Research Project

Course Objectives

At the end of the course student should be able to:

  • Identify problem(s) of the study and to develop the study based on the problems identified.
  • Communicate the report in accordance with the academic write-up standard.
  • Use, experience and develop the academic knowledge gain from the project study.
  • Identify and determine the problem objectively, analytically and critically, besides solving the problem(s) systematically.
  • Work independently on the research study to use appropriate method to solve the research problem(s).
  • Communicate the outcomes in a form of standardized academic write-up format.
  • Use appropriate computer software packages in analyzing and preparing the report write-up.
  • Apply and develop academic knowledge gain from the course and to gains as much experience as possible in running the study.

Course Content

Introduction

  • Background of the study
  • Must be supported by valid evidence
  • 1.1 Problem Statements:
    - Problem situation
    - Problem statement in general
    - Problem statement in specific
    (What is the problem that result to the study)
  • 1.2 The aims of the study
  • 1.3 Research objectives
  • 1.4 Scope of the study
  • 1.5 Limitation of the study
  • 1.6 Significance of the study

Research Methodology

  • Research Design:
    - Pre-test
    - Data Collection
    - Data Analysis
  • Rujukan:
    Refer to “thesis write-up” format
    - Textbooks (10-15)
    - Journals (20-40)
    - Magazines, Newspaper, etc

Data Analysis and Findings

  • Analyzing data using SPSS 11.0 software package
  • Identify what to be tested and what test to be conducted i.e. Chi-Square, Cross-tabulation etc
  • Shows results in tabulation, charts or other graphical tools
  • To discuss the findings critically

Conclusions and Recommendations

  • Discuss the findings further by providing conclusions of the study
  • To provide solution or recommendations to the problem(s) identified in the study

Recommended Text:

Book Title -: Business Research Methods (11th Ed.)
Author/s -: Cooper, DR & Schindler, PS.
Publisher -: New York : McGraw-Hill.(2010)

Book Title -: Research methods for Business Students (5th Ed.)
Author/s -: Saunders, M.
Publisher -: Harlow : Pearson Education (2012)

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