Thesis Proposal Sample

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Faculty of Business and Enterprise Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE)

Thesis Proposal Template
This is to be a word document that will be evaluated by the research committee of the Faculty of Business and Enterprise. It is recognised that under supervision, the candidate, within university policy guidelines, may change the scope and content of their research project. The proposal should cover/include the following components. 1) Title (up to 25 words) The title can be a working title in that it can be changed at a later date. It should convey the essence of the pr oposed work 2) Background (up to 4 pages) The background section should be a brief review of the extant research leading to the research question. It will
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8. What instruments will you use (eg discussion guidelines, questionnaires, coding frames) 9. What type of data will you collect (and why) (eg ratio, ordinal, categorical, interval if quantitative) (e.g., text, semiotics, paralanguage, interpretations, proxemics, kinesics, if qualitative) 10. What you need to do to collect this data (think this through before producing the instrument) 11. What method of data analysis will you use and why will you use that one 12. Ethical constraints and issues

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6) Significance of the research (up to1 page) This should be a statement (not more than one page) of why it is important to undertake this research, in terms of the field of study involved and anticipated benefits to the wider community. What is the potential of the research to produce knowledge for some useful application? This section is linked to the background. 7) Reference list and/or bibliography A list of references should be provided in an appropriate academic format such as Harvard or Author-Date. 8) Timetable (1 page) This section should include a consideration of the time frame required to conduct research (including formalising the proposed research with an academic supervisor), collect data, analyse the data and write up a thesis based on the outcomes of the research. Candidates should recognise that the expected duration of PhD
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