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    1. 2. <ul><li>To initially review research ideas </li></ul><ul><li>To discuss the approach for a successful research design </li></ul><ul><li>To establish supervision arrangements & timelines </li></ul>
    2. 3. <ul><li>critical exposition of knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>thorough literature review is essential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>research cannot be descriptive, not a 'story ' </li></ul></ul><ul><li>empirical and theoretical research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>primary or secondary data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>qualitative or quantitative data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>sound methodology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>positivist, interpretive, case </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>normative or action research possible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>no fieldwork until research design finalised </li></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>has to be managerially relevant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>if MSc is badged , then topic must be within theme </li></ul></ul><ul><li>make it career relevant, if possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>use your personal & professional networks to get access to an organisation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>play to your strengths </li></ul><ul><li>adequate challenge </li></ul><ul><li>competent execution </li></ul>
    4. 5. the ‘so what?’ test provide the theory & the methodology provides the focus provide the hypotheses or interpretive framework can you obtain it? research problem research question investigative questions academic literature empirical data
    5. 6. <ul><li>Get a focus & keep a focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>narrow your research problem, frame a research question, and carry that as a test of relevance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t jump into empirical research until you have a fully worked-up design & competent grasp of relevant literature </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you have access to data NOW if you are doing traditional research </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you have a client’s remit in writing, agreed with me, if you are doing action research </li></ul><ul><li>Build slack into your research schedule & its writing-up </li></ul><ul><li>Attribute & reference </li></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>Lack of rigour </li></ul><ul><ul><li>failure to address research question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>failure to adhere to methodology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Failure to gain access to data </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate referencing </li></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to adhere to required formats </li></ul><ul><li>Late submission or excessive word length </li></ul><ul><li>NOT failure to deliver new knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>don’t try to prove something the data doesn’t support </li></ul></ul>
    7. 8. Questions Answers <ul><li> INTRO </li></ul><ul><li>> research aim </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> see next slide </li></ul></ul><ul><li> LIT REVIEW </li></ul><ul><li>> theory & empirical study </li></ul><ul><li>> research question </li></ul><ul><li> METHODOLOGY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> research design </li></ul></ul><ul><li>> IQs or hypotheses </li></ul>abstract <ul><li> CONCLUSION </li></ul><ul><li>> outcome </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> limitations </li></ul></ul><ul><li> INTERPRETATION </li></ul><ul><li>> against theory </li></ul><ul><li>> and context </li></ul><ul><li> DATA (ANALYSIS) </li></ul><ul><li>> stat’ results & diagnostics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> evidence, responses, quotes </li></ul></ul>context
    8. 9. <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>research problem & consequent aim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>why is it important? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>how does it draw upon my studies? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>outline of methodology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>nature of data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>data sources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>outline context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>if significant then you’ll need separate ‘context’ chapter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>explanation of report structure </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>Initially, be objective & impartial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>no assertions in the early stages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>State facts only until the chapter on interpretation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>your opinion must be based on facts & prior argument </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opinion should be authoritative & referenced </li></ul><ul><ul><li>this comes from the literature review & data analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summate & specify your opinion on critical review of the literature at the end of the chapter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>theory for use in chapter on interpretation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>empirical techniques as justification for your research methodology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chapter on interpretation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>findings should be related to referenced theory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>no new facts or references; this is about what you think </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>Background investigation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>research aims & question level of challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>literature review extensive, relevant, & critical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>referencing building argument </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Methodology, fieldwork, reasoning, & analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>methodology soundness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fieldwork quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>effective use of material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>drawing of inference for theory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>drawing of implications for research aim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>appropriate conclusions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organisation & presentation of material </li></ul><ul><ul><li>logical & consistent structuring coherence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>continuity & adequate links between chapters flow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>standard of presentation format protocols </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>clarity of exposition use of English </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grade ABCDE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>D is marginal fail > capped resubmission </li></ul></ul>
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