60. Real Estate in London (final title still to be decided with writer)
title is still to be chosen but the subject is real estate in the UK. For my proposal this was the following title: The UK Residential Property Market Since the Crisis of 2007: A Case Study of Central London. However, I want it to be more professional. Something that is more attractive, not something that many people would have done.
Every time you finish a chapter could you please send it to me so I can show my supervisor, as that is what she has asked for.
You should do the introduction and the lit review first. However, I will also need you to send me the interviews ASAP. This should also be one of the first things you should do.
This dissertation should consist of a min of 5 interviews, where the interviewees should be from real estate agencies. You should try and get different opinions, so you should have at least 3 different real estate agencies. I will need their names as well, because then my supervisor will think I have invented them.
Don’t forget, this dissertation should be a first, so it is essential that critically analyse!!
SECTION/WORD COUNT/ WEIGHTING DETAILS:
Not included in word count
• Title page (inc your name, date of submission, course, title of dissertation)
• List of Charts/Tables
• List of Abbreviations
• Table of Contents
This is a very brief section at the beginning of the dissertation which gives the reader an overview of the contents of the dissertation. It includes: Brief description of the research problem; Methods used; Findings obtained; Conclusion and implications (Approx. 300 words).
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
Approx.: 500 words
This chapter should reflect the scope of the research, outlining the size of the problem, the rationale behind pursuing such an investigation and any personal motivations prompting the investigation. It is imperative that the chapter includes clearly stated aims, which lead to a well-formulated research question, which is then interpreted through a brief selection of objectives. The objective of the chapter is to introduce the reader to the work as much as give them an impression what to expect.
CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW
Approx. 2000 words
This chapter should be a reworked and modified submission that students have developed in the preceding semester while undertaking their pathway core module. Students are expected to re-draft the chapter to ensure that it fits in the context of the whole dissertation and is no longer a stand-alone piece.
The chapter describes and defines the context of the dissertation. The chapter needs to define and explain the intended meaning behind the research question. It should be focused and explore the relationships between concepts noted in the research question as well as demonstrate critical thinking drawn from the academic sources relevant to the research question.
The objective of the chapter is to allow reader to recognise the broader frameworks supporting the undertaken research and the wider linkages that exist beyond the scope of the research, whilst engaging with ways these debates impact the undertaken research.
CHAPTER 3: PROCESS OF RESEARCH
Approx. 1000 words
This chapter provides an overview of how the research was conducted. Although there is some expectation of a more descriptive approach (simply describing the process of data collection), for the most part, students are expected to reflect upon the appropriateness of the steps they took to their given research question. Thus the tone of the chapter should be more reflective and focused on examining the appropriateness of the undertaken process and the supporting methodology. It is imperative that any methodological choices and decisions are argued against the overall research question to demonstrate the rigour of the process. Don’t forget to mention what part of the saunders onion you are applying, if the research is inductive or deductive…..
Students should cover, for example:
• the types of decisions they had made in order to respond to their research question and the impact of those decisions on shaping the investigation
• the rationale behind the choice of research methods
• what data is appropriate and how was it sourced
• what were obstacles and how they were overcome
• how reliability and validity have been ensured
• what were the limitations of the data collection
The objective of the chapter is to clearly stipulate the process supporting the given research question and give the reader a clear indication whether the research has been undertaken with academic rigour.
The quantitative data collected in this research will include trends in residential property owners and renters. Statistical descriptions of purchase and rental trends in Central London will be presented after a search of the property data bases and real estate reports and analyses conducted by Knight Frank and Colliers International. This information will provide indicators of pricing and values of Central London’s residential property. Statistical graphs and numerical descriptions will be used to demonstrate value, pricing and demand trends associated with Central London’s residential property market. Will also use regression analysis to critically evaluate the data.
The qualitative data will collected by conducting between 5 and 10 face to face, semi-structured interviews with real estate agents who have sold and who market Central London’s residential property.
CHAPTER 4: PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS
Approx. 3000 words
The chapter acts as a showcase of the submission. It places the research question at its centre and methodically presents a response to it. It is here that students describe what they have found out, what data sets have given particular insights and how those insights illuminate the research question. It is imperative that the content of the chapter is not seen as simple description of the collected data, but rather a narrative is presented that offers data analysis and critical interrogation in light of the research question. Part of the analysis should also include recognition of the underpinning literature review which would further the analysis process. In short, students should briefly present the data, focus on conducting a thorough analysis of it and present/explain the outcomes of said analysis in the critical context of their literature review.
The objective of the chapter is to provide the reader with a critical narrative that respond to the research question, where the focus is not just on what has been discovered, but also why any of that information is meaning full to the undertaken study.
CHAPTER 5: CONCLUSION AND
Approx. 1500 words
This culminating chapter returns to the initial presented aims, research question, and objectives and provides an overall response to them as derived from the previous chapters. The chapter should offer concluding remarks not only in response to the research question but also highlights the gained insights. The chapter should also provide recommendation in response to the research question either in terms of specific actions or further research. It is imperative that the chapter clearly stems from the preceding chapters and does not stand on its own.