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RESEARCH/DISSERTATION PROPOSAL FOR PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT 1. NAME OF CANDIDATE 2. NAME(S) OF SUPERVISOR(S) 3. DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL 4. PROPOSED DEGREE 5. TITLE --------------------------------------------------6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 INTRODUCTION General Introduction No sub-sections, only paragraphs Statement of the Problem at most 3 paragraphs to pin-point the specific problem, the specific knowledge gap Objectives The general objective of this research/dissertation/project is ..... The specific objectives of this research/dissertation/project are: i) To establish.... ii) To determine iv) To develop... 6.4 6.5 Significance of the Study Literature Review ....'Rosen (2006) suggests ...' ... 'Ajay and Singhal (2008) found that ...', ... 'A study on information systems evaluation (Chaula et. al., 2005) has shown that ...' .. Hypotheses/Research Questions In this study, the following hypotheses will be tested (the following questions will be answered): i) .... ii) .... .. iv) ....




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Research Design Study Area Describe the study area and give reasons for choosing that area. Materials The list of materials and equipment that will be needed in the study needs to be listed in this part. Methodology The methods of conducting the research/dissertation/project need to be specified and described in this section. These include a) Data Collection Methods Whether primary of secondary data will be used Whether structured, semi-structured or unstructured interviews will be used b) Sampling Techniques Method of sampling (choosing the sample population) c) Research Instruments Like questionnaires for interviews d) Data Analysis Methods Methods of data analysis The data analysis software to be used e) Design or development of hardware or software f) Testing of developed hardware or software The general methods that will be used should be given. The specific methods that will be used for each objective/question/hypothesis should be given for each objective/question/hypothesis.


REFERENCES Rosen, K. (2006). Discrete Mathematics and its Applications. 6th Edition, McGraw-Hill, Science/Engineering/Math. Ajay, D. K and Singhal, M. (2008). Distributed Computing: Principles, Algorithms and Systems. 1st Edition,Cambrige University Press. pp.384-387. Chaula, J. A., Yngstrom, L. and Kowalski, S. (2005). A Framework for Evaluation of Information Systems. Johannesburg, South Africa. pp.23-31. Patanish, A., Joremiyl, B. and White, T. (2008). Mobile agents for network management. Available at: [Accessed on 20th November 2011] Pallangyo, K. U. & Smith, R. L. (2010). New theories on computer networks. Academic Press: New York.

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Duration Time Schedule Use a GANTT chart 9.3 Supervisor'(s)' Comments 10. APPENDICES Questinnaire --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Extra Important information 1. Page numbers should be at the top centre 2. Captions for figures should be at the bottom of figures 3. Captions for tables should be at the top of tables. 4. Each specific objective must have its own question/hypothesis. 5. The methodology should contain methods to achieve each specific objective, and to answer each question or test each hypothesis. 6. Where the method of data collection involves a questionnaire, the questionnaire questions should be attached to the proposal as an appendix. 7. All sources cited in the body of the proposal must appear in the list of references, and vice versa. No sources should appear in the list of references if not cited in the body of the proposal, and vice versa.