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Research proposal

by Adewole David ADETOUN

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an excellent research proposal. Regards.GRADEMARK REPORT FINAL GRADE GENERAL COMMENTS 83 PAGE 1 PAGE 2 PAGE 3 PAGE 4 PAGE 5 PAGE 6 PAGE 7 PAGE 8 PAGE 9 PAGE 10 PAGE 11 / 100 Congratulations . Steve .

using a key study within the research field 4/4 CRITERION 2 (2%) What are the personal reasons for doing your research? NONE OR LITTLE (0) LIMITED (1) SATISFACTORY (2) GOOD (3) EXCELLENT (4) No or little attempt has been made to explain the personal reasons for choosing the topic Some attempt has been made to explain the personal reasons for choosing the topic You have given a clear explanation of the personal reasons for choosing your topic You have given a clear and full explanation of the personal reasons for choosing your topic You have given a clear and full but concise explanation of the personal reasons for choosing your topic 3/4 CRITERION 3 (15%) Have you identified and critically analysed the key sources? Are the sources up to date? NONE OR LITTLE (0) LIMITED (1) SATISFACTORY (2) GOOD (3) EXCELLENT (4) No sources are cited Only a limited number of sources are used or they are not up to date You have used more than 5 sources (of which at least 2 are from within the last 18 months) You have used and analysed more than 5 sources (of which at least 3 are from within the last 18 months) You have used and critically analysed more than 5 sources (of which at least 3 are from within the last 18 months) 3/4 CRITERION 4 (5%) Have you cited and listed your references correctly? NONE OR LITTLE (0) LIMITED (1) SATISFACTORY No or little attempt is made to use the CU Harvard Reference System An attempt is made to use the CU Harvard Reference System but with major consistencies . using a key study from within the research field You have given a clear and full but concise explanation of the background to the business reasons for your research.RUBRIC: SECONDARY AND PRIMARY DATA V2 CRITERION 1 (3%) Have you given the background to the business reasons for your research? NONE OR LITTLE (0) LIMITED (1) SATISFACTORY (2) GOOD (3) EXCELLENT (4) 3.33 / 4 4/4 No or little attempt has been made to explain the background to the business reasons for the research Some attempt has been made to explain the background to the business reasons for the research You have given a clear explanation of the background to the business reasons for your research You have given a clear and full explanation of the background to the business reasons for your research.

use postgraduate level verbs. use postgraduate level verbs. or how the knowledge you require is to be gained. and the balance between the use of induction and deduction GOOD (3) EXCELLENT (4) . or the balance between the use of induction and deduction You have made a concise statement on two of the three key perspectives relating to your research – the nature of reality. how the knowledge you require is to gained. and have a clear link to the justification for the research 3/4 CRITERION 7 (2%) Have you concisely described your research perspectives? NONE OR LITTLE (0) LIMITED (1) SATISFACTORY (2) There is no or little attempt to explain the three research perspectives There is a limited attempt to explain the three research perspectives You have made a concise statement on one of the three key perspectives relating to your research – the nature of reality. and go from the general to the specific Your research objectives are well expressed. or the balance between the use of induction and deduction You have made a concise statement on how all three key perspectives relate to your research – the nature of reality. go from the general to the specific.SATISFACTORY (2) GOOD (3) EXCELLENT (4) You have used the CU Harvard Reference System but with inconsistencies You have used the CU Harvard Reference System but with minor inconsistencies You have used the CU Harvard Reference System almost faultlessly CRITERION 5 (5%) Have you justified the need for your research in a separate paragraph at the end of the literature review? NONE OR LITTLE (0) LIMITED (1) SATISFACTORY (2) GOOD (3) EXCELLENT (4) 4/4 No or little attempt is made to justify the research at the end of the literature review Some attempt is made to justify the need for your research at the end of the literature review You have justified the need for your research at the end of the literature review You have stated the general knowledge you require within the justification of the need for your research at the end of the literature review You have stated the specific knowledge you require within the justification of the need for your research at the end of the literature review 4/4 CRITERION 6 (15%) Have you listed 3-5 research objectives using postgraduate level verbs? NONE OR LITTLE (0) LIMITED (1) SATISFACTORY (2) GOOD (3) EXCELLENT (4) There are no research objectives in the correct format The research objectives are poorly expressed or are too numerous You have proposed an appropriate number of relevant research objectives using postgraduate level verbs Your research objectives are well expressed. or how the knowledge you require is to be gained.

and made a clear statement as to which research objectives each secondary data source will address 3/4 CRITERION 10 (10%) Have you described your primary data collection methods and your reasons for choosing them? NONE OR LITTLE (0) LIMITED (1) SATISFACTORY (2) GOOD (3) EXCELLENT (4) There is no or little attempt to describe the primary data collection methods to be used There is only a limited attempt to describe the primary data collection methods to be used You have described your primary data collection methods and justified your reasons for choosing them You have justified your primary data collection methods and made a clear indication of which research objective(s) each primary data collection method will answer You have justified your primary data collection methods. discussed the credibility of the sources. web sites and other relevant sources) and how it will be used to help you achieve your research objectives? NONE OR LITTLE (0) LIMITED (1) SATISFACTORY (2) GOOD (3) EXCELLENT (4) No or little indication is given as to where the secondary is to be specifically sought An indication is given as to where the secondary data is to be specifically sought You have given a clear indication as to how the secondary data is to be specifically sought and how this data is to be used You have given a clear indication as to where the secondary data is to be specifically sought.CRITERION 8 (2%) Have you concisely described your research design using Bryman and Bell's classification? NONE OR LITTLE (0) LIMITED (1) SATISFACTORY (2) GOOD (3) EXCELLENT (4) 3/4 There is no or little attempt to describe the dominant research design There is some attempt to describe the dominant research design You have described your dominant research design You have given clear reasons for your choice of research design You have given clear reasons for your choice of research design and discussed its potential limitations CRITERION 9 (5%) 3/4 Have you indicated where your secondary data will come from (which journals. discussed the credibility of the sources and how this data is to be used You have given a clear indication as to how and where the secondary data is to be specifically sought. and discussed the potential limitations of your primary data collection methods 4/4 CRITERION 11 (4%) Have you approached the potential participants for your primary data? NONE OR LITTLE (0) LIMITED (1) No or little consideration is given as to how potential participants will be approached Some consideration is given as to how potential participants will be approached . made a clear indication of which research objective(s) each primary data collection method will answer.

your sampling process and the number within your sample for each of your primary data collection methods You have discussed the nature of your sample. the sampling process or the number within the sample Some attempt is made to describe the nature of the sample. the sampling process or the number within the sample You have discussed the nature of your sample. reliability and generalisability . your sampling process and the number within your sample for each of your primary data collection methods.SATISFACTORY (2) GOOD (3) EXCELLENT (4) You have considered how you will approach potential participants Participants have confirmed to you that they are willing to contribute to your research data Participants have confirmed to you that they are willing to contribute to your research data and contingencies have been put in place if participants turn out to be unavailable or unsuitable 3/4 CRITERION 12 (10%) Have you described your sampling plan? NONE OR LITTLE (0) LIMITED (1) SATISFACTORY (2) GOOD (3) EXCELLENT (4) No or little attempt is made to describe the nature of the sample. and discussed the potential limitations of your sampling plan 2/4 CRITERION 13 (4%) Have you described the analytical tools and processes you will use to analyse your data? NONE OR LITTLE (0) LIMITED (1) SATISFACTORY (2) GOOD (3) EXCELLENT (4) No or little attempt is made to describe how the data is to be analysed Some attempt is made to describe how the data is to be analysed You have described the analytical tools and processes to be used for analysing your qualitative and/or quantitative data You have fully described the analytical tools and processes to be used for analysing your qualitative and/or quantitative data You have fully described the analytical tools and processes to be used for analysing your qualitative and/or quantitative data. and justified their use 4/4 CRITERION 14 (3%) Have you discussed the limitations of your research? NONE OR LITTLE (0) LIMITED (1) SATISFACTORY (2) GOOD (3) EXCELLENT (4) There is no or little awareness that the proposed research has potential limitations There is some awareness that the proposed research has potential limitations You have shown a general awareness of the potential limitations of your proposed research You have shown a specific awareness of the potential limitations of your proposed research You have fully discussed the specific potential limitations of your proposed research in terms of validity. your sampling process and the number of your sample for each of your primary data collection methods. and given good reasons for your choices You have discussed the nature of your sample. given good reasons for your choices.

or the planning does not match the activities proposed within the research plan There is evidence of some planning and the planning matches the activities proposed within the research plan You have constructed a feasible plan that matches the activities within your proposed research plan You have constructed a detailed feasible plan that matches the activities within your proposed research plan You have constructed a detailed breakdown for each major activity within the plan.CRITERION 15 (5%) Have you indicated what you need to do to comply with the University's ethical requirements? NONE OR LITTLE (0) LIMITED (1) SATISFACTORY (2) GOOD (3) EXCELLENT (4) 4/4 There is no or little recognition of the need for ethics There is an understanding of the need for ethics within the proposed research You have acknowledged the University's ethics procedure and demonstrated an understanding of the ethical issues within your proposed research You have acknowledged the University's ethics procedure and demonstrated a full understanding of the ethical issues within your proposed research You know exactly which forms are required for your proposed research so as to do to comply with the University's ethical requirements 3/4 CRITERION 16 (5%) Have you included a detailed Gantt chart or other planning schedule? NONE OR LITTLE (0) LIMITED (1) SATISFACTORY (2) GOOD (3) EXCELLENT (4) There is no or little planning. and the planning matches the activities within your proposed research plan 3/4 CRITERION 17 (5%) How well written and cohesive is the proposal? NONE OR LITTLE (0) LIMITED (1) SATISFACTORY (2) GOOD (3) EXCELLENT (4) The proposal lacks any cohesion and the English is poor The proposal has some cohesion but is difficult to read and the English is poor Your proposal has a structure and can be read without too much difficulty Your proposal is easy to read Your proposal is well written with a clear structure and signposting between each section .