– 7,500 words in total. Please ONLY complete the Chapters highlighted in GREEN
– Transcripts of the 10 interviews are also attached to complete Chapters 4 + 5.
– Please read Chapters 2 + 3 in order to complete the outstanding chapters efficiently.
– ALL REFERENCES TO USE ARE AT THE END OF THE ‘CRITICAL LITERATURE REVIEW’ DOCUMENT
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ABSTRACT (MAXIMUM 500 WORDS)
• To provide a synopsis of the concise nature and clear scope of the work undertaken. The main aspects of your finished research, that is, context, strategic issue, research questions, knowledge domain, research design, principal findings, and implications to management. A sharp synopsis suggests to the reader that the work is focused and that you have a good grasp of your accomplished work. This is a synopsis of your work, normally not more than 500 words long.
• State the main topic and aims of your research
• Describe the methods you used
• Summarise the main results
• State your conclusions
CHAPTER 1 – INTRODUCTION (500 words)
• demonstrate to the reader the relevance of your dissertation topic
• identify and describe specific research aims and objectives
• micro context, which starts from the bottom and describes particular aspects or themes of your own investigation and works up to (one or more) broader themes,
• macro context, which starts at the top with some broader themes and works down to some very specific items or areas of interest.
• why a particular aspect of a general topic area has been chosen
• what answers (knowledge) you hope to uncover
• how it is relevant and important.
• Establish your research topic, giving necessary background information to contextualise your work
• Narrow down the focus and define the scope of the research
• Discuss the state of existing research on the topic, showing your work’s relevance to a broader problem or debate
• Clearly state your objectives and research questions, and indicate how you will answer them
• Give an overview of your dissertation structure.
CHAPTER 2 – CRITICAL LITERATURE REVIEW
*Completed as per attached*
CHAPTER 3 – RESEARCH PROPOSAL
*Completed as per attached*
CHAPTER 4 – PRESENTATION + OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH RESULTS (3,000 WORDS)
• For this qualitative method – in-depth interviews, the presentation of the data will often be woven together with discussion and analysis.
• In the results section it can often be helpful to include tables, graphs and charts (if relevant).
• Think carefully about how best to present your data, and don’t include tables or figures that just repeat what you have written – they should provide extra information or usefully visualise the results in a way that adds value to your text.
• Present the data clearly
CHAPTER 5 – EVALUATION & INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS & THEIR IMPLICATIONS (3,000 WORDS)
• explore the meaning and implications of your results in relation to your research questions
• interpret the results critically and in detail, discussing whether they met your expectations and how well they fit with the framework that you built in earlier chapters.
• If any of the results were unexpected, offer explanations for why this might be.
• It’s a good idea to consider alternative interpretations of your data and discuss any limitations that might have influenced the results.
• The discussion should reference other scholarly work to show how your results fit with existing knowledge.
• You can also make recommendations for future research or practical action.
CHAPTER 6 – CONCLUSION (500 words)
• Main objectives – Simply restate the research question(s) and objectives introduced at the beginning of the report.
• Main findings – Describe the main findings only, in as precise and brief a manner as possible.
• Contribution – Simply state how your research report has contributed to your research area. And that’s it! No need to add more embellishments or create more contributions.
• What my research has contributed
• concisely answer the main research question, leaving the reader with a clear understanding of your central argument.
• a final reflection on what you did and how you did it.
• includes recommendations for research or practice.
• show how your findings contribute to knowledge in the field and why your research matters.
• What have you added to what was already known?