- Define your research topic;
- Successfully justify the proposed research in terms of adding new knowledge;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant literature underpinning their thesis;
- Align the research questions, propositions/hypotheses, variables, measures, and analytic methods, and
- Successfully defend your research proposal.
Rovai, A.P., Baker, J.D., and Ponton, M.K. (2013) Social Science Research Design and Statistics: A Practitioner's Guide to Research Methods and SPSS Analysis, 1st Edition, Chesapeake VA, Watertree Press.
Zaitseva, E. (2012). How to make sense of the Leximancer analysis: A quick guide to interpreting concept maps. Kingsway House, Hatton Garden, Liverpool, L3 2AJ, Liverpool John Moores University, Academic Enhancement Unit.
- MGMT6795 Business Research Workshop 6A
- MGMT6795 Business Research Workshop 6B
- MGMT6795 Preparing the research proposal checklist
- MGMT6795 Exercise Proposal Summary (Punch, 2006)
- Scandura, T., and Williams, E. (2000). "Research Methodology in Management: Current Practices, Trends and Implications for Future Research." Academy of Management Journal 43(6): 1248-1264.
- Short Research Proposal 1
- Short Research Proposal 2
- Short Research Proposal 3
- Long Research Proposal 1
- Long Research Proposal 2
- Long Research Proposal 3
Useful links and videos
- Obtaining ethics approval website for UWA Human Research Ethics Office
- How to write a good ethics application
- HREO Forms for Human Research Ethics (InfoEd)
- HREO Human Ethics Application process
- UWA Guidelines for Research Proposals
- UWA Intellectual Property Rights Questionnaire
- HREO Application Form (Example)
- HREO Participant Information Form (PIF) Focus Groups (Example)
- HREO Participant Information Form (PIF) Individual Interviews (Example)
- HREO PIF Appendix (Example)
- HREO Questionnaire (Example)