1.1 Your business research topic: What is your topic and what is its business significance. Include your research question.
1.2 A brief background/literature discussion of your topic: Provide a list of research questions for the identified business problem or opportunity.
1.3 Brief discussion of data sources, attributes, collection, and tie-in to the research question:
1.4.3 A brief description of the research methodologies and techniques to be used for the research project: What research methodology will you use and how is it tied into to the data?
1.5 A description of the research process: What will be the steps in your project?
1.6 Outline describing what will be in each chapter of the report:
CHAPTER 2 (10 PAGES) LITERATURE REVIEW:
Literature Review will consist of developing a comprehensive literature review chapter for the business research proposal. You will have to identify a business research topic, describe the literature on the research topic and provide hypotheses based on the literature for the research questions you have already defined in your “Research Proposal”.
It is a special form of information gathering where you present the known body of knowledge relevant to the issue(s) or problem(s) you are addressing. The literature review is NOT just a string of authors, names, pages and references. It is structured as if you are developing an argument explaining why you need to undertake your research. Possibly, you might point to: a gap in the literature, or an issue or question that needs more evidence or research.
A strong suggestion is to follow the following format:
2.0 Management Summary: briefly (½-1 page) provide an over-view of the literature review.
2.1 Introduction to Literature Review: Start with introduction (with your research topic, research question, and hypotheses (if you are doing statistical analysis)). Start with introduction which includes a list of the topic you will do a literature review on, what your hypotheses are from these topics that you are starting out with (what you think is true about the topics). Use database. (E.g. I believe outsourcing for IT services I still growing and providing better quality for companies.)
2.2 Topic 1: Define your 1st key word or phrase. Provide strengths and weaknesses from literature about the topic. Provide at least 4 references. Analyse your hypothesis about this topic and discuss your conclusion. Tie back to your research question. Compare your ideas with others idea.
2.3 Topic 2: Define your 2nd key word or phrase. Provide strengths and weaknesses from literature about the topic. Provide at least 4 references. Analyse your hypothesis about this topic and discuss your conclusion. Tie back to your research question.
2.4 Topic 3: Define your 3rd key word or phrase. Provide strengths and weaknesses from literature about the topic. Provide at least 4 references. Analyse your hypothesis about this topic and discuss your conclusion. Tie back to your research question.
2.5 Topic 4: Define your 4th word or phrase. Provide strengths and weaknesses from literature about the topic. Provide at least 4 references. Analyse your hypothesis about this topic and discuss your conclusion. Tie back to your research question.
Add Topics as you see fit to build your literature review here ….
2.6 Conclusion to Literature Review: Finish with conclusion which includes a list of the topic you discussed in the literature review, a summary of what your literature research discovered and a conclusion on the hypotheses from these topics that you started with. What literature saying in online? What are the related regulations? Advantages and disadvantages of literate review. Tie back to your research question. (E.g. After studying the literature on outsourcing for IT services, there are a lot of issues in quality of customer service and product quality when it comes to some of the outsourcing IT service providers.)
NB: overall you must have at least 20-30 references (to get that number you will have to read about 100 items – keep the blogs to a minimum – please use the Harvard Reference style.
CHAPTER 3 (7 PAGES) DATA COLLECTION, METHODOLOGY, AND ANALYSIS
3.1 Introduction to Data Collection and Analysis
3.2 Data Sampling Method: How will you get the data you need to test your hypotheses? What tools or devices will you use to make or record observations? How will you choose the sample? What degree of accuracy or level of confidence can you guarantee? See Australian Fishing business reports for data collection and compare. Give statistics of Fishing business with Bangladesh and Australia. how much import-export has been made yearly?
3.3 Data Analysis: What combinations of analytical, statistical, and/or non-statistical procedures will be applied to the data? Which of these will allow you to accept or reject your hypotheses and/or formulate logical assessments?
3.4 Conclusion to Data Collection and Analysis: tie-back to your research question/s. Was my initial hypothesis supported or rejected? Why? What are the implications of my findings for the theory base, for the background assumptions, or relevant literature? What recommendations result from the work? What suggestions can I make for further research on this topic? Market demand and supply and available consumers/market?
CHAPTER 4 (4 PAGES) DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
4.1 Discussion on Hypotheses: Was your initial hypothesis supported or rejected? Why?
4.2 Discussion on Literature and Research Results: What are the implications of your findings for the theory base, for the background assumptions, or relevant literature?