of 20 academic sources (i.e., academic journal articles, preferably, with DOI numbers; chapters in edited books; or monographs) on a topic of your choice (preferably your dissertation topic). (N.B. The Bibliography section is not included in the word count.)
Please submit a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx file). PDF files, etc. are not accepted. The assignment will be assessed based on the following criteria (see the grid below): · Background and academic context (20%) · Research objectives (25%) · Methods and ethics (35%) · Bibliography (10%) · Language and mechanics (10%) Papers that do not contain a minimum of twenty (20) academic sources fail automatically.
Academic sources are academic journal articles, preferably, with DOI numbers; chapters in edited books; and monographs. Academic conduct notice Harvard-style referencing needs to be used consistently throughout. Incomplete referencing shall result in reporting the case to the Academic Conduct Officer, who keeps a record of such violations.