Business Project Research Proposal
L7 Business Project: Research Proposal (formative)
Module Leader: Dr Selwyn Seymour
Key Details and Requirements
Submission deadline: Friday, 20 January 2023, no later than 16:30pm (GMT)
- Assess critically a range of quantitative and qualitative research designs used in business and management research then use appropriate methods to collect, collate and analyse data
- Choose the appropriate methods to collect, collate and analyse data that is relevant to the business project
- Evaluate the validity and reliability of research instruments
Assessment details: Research Proposal (3,000 words) will address Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3.
Referencing: Students are expected to use Harvard Referencing throughout their assignments where required. Please follow the Harvard Referencing Handbook for all your assignments at the ULBS.
Submission Method: Turnitin – Your work needs to be put through Turnitin. All submissions will be electronically checked for plagiarism.
You have the option to upload your work ahead of the deadline, ULBS will be reviewing your last submission only.
Turnitin cannot be used for late submissions. In such case, you should send your work to Turnitinfirstname.lastname@example.org
If you experience issues when uploading your work, please email it by the deadline to Turnitinemail@example.com
Please note that you can deviate +- 10% from the word limit stated on each assignment.
For the second formative assignment, students will create a summary description (2 pages) of a Consultancy Proposal with indicative timeline of milestone tasks and activities. The consultancy proposal is due at the end of the second phase and must also reflect ‘in action’ to include an account of what is happening, what is being learned, what is expected from the project, and plans to ensure the project’s success.
Module Assessment Criteria
|Distinction||Illustrates an excellent level of understanding of complex issues in the subject. All requirements of the work are dealt with to a high standard and the work is free from all but isolated minor errors. The material is wholly relevant to the tasks. Excellent analysis, synthesis and critical reflection with the ability to tackle issues and questions not previously encountered. Evidence of independent and original judgment in relation to the resolution of the client’s needs and problems. Excellently presented in terms of structure and professional style||70-100%|
|Commendation||Illustrates a very good understanding of the issues in the subject, some of which are likely to be complex with some independent critical thought appropriate to the tasks. Most of the requirements of the work are covered with only a few gaps or minor and inconsequential errors. The material is largely relevant to the tasks and there is a good attempt at analysis, synthesis and critical reflection with evidence of some ability to tackle issues not previously encountered. The work is presented in a clear and well- organised manner with only minor spelling and grammatical errors.||60 -69%|
|Pass||The work displays good knowledge and understanding and its relevance to the task. The submission exhibits clear analysis and reasonable use of grammar, spelling and language. It may contain errors and lack fluency. Limited evidence of the ability to sustain a relevant argument or logical reasoning.||50 – 59%|
|Fail||Exhibits an unsatisfactory grasp of the issues in the subject. Primarily descriptive and lacking in independent critical thought appropriate to the tasks. Weak or no attempt at analysis, synthesis and critical reflection with little evidence of ability to tackle issues not previously encountered. Poor spelling or other grammatical errors.||0 – 49%|