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Project Proposal

2022/2023
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке

Преподаватели


Улитин Игорь Борисович

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The preparation and defense of Project Proposals is a mandatory element of the thesis preparation. Project Proposal must be conducted in accordance with the annual thesis preparation Guidelines announced by the Faculty Board. The Project Proposal should reflect the accomplished work on thesis writing and include the topic description, problem statement, and research questions; the relation of the thesis’s topic to existing research areas based on the literature review; description and motivation behind the proposed methodology, data, and method. The proposal should not only list what the student plans to do but also convince the readers of the feasibility of the study and the proposed study plan. Literature review in the Project Proposal should cover the main research areas related to the thesis topic and analyze no less than 15 key English-language references. As a mandatory appendix to the project proposal, the student attaches the full list of references for the literature review, indicating the exact search query used for obtaining the list when using the bibliography search engines. If this appendix is missing, the literature review band is graded “0”. In case of conducting the bachelor thesis as a scientific paper, the student has a right to provide the Project Proposal formatted in accordance with the publisher's requirements, but it should still communicate the main points required by the Guidelines.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To write the Project Proposal
  • To defense the Project Proposal
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of the course the students are expected to be able to undertake a substantial research project through which to demonstrate their research and analytical skills and how well they can apply a given theoretical understanding and methodology to a set problem.
  • A student is able to plan literature review structure
  • Ability to model problem and interpret results.
  • - knowledge of the principles of writing the literature review section - knowledge of and ability to use different techniques to avoid plagiarism - ability to paraphrase and summarise material - ability to refer to sources and introduce quotations correctly
  • Reviewing articles and bachelor’s theses on methods section
  • Learn how to develop theory, propositions, and issues underlying the anticipated study
  • Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative research methods;
  • Ability to write a structured and informative literature review.
  • - Effectively match research question with relevant research methods;
  • - Interpret and evaluate research results;
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Literature review
  • Methods
  • Anticipated \ Achieved Results
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Защита Project Proposal
  • non-blocking Оценка за письменный текст Project Proposal
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 4th module
    0.5 * Защита Project Proposal + 0.5 * Оценка за письменный текст Project Proposal
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Action research methods : plain and simple, , 2012
  • Preparing literature reviews : qualitative and quantitative approaches, Ling Pan, M., 2017
  • Research methods : the basics, Walliman, N., 2018
  • Research methods and methodologies in education, , 2017
  • Rice, R. A. (2017). How to Write a Literature Review. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.7550A4E6
  • Ted Gournelos, Joshua R. Hammonds, & Maridath A. Wilson. (2019). Doing Academic Research : A Practical Guide to Research Methods and Analysis. Routledge.
  • The literature review : a step-by-step guide for students, Ridley, D., 2012

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • A handbook of media and communication research : qualitative and quantitative methodologies, , 2002
  • Advanced research methods, Mey de, L., 2013
  • Conducting research literature reviews : from the Internet to paper, Fink, A., 2005
  • Introduction to research methods in education, Punch, K. F., 2009
  • Pinho, C., & Mendes, L. (2017). IT in lean-based manufacturing industries: systematic literature review and research issues. International Journal of Production Research, 55(24), 7524–7540. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2017.1384585
  • Quantitative research methods for business and economics, Balsley, H.L., 1970
  • Systematic approaches to a successful literature review, Booth, A., 2016