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RESEARCH SKILLS AND PRINCIPLES 2016/17ASSIGNMENT 2: Individual Research ProposalSubmission date 28thApril 2017 via BlackboardYou are required to write an individual research proposal. This will allow you to start preparing forthe research project that you will undertake during the dissertation phase of the course. Thisassignment is designed to allow you to identify a research question, review the literature and discussresearch methodologies that would be appropriate for a research project of your choosing.Assessment criteria will include focus and objectives, method and reflection.This assignment will be worth 60% of the final mark.Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this assignment you will be able to:Present and communicate information, ideas and outcomes in an effectiveand appropriate manner for Master's levelEvaluate a range of research methodologies, tools and techniques appropriate for big data researchThe AssignmentThe objective of this assignment is to allow you to develop a research proposal which explains:What you wish to achieveYou need to formulate the research question using the skills and knowledge that you have gainedfrom the course and this module. First of all you need to establish a focused research question thatis of interest to you and some intended audience (that you should identify). The objectives of theresearch should be stated clearly.Why this is importantYou will then need to undertake a literature search for your topic and write a critical review thatshows how your research question fits with the debate in the current literature.How it can be achievedIdentify and evaluate, from the appropriate literature, research methods that may be used toanswer the research question and fulfil the objectives. This should also include a brief discussion ofthe data that you expect to be collected and how it would be analysed to answer the researchquestion.What might be the potential outcomes of the research
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