Major Assignment

This assignment will be based around the proposal topic or your project topic – see above for a list of potential topics. You are required to collect data and write up your findings. For the 6CP subject, you must do a two-stage research project, eg. Focus group & survey; interview & focus group; interview & survey; content analysis & interview etc. Most research reports include the following elements: a) Title Page (including disclaimer statement about how clients shouldn’t hold the writer accountable, they are just recommendations) ??b) Letter of Transmittal to your client or supervisor c) Executive Summary d) Table of Contents e) List of Tables/Graphs/Exhibits and Appendices f) Introduction Problem Definition Development of a research question / Background to the problem Methodology Data Analysis Results and discussion of the TWO-STAGE research project Limitations and future research Conclusions and recommendations Exhibits Reference List Appendices (must include) o Copies of correspondence to and from client (if applicable) Data collection forms (eg: approved surveys) o Tables/raw data o Detailed calculations (if used) o Details of secondary research o Any relevant literature/information you feel may be relevant Word limit to not exceed 5,000 (excluding appendix).

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