RES 800 Business Research Proposal

Subject Title 	Research Methods
Subject Code 	RES 800
Assessment Title Business Research Proposal
Assessment type Individual
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Learning Outcome/s

  • Analyse ethical issues and considerations and their relevance in applied business research.
  • Apply research theories and methodologies to assist in developing a business research proposal.
  • Succinctly communicate arguments that reflect a synthesis of literature and business research concepts.
  • Utilise critical thinking to analyse managerial problems and formulate relevant research questions and research design.
  • Apply advanced understanding and skills in qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis and interpretation.

Format / Layout of Assessment

(details of what to include) (cross the appropriate check boxes)


ICMS Cover Page

Table of Contents

Synopsis / Executive Summary

Introduction Findings



Reference List



ICMS Cover Page






Reference List


Oral Presentation:

Paper submission

PowerPoint submission

Peer review (group presentation)

Reference List


(outline specific details here – use check boxes)

Assessment instructions

(clear, succinct, without repetition)

In this assignment, students need to:

Submit a 3000-word Business Research Proposal which includes their research objective, questions, literature review, research methods (sample, sampling, instrumentation, data collection and analysis), and the proposed timeline.

The Business Research Proposal needs to demonstrate students' advanced understanding of research theories and methodologies and their synthesis of the literature in the field to develop original contributions and suggest specific recommendations for improvement.

Please pay attention to notes below:

All reports are to be submitted to Turnitin at week 14

You will be expected to have consulted books, at least 15 relevant recent academic journal articles, conference proceedings, theses, dissertations, market reports and so on to prepare the report from quality sources listed in scholarly databases

Use proper in-text citations and referencing

Do not plagiarize

For style you need to use follow carefully the style guide document on the Moodle.

Readings for the assessment (instructions where they can be found e.g. MyAthens database,

Moodle etc.)

Lecture notes (Moodle)

Recommended textbooks in the unit outline

Prescribed articles available on MyAthens database

Grading Criteria / Rubric

The following criteria will be used to assess this assignment:

Structure of the essay, clear headings and sub headings.

Clarity, consistency and conceptual accuracy of arguments in the literature review and problem statement.

Clear and easy to understand explanations for data collection and analysis.

Accurate and well-argued justifications for the choice of sampling methods and analytical approach in line with research problem and questions.

Logical flow for the literature review.

Complete and accurate in-text citation and referencing.

Peer Review Evaluation (group work – optional)