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CHTM19 Major Project Proposal Form

This proposal will serve as an initial basis for discussion with your supervisor and as a start into your final
project. Although you should expect the ideas to be considerably refined over the first few weeks of term, the
supervisor and module leader will need to be satisfied that the proposal constitutes a manageable project of
academic value which can be accomplished in the time available. The project proposed must normally have
elements of literature review and primary data collection and analysis. You must also choose a subject which is
related to your degree programme. Although we will interpret ‘related’ as broadly as possible, we may reject a
subject title if it does not relate to the aims and learning outcomes of your programme. Your project supervisor
and programme leader will be able to advise you on this.
This proposal is submitted to the University of Sunderland for final approval, but it is suggest getting it
internally approved by your supervisor first. Make sure your boxes are ticked appropriately!
Personal Details
Name: FOO VI-VIAN
University of Sunderland Student Number:
Institution:
Start date of your course: SEPTEMBER 2011
Submission date: JAN 2013
Name of supervisor: MS. GOWRI M RAMANATHAN

Major project outline
Title
The Impact of Climate Change in Tourism Industry.
Rationale

Climate change has affected not only the temperature nor weather; it has also changed over a very
long period. These changes are also affected the natural ecosystem, global economy, tourism
industry, cultural and religious, human health risks, animals habitant and many others. The reason
I choose this topic as my research project is to identify the effects of climate change in tourism
industry. Besides that, climate change would also influence the decision making of the visitors.
Therefore, I will be interview tourists regarding of how they aware of climate change and their
decision making for choosing a destination.
ALL ASPECTS OF THIS FORM MUST BE FULLY CONSIDERED BEFORE SUBMISSION.
Please use the computer to fill in the form!

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Version: June 2011

2) To understand the perception of tourists for choosing a destination. Interview:  By interviewing the management site and tourists regarding the perception of climate change and to know more on their attitude and decision making for choosing destination. 2) To find out the attitude and decision making of tourists for choosing a destination. Be as specific as possible. Besides that. Which primaryresearch methods are you using and how do they address each of the research aims and objectives of the study?(Do not reflect here on research methods in general but your specific project) Survey:  To find out the tourists perception towards climate change in tourism industry (estimated 100 respondents to be responded the survey and majority would be local tourists as well as foreign tourists). There will be approximate 25 questions would be conduct in the questionnaire which is including the personal details and the perception towards climate change. Timetable Week 1 – Week 2: Search more information based on my topic Week 3 – Week4: Search and conducting accessibility to certain heritage places that I have chosen Week 5: Analyse literature reviews Week 6: Design questionnaire for my survey Week 7 – Week 8: Conducting accessibility and toward respondents Week 9: Analyse the result of my survey Week 10: Do an interview checklist. Objectives: 1) To identify the advantages and disadvantages of climate change in tourism industry. Research aims and objectives Aims: 1) To identify the importance of climate change in tourism industry. but don’t reflect on any theoretical issues here. How many people are you questioning or interviewing? There will be total of 100 respondents to participant in my survey. estimated around 20 people will be participant in my interview part who is included destination management site and employees. nor include any secondary data collections. Week 11 – Week 13: Interview with different locals and managers Week 14: Analyse the result of my interview Week 15 – Week 16: Searching for further information though internet Week 17: Searching for more information though library 2/4 Version: June 2011 .Research methods This section focuses on the research methods to be used and sources of data and availability.

Week 18: Meeting with lecturer/tutor for advise Week 19: Moderating questions and results based on previous step Week 20: Prepare for research materials Week 21 – Week 22: Start writing my report based on my survey and interview Week 23: Composing my research findings and moderating my research findings. and most importantly. are you visiting the destination where your research is based?  yes Please state details when and where you are going:  Penang (Batu Ferringhi )  Cameron Highlands Key references . but they won’t be counted as your 10 academic references. Are you allowed to speak to these people?  yes Are you allowed to conduct research in the place you are studying?  yes Will you be able to speak to all the people you need to?  yes Lastly. You should and can add web references if they are relevant and support your project. 3/4 Version: June 2011 .at least 10relevant academic references (books and journal articles) for your project. Meeting with lecturer/tutor for final advise and check my research report Week 24: Submit my research report If the answer is NO to any of the following questions you need to reconsider your dissertation proposal.

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