Module: Research Methods Individual Assignment Required Part One 1000 words Planning for your research project This week, you will complete the first of two parts of Individual Assignments. The Individual Assignments are designed to develop your skills at applying the knowledge gained in the module to the development of a potential future proposal for a research project. The initial stages of the research proposal are illustrated in Figure 6.2 of the textbook (Collis & Hussey, 2013, p.100). This part you will present your topic (keeping in mind the criteria mentioned in your textbook Box 6.1 p.101) research motivation and pertinent literature reading so far. (My topic will be a study into online shopping: To what extent are online shoppers loyal to a single brand?) To prepare for this Assignment in 1500 words: Revisit Chapter 6 of your core text, ‘Writing your research proposal’ (Collis & Hussey, 2013, pp.96-128) Return to your chosen research topic-problem identified in Week 1 and consider how you may develop your ideas further including literature, research questions, your interest and scope, and feasibility Part two Progressing with your research project This week, you will complete the second of two Individual Assignments, the first of which was undertaken in Week 3. The Individual Assignments are designed to develop your skills at applying the knowledge gained in the module to the development of a potential future proposal for a research project.Once you have established the research topic and framed your research question(s) you will need to consider how you will tackle these questions. This involves taking decisions related to the methodology to be followed as well as the chosen methods for data collection and analysis (quantitative or qualitative).
To prepare for this Assignment in 1500 words: Review your Part One Individual Assignment and Consider how you may develop your ideas further, including epistemological stance, methodology, validity and reliability of the research design, data collection methods, sampling techniques, participant profile, data access, and ethics. Important note: No Plagiarism References Part One; Key concept attached file for week1, 2 and 3 and the below resources: Week one Collis, J. & Hussey, R. (2013) Business Research: A Practical Guide for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students. 4th ed. London: Palgrave-MacMillan. Chapter 1, ‘Understanding research’ (pp.1-20)Chapter 2, ‘Dealing with practical issues’ (pp.21-41) Top of Form Here, I would like to share with the feedback I got from my instructor for week 1 (the file I attached earlier) he said “This is a really important module as it will give you the ability to delivery your dissertation. This is an unusual week and it is difficult to give much feedback on week 1 – it is not assessed and is really about getting you thinking about research. That said I thought that you well – however I am not sure of what you topic is going to be. I think you might have to get more focus but I have no doubt that this will come in the next few weeks. Some good points in the discussion unfortunately I got C but this time I wish I can get A or A+