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Copyright, 1995-2002 1 Invitation to Research THE RESEARCH PRODUCT Roger Clarke, Xamax Consultancy, Canberra Visiting Professor, CSIS, Uni of Hong Kong.

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1 Copyright, Invitation to Research THE RESEARCH PRODUCT Roger Clarke, Xamax Consultancy, Canberra Visiting Professor, CSIS, Uni of Hong Kong Visiting Fellow, Australian National University /80-Product.ppt ebs, January 2003

2 Copyright, Agenda Guidelines for Proposals Guidelines for Dissertations Examples of Dissertations Conference Papers and Journal Articles

3 Copyright, The Proposal – Structure Title Page Introduction Literature Research Annotated Bibliography Literature Review The Research Question(s) The Research Method Anticipated Outcomes Their Significance Project Plan Reference List Bibliography

4 Copyright, The Concept Dissertation An original, rigorous work of research Carried out by the candidate with substantial independence Developing from a base of knowledge in the research domain Applying appropriate techniques in an appropriate manner Advancing knowledge in the domain Presented in a logical fashion

5 Copyright, Some Key Criteria Originality The research has not been previously conducted, or at least not in the same way Independence Conceived, performed and reported primarily by the candidate Rigour Strict accuracy and scrupulous honesty, distinguishing among facts and suppositions

6 Copyright, The Dissertation – Structure Title Page Declaration Beginning Middle End Reference List

7 Copyright, The Dissertation – Formal Requirements Title Page Declaration Format and Style Numbering Citation Style Bibliographic Style

8 Copyright, The Conventional (Idealised?) Scientific Research Product ?

9 Copyright, A Default Dissertation Structure 1.Introduction (Background, Research Question) 2.The Theory of X 3.Inferences from the Theory 4.The Research Design 5.The Research Conduct and Results 6.Implications for Theory, Research, and Practice


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