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Business Research Methods Research Term Project Guidelines

Purpose


To learn to communicate your research to the rest of the world through your report To gain experience in live research work using best practices To acquire the mindset of systematic and objective process of research





How to proceed through Research Project


Plan your team’s time. if you work systematically, and with purpose, this project can be of much benefit Choose a feasible and interesting project





Be prepared to show progress frequently. This way, you can get corrections and clarifications from instructor in a timely manner.

How to proceed through Research Project


The project should deliver a valuable Term report (softcopy, NOT printout) Avoid last minute rush. Submitting early, or as per deadline to avoid penalty.



How to proceed through Research Project
The format of the traditional research report

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Executive summary, Research Objective; Precise statement of research problems; Limits and scope of study, Literature review; Research design, Questionnaire design; Sampling, Sample size, Data collection; Data analysis and Interpretations; Findings, Conclusions, Recommendations; Appendix, Relevant references.

How to proceed through Research Project Useful steps
1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
6) 7) 8) 9)

Generating research ideas, brainstorming Reviewing literature, study background Clarifying and trying various research questions, arriving at right research objectives Questionnaire preparation and preparing for field work, check relevance to analysis and conclusions Field work to collect data, avoid Potential errors in research information, Design final report, Meaningful conclusions Clear and accurate list of references, bibliography

How to proceed through Research Project
If you are choosing to do a study report (mainly using secondary data), the following steps would be useful

1) Take time to craft the...
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