A research project is a piece of work in which you investigate a topical business/management issue or problem associated with your programme of study. Within the project you collect, analyse and evaluate relevant information, draw conclusions based on your findings and make appropriate recommendations.
Your project can take the form of:
A workplace or organisation-based project
Other primary research project
Secondary research project.
Timeline for your project
Writing your project report can be quite daunting - it's probably the longest piece of work you have tackled.
Break your project down into a list of tasks and plan backwards from your deadline to fit them all in.
Set aside time each day or week to work on your project.
Give yourself a specific task to complete during that time.
Nothing ever goes to plan so build in some slippage time for catching up.
Could you or anyone else be harmed by your project?
Talk to your supervisor about how the University's ethics policy applies to your project.
informed consent of participants
safety of participants
confidentiality of participants
An ethics release form must be submitted with your project outline. For more details see the University's policy
Role of the supervisor
Making the best use of your supervisor is one of the key aspects of achieving a successful project.
3 key points to remember if you want to get the most out of your supervisor