Your submission is in three parts, all of which must be passed.
Proposal(Guideline length 1000 words)
containing the following
Rational and Context
Proposed Research Method(s)
Ethical and Access Issues
(Using the RDI form available from the module iLearn page)
Potential Value of Research
(single A4 sheet) Outline of the tasks you will
do and when you will do
A Gantt chart or similar is an appropriate way to do this.
Initial Literature Review (
This should cover the research topic, the method(s) you propose to use
information relevant to yo
ur topic, etc. Everything you do in your
supported by current literature.
Remember that a literature review is not just a reporting of
published material. It must contain a critical review of the material showing that you are
out current knowledge
and how it applies to your project
1. You should write this assignment as detailed above, in coherent and appropriate
English, complete with references in Harvard notation.
2. You may assume that the target read
er has a degree in Computing but no specific
knowledge of your area of study, so you must explain (supported by references) any
terminology that is not in general use in Computing. The reader also has no knowledge of
the particular problem or case study y
ou are trying to solve, so that must be explained as
3. No further guidance will be given on the exact structure, focus or content of the report.
This is a final year degree assessment and by this stage you are expected to be able to
put together a
report like this on your own. Indeed this is part of the assessment.
4. The guideline length for this assignment is 3000 words. Note that this is only a
guideline and at this level it is more important to cover the material appropriately than it is
hit a specific word count.
5. You are expected to use a range of credible sources to support your proposal. A
thorough search of both the Internet and available academic data bases will be required
and you will have to filter your sources appropriately.
6. The module tutor will answer questions via e
mail or the discussions forum for the
module. You are advised to submit a draft of your report for feedback and comments at
least a week before submission to allow you time to make any suggested changes.