These are clear statements that explain how you will meet your research aim and/or address the research question you have established.
Objectives can be built using the following wording: What is a literature review?
Dissertation comes from the Latin word ‘dissertare’ = ‘to debate’.
Therefore your dissertation should include an examination of the subject from a number of different viewpoints.
Research proposals are also used to correctly match you with an appropriate supervisor/supervision team.
If you are interested in the work of a specific potential supervisor, and especially if you have already discussed your proposed project with this person, be sure to make reference to this in your proposal.A research question should be specific and narrowly-focussed to a context eg a type of organisation (SME, third sector organisation, supermarket, national park, etc); a sector (telecommunications, voluntary sector, retail ; a social group that meet specific criteria eg demographic, gender or experience; a geographical area).Because a research question is focussed on a specific context, the answer to the question is not in the published research literature: the research question you develop will be answered in your dissertation by analysing data that you collect.The type of data that you collect depends on what you want to find out The type of data you need depends on your research question.Most students doing research for a business or marketing topic are encouraged not to analyse only secondary data, but also to gather and analyse primary data.In addition to the information research skills which you develop as you progress through your programme, UG honours students and PG students are required to develop and carry out a small-scale piece of research as part of their degree programme.For undergraduate students, the research process starts either in Semester B of L3 or in semester A of L4, depending on how your programme is structured.Media research often involves analysis of media content.In identifying a research question, access is possibly the most important consideration.All research proposals for dissertations have a similar structure, although the terminology relating to sections within the proposal may vary.The word count also varies – check your module handbook for a detailed description of what is required and the wordcount for each section.