THESE WERE THE INITIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Please find the attached files, which are the proposal and it”s feedback. (ALL FILES THAT YOU NEED TO WORK WITH ARE IN THE 390168.zip FILE )
However, could you read both of them carefully before you work.
*Please I need you to send to me the introduction when you write it to get the it”s feedback from my supervisor then the whole dissertation step by step to be sure you are working on the right way.
* Please if you have any suggestions to add or delete from the proposal please let me know.
THESE ARE THE REVISION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please find the attached files.
-please read all the following, which give an idea of the structure you should follow.
-there are 2 example dissertations I have attached; you can use them as a model in terms of structure, presentation, the level of depth to go into etc.
-the dissertation”s English needs to be significantly improved.
-Break texts up into paragraphs.
-plan your contents page, so that you can plan your structure and work.
The main body of the research should be approximately 12-15,000 words in length. You may wish to structure the dissertation as follows: (remember this is only a suggestion. Structure your work in the way that best demonstrates what you have done)
– title of dissertation
– full name of author
– qualifications / programme title
– name of institution
– division in which work was conducted
– month and year of submission
Table of Contents
List of Tables, Graphs, Figures, etc.
Abstract / Synopsis / Summary (approx. 500 words)
Body of Text
– Chapters and sub-sections (including methodology, aims, objectives, etc.), chapter summaries and chapter references
The “body of text” may be structured as follows :
a) Introduction “ Defining the research problem (10% of words or space)
This section will establish what the research problem is i.e. what it is you are investigating. The section should set the scene and fully justify the area as worthy of research. All key assumptions should be established and the section concluded with a clear view of what is being examined and why. The result should be an articulation of the aims and objectives of the research.
b) Literature review (25%)
This section will explore the relevant literature in the field. The emphasis of the section should be upon building a discussion of the available literature and comparing and contrasting the findings of previous work. From the literature review the researcher should draw out the key relevant points from each author and show the contribution and implications relative to the researcher s work.
c) Design and methodology of the research (10%)
This section should remind the reader of the aims and objectives of the research, highlight the sources of data (from secondary and primary sources) and determine the methods to be used. The section also provides the researcher with an opportunity to explain their overall research approach and to highlight the advantages and the limitations of the research method, i.e. to clearly define what is, and what is not, being investigated.
d) Implementation of the research (10%)
This section explains how the research methodology is applied, drawing on the implications of work in the field and the nature of the subject area.
e) Presentation and analysis of data (15%)
This section has two core elements: presentation of the findings, where data is presented and the analysis of the data. This is where you will draw out the core elements of literature from the literature review relative to your findings. This will allow deeper discussion of key issues and concepts relative to the identified research problem.
f) Comment and critique of the outcomes or findings (10%)
This section should tie together the overall purpose of the research, i.e. aims and objectives, with the findings and propose to what extent the aims and objectives have been achieved. The overall approach adopted, and assumptions made, may be critically appraised.
g) Summary and conclusion (20%)
The core points can be reiterated relative to the aims and objectives and the reflection or critique of the research approach and design can be undertaken.
References should be provided, at the end of the dissertation, using the Harvard system and presented in alphabetical order. Dissertations which are not fully and accurately referenced will be penalized in the final marking.
MSc DISSERTATION ASSESSMENT SHEET:
Assessing: The relationship of the project to Financial Services, scope of the study, background to the topic
Assessing: The rationale for the choice of the topic area, the presentation of the hypothesis, aims and objectives and
Assessing: The literature available on the topic area, reinforcing or commenting on the topic area and providing critical appraisal of the literature
4)Methodology and Data
Assessing: The methodology of the project, Rationale for the chosen methodology, Data collection method, The validity and accuracy of data
5)Analysis & Results
Assessing: The value, the analytical techniques applied and presentation of the results in relation to the aims and objectives, and the interpretation of the results
Assessing: The derivation of conclusions and recommendations, organisation and sequence of the conclusions. Analysis and comment on the limitations of the work. Conclusions related to results and analysis.
Assessing: Extent, convention, presentation, sequence
Assessing: Extent and completeness of the documentation, orthography, style, convention, logic and sequence of the presentation of the material
Assessing: pro-activeness and maturity managing project and time, contribution to discussion at meetings, independent learning