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PROJECT PROPOSAL FORM INSTRUCTIONS-伍尔弗汉普顿大学项目开题表格式说明书

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Topic registration and Proposal文章的主题注册和建议:需要先按上传文件的格式写一份200-250字的Topic registration 和2000字左右的proposal.
PROJECT PROPOSAL FORM INSTRUCTIONS
 
Remove this page before submitting your Proposal Template.  These instructions will help your proposal to look organized, well-thought-out, and orderly.
 
Remember the key rules about Harvard citation style and presentation:  
(a) All fonts must be 12 (either Arial or Times New Roman are preferred); 
(b) All text must be left-justified (meaning you cannot have a straight right margin); 
(c) All references are to be in Harvard citation format (use the UWLV web site as your primary resource for determining proper form); 
(d) References are never indented or right-justified.
 
Do not add or change categories in this template.  Your proposal must match this template precisely. Proposal not using this template will be returned.
Present yourself as totally unbiased in all your writings and remember to write in the third person.  
 
RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSAL FORM 
 
This template is to be used to outline your proposed research project study: no other formats will be accepted. This form is due to be completed, saved and uploaded via uploaded to WOLF by the due date for your cohort.
 
This proposal should not exceed 5-6 pages in length, including references; extensive background information is not required.
 
Wording in red is included either for purely illustrative purposes (i.e. to help you think about your own choice of words) or offering guidance). You should delete or overwrite these guidelines with your own words, and change the font from red to black.
 
 
Student Name:
Student ID:
Provisional Topic Title:
 
Proposal structurally approved by workshop tutor: Yes/No
(Your workshop tutor needs to check that you had done sufficient work on the proposal and that it is of “fit state” to be forwarded to your supervisor)
 
1. Aims/objectives/Research Questions:
Provide a brief introduction/context to your topic, state your aims, objectives and research questions (350-400 words)
 
2. Methodology:
Explain how you are going to answer your research questions i.e. explain your methodology and methods (300-400 words)
 
3. Brief Literature Review:
Explain how your work fits into existing published work. Do this by locating and critically reviewing about 10-12 sources of information (references) connected to the work you propose to do and show how your research aims/questions intend to fill any gap or extend knowledge. Refer to your research methods module and compare and contrast this information with what you intend to do and with your research approach. Approximately 8-10 of these references must be academic publications, from refereed journals which will be found in our online databases such as Ebsco. Do not use books in this section. Refer to examples in the workshops. (500-750 words) 
 
4. Resources you need/Access to primary and secondary data:
Explain what resources you will need, what resources you have access to, and what access have you secured for the primary data (200-300 words)
 
5. Project Schedule
Use the template below and fill in the due dates so that you and your supervisor can map out your journey. Allocate 4-6 weeks each for stages 1 and 3. The final draft must be given to your supervisor one month prior to the submission date. You are encouraged to meet with your supervisor after feedback at stages 1 and 3, and possibly stage 5.
 
 
Steps Description Due date
1 Week -1-2: Area of interest identified
2 Weeks 3-4: Topic selected/form submitted
3 Weeks 4-5: Topic refined to develop dissertation proposal
4 Weeks 5-8: Proposal written and submitted
5 Stage 1: Chapters 1-3 completed
6 Stage 2: Collection of data and information
7 Stage 3: Chap 4 (Results, Analysis and Discussion and Chapter 5 (Conclusions, Implications and recommendations)
8 Stage 4: Writing up
9 Stage 5: Final project draft prepared
10 Submission of Project
 
 
References
Please make sure you only include sources you have cited above and that each source fully complies with Harvard referencing requirements. The references should include 8-10 journal sources.
 
 
RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSAL
EVALUATION GRID/FEEDBACK SHEET
Student to fill in personal details below and having read the ethical guidelines, confirm project is category A (below) and upload along with the proposal form.
 
Student last name:      
Student first name(s): 
Student no:                 
Supervisor:                 
 
      First submission       Resubmission    
 
 
Evaluation
(As per ticked Box)
 
Summary Feedback
 (Check overleaf for possible further comment)
 
Excellent: 
Approved to proceed
Compelling proposal, persuasively outlining a well thought through, feasible and relevant research study. 
 
Very Good: 
Approved to proceed
Clear and specific about research question, project design and research methods. These three elements are shown to be well co-ordinated.
 
Good: 
Approved to proceed
 
Well-defined research question. Sensible project design and clear plans for conducting the research. 
 
Competent: 
Approved to proceed
Clear research question. Explicit ideas on design and methods but there are some issues about the fit between question, design and methods.
 
Borderline: 
Improvement required; resubmit to supervisor;
not yet approved. 
Identifies an interesting topic, but the research question is very broad and the details of the project are hazy.
Arrange meeting with Supervisor a.s.a.p.
 
Unsatisfactory: 
Major improvement required; resubmit to supervisor; not yet approved to proceed.
The focus, purpose and method of the project are not made clear to the reader.
Arrange meeting with Supervisor a.s.a.p.
Supervisor Feedback
 
In addition to the standardised feedback given on page one, and to comment and advice that will be given in supervision meetings, Supervisors may choose to use the space below to offer more detailed comments on the overall proposal and/or to suggest specific ways in which the proposal should/could be improved to strengthen the foundations for the intended study.
 
 
Supervisor Signature: ___________________________________
Name (Please print) ___________________________________
Date: ______________________