Research Proposal

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THE COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES OF JAMAICA

BACHELOR DEGREE COURSEWORK

SEMESTER 1 – FALL 2022

PROGRAMME:
BUSINESS

COURSE NAME:
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

CODE:

RMTD3401

YEAR GROUP:

THREE

DUE DATE:

EXAMINATION TYPE:
COURSEWORK II – RESEARCH PROPOSAL – GROUP (60%)

INSTRUCTION:
You are required to submit a research proposal around a research topic related to your course of study. Use the designated headings (level 1, 2 etc.) in keeping with the APA 7 guidelines for creating research headings. Additionally, you will make an oral presentation on your proposal to the class, on a stipulated date, organized by your instructor.

Introduction:
________/12

Statement of the Problem:
(7 marks)

·
Define the issue at hand.

·
What is the problem?

·
Why is this problem significant?

·
Why do you want to submit a proposal on this topic?

Purpose of the Proposed Topic:
(2 marks)

·
Is the research proposal exploring, explaining or describing a phenomenon?

·
Is it done to explore, explain or describe a gap in practice?

Objective of the Proposed Topic:
(2 marks)

·
What do you hope your research will achieve?

·
Why you are pursuing it?

Guiding Question/Hypothesis:
(1 mark)

·
Identify and state what overarching research question you are trying to answer (qualitative). Or what hypothesis you are examining (quantitative).

Literature Review: _______/
20

·
Research other studies, articles, journal entries, etc. about the proposed topic.

·
Identify no less than 12 sources that provide information to support your research interest/hypothesis and properly cite them throughout your document.

·
After you identify your sources, you will provide a comprehensive analysis of your sources in showing how the sources connect to your research proposal topic.

·
Ensure that your literature review is organized into headings related to what you think are important areas surrounding your proposed topic.

Methods: (Each section is about a paragraph or two in length.) ______/
22

Research Design Type:
(3 marks)

·
Is this qualitative or quantitative design?

·
What is the justification for the type?

Research Site:
(3 marks)

·
Description of the location/context.

·
What is the rationale for choosing location/context?

Key Operational Terms:
(2 marks)

·
What are some definition of terms governing the proposed research?

·
Definitions with sources.

Participants/Subjects: (
5 marks)

·
Sampling technique and justification.

·
Description of who is going to participate in your study (e.g. sex, age, etc).

·
What is the reasoning behind choosing these specific participants?

·
What is the demographic information of your participants?

Procedures: (execution of experiment)
(5 marks)

·
How will you conduct your research study?

·
Data gathering instruments with justification.

·
Protocol in collecting data (ethical considerations).

Data Analysis: (Draft)
(3 marks)

·
How will you analyze your hypothetical data?

·
Explain how you will effectively organize your potential results.

Limitations:
(2 marks)

· What are some issues/problems that your research proposal might have?

References ___/6 marks

· Correct APA reference page

Final Paper (Main Headings – Introduction, Literature Review, Methods, References)

Total 60 Marks


RESEARCH METHODOLOGY PRESENTATION (20%)


Presentation should be no longer than 10 minutes. PowerPoint medium is highly recommended.


Presentation Grading Scheme:

5. Excellent
4. Above Average
3. Average
2. Fair
1. Poor

Name of Presenter:

Date:

Proposed Topic:

Assessor:

EVALUATION ITEMS

5.

4.

3.

2.

1.

A.
MESSAGE













i.
Effective introduction (makes purpose clear, statement of problem, guiding question)











ii.
Literature Review (properly articulating sources used and how they connect to Proposed Topic)











iii.
Methods (outlining method to be used, data collecting instruments and why, sampling, descriptions of participants)











iv.
Data Analysis (outlining rationale behind data analysis methods, examples of data collecting analysis)











v.
Effective use of PowerPoint













TOTAL: 25 ( )











B.
VOICE / LANGUAGE USE













i.
Volume / Pronunciation

ii.
Grammatical correctness/ Diction

iii.
Effective transitions













TOTAL: 15 ( )























TOTAL MARKS: 40 ( )











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