Project Proposal


You are required to write a Project Proposal, which no longer than 2,500 words in length.
You will need to include: proposed title, aims and objectives, literature and other sources, methodology, analysis techniques and points for discussion.


Specifically, you will need to provide information on the following:

Project Supervisor:
Project Title:

1) Focus for the project and rationale (10%)
(i.e., What is the project about and why is it worth researching this topic)
2) Background information (10%)
(i.e., Review here any existing published work that relates to this topic. In doing so identify why your proposed research still needs to be carried out)
3) Provisional overall aim of the project (10%)
(i.e., what is the aim for the overall outcome of this piece of research)
4) Specific research objectives (10%)
(i.e., what series of detailed objectives will be fulfilled to ensure that the overall aim is achieved)
5) Research methods to be used (20%)
(i.e., How will you obtain and analyse information in order to gain research data? Where will you find the background information on this subject? Is the collection and analysis of new date / information required? How will the data / information be collected? Interviews/questionnaires etc?).
6) Possible conclusions that may be reached (10%)
(i.e., Do you have any thoughts yet as to what the results might show?).
7) Structure of the dissertation (maximum nine chapter headings) (10%)
(i.e., Provide here a chapter outline for your proposed final dissertation).
8) Work Schedule (10%)
(Provide details here of a timescale and plan of action for your project)
9) Risks / Contingencies (10%)
(i.e., any assumptions you are relying on for the successful completion of the project. Identify any risks to the successful completion of the project and how they might be reduced. List contingency plans in the event of problems).
Assessment 2: Dissertation/Independent Project
75% of Unit award

You are required to produce a Dissertation or Independent Project as explained in the unit Hand Book.

The research project produced must conform to the following format:

1. Aim & Objectives, Methodology (10%)

2. Literature Review (20%)

3. Data Collection (25%)

4. Analysis and Discussion (25%)

5. Conclusions (10%)

6. Presentation (10%)
Learning outcomes:

As defined in the unit description but broadly on successful completion of this assignment, students will be expected, at threshold level, to be able to:

Appraise and evaluate key research tools and techniques.

Organise library searches effectively

Assemble a viable research methodology

Consider ethical implications

Analyse and synthesise data

Organise and plan work independently and draw valid conclusions.

Reading / References:

As per literature review.

Assessment Structure
Coursework – 100%

Unit Assessment
25% – Research Project Proposal
75% – Dissertation or Independent Project

= 100% coursework

NB Written assignments must be submitted to the School Office on the date stated. If there is a problems with a submission date you must contact the School Manager before the due date.

IMPORTANT: You are reminded that this is an individual assignment and all work submitted should be your own. Where you have used information from other published sources, this should be properly acknowledged in your work using the APAv6 referencing system.

University Definition of Plagiarism
Plagiarism is “the incorporation by a student in work for assessment of material which is not their own, in the sense that all or a substantial part of the work has been copied without any adequate attempt at attribution, or has been incorporated as if it were the student’s own when in fact it is wholly or substantially the work of another person or persons”.

Unit Co-ordinator:

Project proposal

Please note that I need a project proposal following the below points:
the nature of the project
the source of information you plan to use
the most important concepts and techniques to be applied.
The project that I need to present later is to apply the concepts and techniques of the module to the development of a detailed proposal for a performance management system for an organization I know well. you will need to choose one that publishes enough information about itself on the Web for you to be able to use it as a basis for the project.
In addition please note below the most important concepts of the module so you can have a better understanding on the module :
the Role and Context of performance management
The performance management process
Relationship to strategic planning
Defining and measuring performance
Designing and implementing a performance management system

Method Section of the Research Proposal

Write an essay (750 words) using the following as a guide:
1.Describe in detail the study design of the proposed study.
2.Include a section, listing and explaining different types of methodologies and appropriate situations in which to use each one. Ensure that a methodology is selected. Provide an explanation of the theory of the methodology and explain why it was selected above other methodologies that exist. Why is the methodology selected better than other methodologies for your particular study?
3.Describe data collection procedure in detail, including sample and instruments.
4.Describe planned data analyses that are appropriate for the type of data collected.

Cite at least two new references or two from those cited in the literature review.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

research proposal 2000 words 10day

John Dinwoodie / Mark Bennett. This work is worth 40% of your module mark.
DEADLINE DATE: 8 DECEMBER 2015, 1200 (return 26.1.16 or as soon as delays
due to extenuating circumstances permit)
MODULE TITLE: Research Skills for International Business
The exercise aims to enhance your ability to:
 Identify, interpret and evaluate relevant sources of data (- you will use these skills
in your specialist modules).
 Plan and communicate a research methodology.
– submit ONE WORD FILE using MOODLE.
– This file is a research proposal for a project which investigates ONE
research issue in ANY field related to your award.
Your research proposal should include:
2. a 500 word statement of the academic background to your research problem
based on a review of at least FIVE relevant ACADEMIC JOURNAL articles
3. ONE research question, and THREE research objectives (100 words)
4. a 700 word critique of the usefulness for your proposal, of the sources of data
and quantitative methods of analysing them reported in at least FIVE relevant
published works (they will probably differ from (2)). Each work must be fully
referenced (no word limit).
5. 4. a statement (700 words) of a methodology (qualitative, quantitative or mixed)
which YOU would propose to address your research problem. This should
include examples and a proposed work timetable (e.g. a Gantt chart – not word
limited), but DO NOT ATTEMPT TO systematically COLLECT ANY PRIMARY
OR SECONDARY DATA at this stage
The following criteria will be used to assess your work:
Marker feedback: Assessment criteria: E VG G S RI
Key: Excellent, Very Good, Good, Satisfactory, Requires Improvement,
Understanding of research processes
Is the problem stated clearly in terms of concepts
and theoretical issues?
Are the research question and objectives precise
and appropriate?
Evaluation of relevant sources
Are relevant sources of data identified, referenced
and interpreted?
Are quantitative methods of study selected, justified
and evaluated?
Planning and communication
Is the planning and communication of methods
proposed relevant, feasible and critiqued?
Is the presentation (including a Gantt chart) realistic
and clear?

Research Proposal

Topic #81516226 “Globalization vs Localization

Research Methodology Primary Research
1 Population and Sampling 2. Instrumentation
3. Pilot & Pre-testing Procedure
4. Secondary Research
. Data Collection and Analysis
use only provided sources

Project Proposal

Assignment 2: Project report
This assignment, submitted in three parts, requires you to develop a full project plan. The
submitted plan would allow the project to be implemented at some future point. The project
topic may be any idea that you considered suited for project management. The project reports
are expected to be completed in a professional and business-like manner (i.e., what you’d be
expected to do in the workplace). THIS ASSIGNMENT IS NOT AN ACADEMIC ESSAY.
The learning program and unit/course coordinator announcements will assist you to develop a
suitable topic.
The assignment consists of three parts:
1. Project proposal – end week 3 – contributes no marks but must be approved by unit
2. Project interim report – end week 9 (the end of mid semester break)– contributes 20%
3. Project final report – end week 12 – contributes 20%
The updated interim report should be included with the final report. Detail of each
assessment component is provided below.
The marking guide for this assignment is included at the end of this document.
For each assessment part, you’ll need to complete the cover sheet declaration links to access
submission boxes.
MGG/GC2700 Project Management for Small to Medium Enterprises
1. Project proposal
The project proposal presents your idea for a project in straight forward terms.
Length: 500 words maximum
Format: Open
Value: 0% – But this proposal be approved before interim and final reports may be
Specifically, in no more than 500 words state:
1. The title, nature and scope of the project to be undertaken
2. A brief summary of the resources and personnel required for the project, were it
3. The relationship of the project to you (e.g., whether it is connected with your work,
leisure activities, community interests and so on)
4. The general project aims
5. One example of a project objective and a method used to support project selection
(preliminary at this stage)
6. The benefits that you expect to receive from undertaking the report and the
stakeholders who would benefit, were the project implemented.
The proposal development is not intended to be an onerous task. You should nevertheless
spend time thinking about a suitable idea. Words underlined above are key elements.
Project proposals without a title for the project will not be approved.
If the proposal is not approved then you will be required to revise and resubmit.
If the project changes substantially following proposal approval then please email the
unit/course coordinator with a new proposal.
MGG/GC2700 Project Management for Small to Medium Enterprises
Assignment 2: Interim report
The interim report provides the essential information for project planning. Quality interim
reports result normally in quality final reports. Information in the final report is
contingent upon elements included in the interim report.
Length: 2000 words maximum (no minimum) – excluding appendices and reference lists (if
Format: Professional business style report
Value: 20% towards final assessment
You are required to create and plan a suitable project for potential implementation (e.g.,
following the completion of this unit/course). The project may be connected to your
workplace, leisure activities, community interests and so on. Where possible, the project
should focus on a real world problem that you wish to address. The project scope must be
large enough to require a project team of at least one full time person for a minimum of three
months (or equivalent part time). The budget for the project should exceed $3000.
Note that the project presented must not be one that is already in existence or that has been
planned fully – the assignment requires you to devise, plan and assess a potential project,
rather than report a project already planned, assessed, approved and perhaps even
Past students submitting projects sourced from the Internet or elsewhere have received zero
for this assessment.
If you have any doubt or questions about this then please contact the unit/course
MGG/GC2700 Project Management for Small to Medium Enterprises
You may use any project management methods that you consider suitable (within the plan).
At the minimum, the interim should include the following elements:
1. A project title and brief description and rationale for the project, in plain English;
2. Application of a project selection model (updated from the proposal) justifying the
project’s implementation (i.e., preliminary feasibility study);
3. Preliminary risk assessment;
4. The project scope including project objectives and detailed work breakdown structure;
5. Costs estimates for project resources. These estimates should be used to present a
project budget;
6. A time schedule for project activities within a network. This should include all major
activities and identify the critical path and any slack. Project resources may be
allocated within this schedule. Note that you may wish to use a Project Management
Information System (PMIS) system to assist here;
The interim report should be submitted in a report format including table of contents, section
headings, and an acceptable standard of presentation. Remember, this is an applied business
style report – the focus is on planning. This assignment is not an academically orientated
critique of information. Therefore, academic references may not be required nor
necessarily expected.
Assessment basis: The interim report requires that you demonstrate the ability to apply and/
or make use of project management principles, concepts, techniques and tools in planning a
project. This forms the basis of assessment rather than the utility, value, feasibility, or validity
of the actual project.
MGG/GC2700 Project Management for Small to Medium Enterprises
Assignment 2: Final report
The final report builds on the interim report to provide the essential information for project
implementation. An updated interim report should be submitted as the first section of the
final report. Elements in the interim report should be distinguished clearly from elements
required for the final report.
Length: Excluding elements from the interim report: 2000 words maximum (no
minimum) excluding appendices and reference lists (where provided)
Format: Professional business style report
Value: 20% towards final assessment
Note: Together with the updated interim report, the final report provides a complete project
In addition to the six elements in the interim report, the final report must provide:
7. A costed strategy and rationale to shorten the required project time by 20 percent;
8. A quality management system and a quality control system (separate or combined);
9. The steps or activities undertaken to ensure superior project team performance;
10. A monitoring and evaluation system linked to the project schedule;
11. Expected closure conditions and steps required to close the project;
12. A full risk management plan acknowledging potential obstacles to project success
linked to the project lifecycle (note: This may be combined with element 3 above)
13. Clear and succinct recommendations for the project – to guide project implementation
– linked explicitly or implicitly to previous information contained in the report.
MGG/GC2700 Project Management for Small to Medium Enterprises
Project Management for Small to Medium Enterprises – General marking guide
Note: These are general guidelines for the interim and final reports. The primary focus of the
marker is:
1. Were each of the required elements addressed? How clearly was this information
2. Has the student demonstrated the capacity to apply and use project management
principles, concepts, techniques and tools for each of the required elements?
3. Is this report of an adequate standard to judge the value and utility (e.g., likely
success) of the project (and if not is this evaluation part of the project schedule)?
4. Is the report complete and consistent and so the final report, linked to the interim
report, comprises a complete guide for the project from start to finish?
Interim report:
Required element: HD level – general expectations
1. Description and
The project (plus outcome if applicable) easily understood by someone reasonably
familiar in the general topic area. Rationale, outcomes and general processes or
planning steps are apparent. The project has a title.
2. Feasibility study The method used is appropriate to the project and intended outcomes. Project
justified quantitatively in the form of cost-benefit analysis based on estimated
figures with acceptable validity or verification. Non financial criteria will provide
basis/ rationale and procedure. Clear determination linked from the analysis.
3. Preliminary risk
Key obstacles to success identified linked logically to project outcomes.
4. Objectives &
Objectives clear, measurable (or verifiable) and time bound. WBS captures major
elements of the project; a diagram, table or MS project included. Criteria specified
for WBS packages (i.e., Work; time required; cost; resource requirements;
responsible person; monitoring method and timing.)
5. Cost estimates Detailed and verified (or information base) cost estimates in budget form.
Summary cost information provided.
6. Time schedule Major activities linked in a schedule plan. Critical path and management of slack
identified, analysed and discussed in relation to the project. May include resource
allocation, schedule analysis and constraint management.
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Final report
Interim report Interim report updated and distinguished from final report elements
7. Costed time
reduction strategy
Strategy identified and justified. Identification of resource and other implications.
Network indicating changes to slack time on non-critical paths.
8. Quality
Quality (for project and outcomes) identified and defined. System specified to
ensure project meets specified level of quality for relevant activities.
9. Steps in team
Clear and detailed plan for effective or superior team development and
10. Monitoring and
evaluation system
Explanation of control system and procedure linked to time, cost and quality
measures or outcomes. Responsibilities and timing described. May link to other
report sections (e.g., objectives, quality or closure).
11. Closure
conditions and form
Optimal method for completing the project with rationale based on the anticipated
close-out conditions. Activities, processes or outputs (e.g., reports and audits)
specified. Link to project objectives clear.
12. Full risk
management plan
Clear management plan for dealing with project risks with respect to likelihood
and consequence linked to the project schedule.
Recommendations Linked to report. Specification of next steps required.
Information in plan
beyond core
Contingent or peripheral to, but informs, the project. May be included as
Presentation Clearly written and presented in professional manner. Table of contents and
executive summary may be included.

mass incarceration


1. Paper should be 20 pages in length apa style, not including title page, abstract, appendices, or reference page.
2. Organization-The paper must include the seven major sections.

The paper will be graded based upon four criteria: mechanical execution, organization, sources, and content. Each criterion is discussed below at length.
Mechanical Execution
Mechanical execution of the paper is characterized by, but not limited to Papers should be approximately 20 pages in length, not including the title page, abstract, appendices, or reference page.
All papers must be Double spaced; 1″ top, bottom, and side margins; pages numbered. 12 point fonts of a standard type (i.e. CG Times, Times New Roman, Arial, etc.).
Proper punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Look for run on and incomplete sentences.
The paper must include a title page and a one-­‐paragraph abstract that summarizes your proposed project. This abstract should come after the title page and before the body of the paper. Begin the body of the paper on a new page.
The paper must include at least the following seven major sections.

States the problem that you are proposing to examine and describe why this issue is important. Make sure you are using prior research to support why your topic is important
Review and critique the prior research that has been done for your topic. What were the findings of these studies? What were the strengths and weaknesses of what other researchers have done? Conclude with a paragraph or two describing how your research will improve upon prior studies or will add to the body of knowledge relating to your topic.
Based on the prior research you have reviewed, what research question(s) will you answer and what are your expected findings.
How do you propose to test your research question(s)? Discuss your unit of analysis, sampling, and the source(s) of your data. How will you operationalize your research question(s)? If you want to use a survey or conduct interviews, develop a basic instrument (include this as an appendix); describe how specific items will help you to acquire the information needed to test your hypothesis. If you want to analyze existing data, describe the variables you would use and why they are important.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of your proposed methodology? What issues must you be aware of? What are the limitations of your study and its results? Why is your methodology better than other methods that might be used? What ethical challenges might arise in your project and how those dilemmas?
In a few paragraphs, defend your research proposal. Why will your findings be of value? How will they help you to test your hypothesis?
A one or two paragraph summary describing why your study would be important and how it will help in solving the problem.
Each paper must also include a reference page. References should always be listed on a separate page from the text of the paper.
Research papers should always provide proper citations of quality source material. You must use at least 20 sources in your paper; each source must be cited at least once in the body of your paper.
Because this is a research paper, avoid offering your own opinions on the topic. Your arguments should generally be supported by the research you are citing. All sources listed on your Reference page must be cited in American Psychological Association format. Within the body of your paper you must always provide proper citations under the following circumstances: whenever you discuss an idea that you obtained from someone else’s writings; whenever you summarize the work of someone else; or, whenever you take a direct quote from one of your sources. Avoid paraphrasing (simply shuffling around someone else’s words); use your own words and organization in your writing. Papers with extensive paraphrasing will be heavily penalized. If you take a direct quote from a source, you must use quotation marks and provide a citation, including the page number(s). Failure to use proper citations may violate the Student Conduct Code and may result in a student receiving a significant grade reduction (up to a failing course grade). At least
Content: The majority of your grade will be dependent upon the actual content; the paper must be objective and organized in a readable and logical manner.
The research topic is Mass Incarceration. I need a research proposal..

Evidence Based Project Proposal: Adolescent and obesity.

Criteria for scholarly EBP project proposal
This week you will complete your written paper and PowerPoint presentation. The abstract needs to be written. The abstract is a very succinct summary of your project that is written after the paper is complete. Include the following:
• A summary of the practice issue and need for the study
• The intervention
• Methods: Briefly summarize the entire methods section.
• Expected results: Since the project was not implemented, you cannot discuss the results in detail, the practice implications, or need for additional study. These items are typically included in an abstract.

Criteria for scholarly EBP project proposal
This final paper is the culmination of this scholarly activity. All papers must be written using APA format and a professional writing style. The proposal should include the following sections and content.
Part 1 – Introduction –
• Introduction
o Practice issue
o Summarize the practice issue in need of change providing background information about the organization (setting) and the perceived significance and severity of the problem
o Describe the specific aims of the project – what improved outcomes do you hope to achieve
• PICOT question – State your question in PICOT format, labeling each part with P-I-C-O-T in parentheses
• Significance – what is the significance of the issue in terms of poor outcomes, cost, etc.
Part 2 – Evidence review and synthesis
• List the names of the databases you searched and if limited to a span of time, i.e., less than 5 years old
• Summarize “keeper” studies
• Summarize the synthesis of the body of evidence
Part 3 – Purpose of the project
• Purpose of the project – include intervention
• Theoretical framework
• Clinical questions
Part 4 – Methods
• Study design
• Setting/sample
• Confidentiality
• Procedure/intervention
• Aligning stakeholders
• Instruments/scales and measurement of outcomes
• Data collection
Part 5 – Data analysis
• Outcomes to be analyzed and how they will be analyzed
• Outcomes expected (hypothesized)
PART B: Poster and/ PowerPoint Presentation
Students will present a summary of their project using Microsoft PowerPoint.
• Online campus students will include speaker notes in their PowerPoint slides and will defend their presentation in a discussion board.
• Assemble the presentation to present all required criteria sections of the EBP project.
• Quality of presentation is professional and provides evidence of graduate level scholarship.
Submit your paper and PowerPoint presentation assignments to the W10: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Thursday, November 19, 2015.
Criteria for EBP Project Proposal Paper Maximum Points
Abstract 15
Introduction 30
Evidence review and synthesis 60
Purpose of the project 25
Methods 40
Data analysis 50
Appendices: Evaluation and Synthesis tables 20
Paper demonstrates graduate level writing skills and scholarship 30
EBP Oral/Poster Presentation
Presentation content and quality is consistent with graduate work 30
Total: 300

The family role in contributing to and managing youth violence

A secondary research proposal which is an integral of my independent project

The first part consists of:
(a) a write up of the research proposal which sets out the aims and objectives of the study; the areas of literature consulted/to be consulted; the methodology adopted and a discussion of the ethical and feasibility issues involved where appropriate; and
(b) an action plan in the form of a timetable. (500 words).

You should describe:
• what it is you intend to research
• how your proposal contributes to the existing knowledge base
• how you intend to conduct the research (methodology)
• what are the ethical issues of your research
• an action plan in the form of a timetable setting out the stages of your research.
Be realistic, and factor in your other assignment commitments and when you have space to focus on your project. And stick to it!

The second part is a reflective exercise which requires you:
(a) to demonstrate awareness of the key characteristics of the different theoretical perspective(s) which you might adopt for your chosen topic;
(b) to select the most suitable perspective(s), in relation both to the topic and to your personal values; and
(c) to identify the research method(s) – the data collecting instruments – most appropriate to the selected perspective(s). (1,000 words)

Research is driven by a range of theories and an understanding of how this will help you to research, write-up and deliver the written dissertation. Much of the secondary material you will be researching contains a theoretical base and having an understanding of what has guided the writer will help you to analyse the material. Thus, you are asked to describe the theoretical perspective(s) that underpin research and how that knowledge might help you to formulate your research question and carry out your research. From this stage we can move into research methods and how they combine with the perspective(s) to provide a logical framework. Thus, the second part of the assignment asks you to:
• Offer a brief overview of the key theories in social research in your topic area
• Choose 1 theoretical perspective(s) appropriate for your research & values, and
• Demonstrate how your choice of research methods is compatible with your selected perspective(s).
Materials-UK able to asses, Peer-reviewed academic text and journals, e.g Keith Punch’s(2006) book. Developing Effective Research Proposals.
Page numbered, double spaced, word processed and word count.