Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements
You are required to prepare the research project report that describes and justifies the
decisions you have made for your proposed research design, data collection methods, sample
selection, ethical considerations and data analysis techniques that are relevant to the research
proposal that you have selected. These components will be informed substantially by your
literature review in Assignment 2. This research project involves the development of a
Qualtrics survey which you need to design and include whether you choose to develop a
qualitative, quantitative, or mixed method of survey and/or interview questions.
Your final research proposal should address the following criteria (and use these headings in
your Research Project Report):
i. Problem statement and research objectives – state your problem statement and research
objectives at the start of your final research report so your lecturer can refer to these when
reviewing your proposal.
ii. Research design – explain and justify the methodological approach you propose to guide
your research proposal.
iii. Data collection methods – explain and justify the methods you propose to address your
problem statement and what data management tools you would use (e.g. Qualtrics, Excel).
iv. Qualtrics survey – design and include your Qualtrics survey and/or interview format and
explain and justify the questions and style of questions you use with respect to collecting
appropriate data to address your objectives.
v. Sample selection – explain and justify the sample selection process relevant to your
vi. Ethical considerations – explain how you would consider the ethical issues associated
with the research proposal.
vii. Data analysis techniques – explain and justify how you would propose to analyse the data
collected, including the analysis performed by Qualtrics and discuss the format that
Qualtrics data may be presented in (e.g. tables, bar graphs etc.).
viii. Reference list – provide a reference list (Harvard) for any reference sources you use to
justify your final research proposal.
ix. TurnItIn – attach a copy of your Turnitin Orginality Report for this assignment.
Research design 15%
Data collection methods 20%
Qualtrics survey 15%
Sample selection 10%
Ethical considerations 10%
Proposed data analysis techniques 20%
Reference list 2%
Presentation and clarity of report 8%