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Advanced Research Design and Methodologies : Analyse various research approaches and propose appropriate methodology for solving the problem.
- Analyse various research approaches and propose appropriate
methodology for solving the problem.
1.1. Critically evaluate various research approaches that are available for
solving a problem.
1.2. Demonstrate understanding of research philosophies and its influence
in data collection process.
1.3. Justify the choice of research design, strategy and choice of research
- Evaluate various data collection methodologies and justify the choice of
methodology for a given scenario.
2.1. Identify appropriate methods for gathering data that aligns with the
2.2. Analyse various methods in terms of its advantages and weakness.
2.3. Evaluate data collection methods in terms of reliability and validity of
2.4. Justify a data collection method for a given scenario.
- Demonstrate capability to analyse wide range of quantitative data and make
3.1. Extract, Transform and Load quantitative data into specialised software
packages such as SPSS.
3.2. Identify dependant, independent, intervening, moderator, control and
3.3. Develop hypothesis for a given research context.
3.4. Evaluate various statistical test for a given scenario and justify the
3.5. Test the hypothesis with the most appropriate and draw meaningful
- Gain advanced understanding and capabilities to analyse qualitative data.
4.1. Evaluate the range of qualitative approaches that are available for
4.2. Appreciate the challenges associated in undertaking qualitative
research and the implications in research design.
4.3. Demonstrate high level understanding of various qualitative analysis
techniques and tools.
- Demonstrate advanced understanding about the ethical issues related to
5.1. Appreciate the importance of research ethics and its contribution to
generation of new knowledge.
5.2. Identify ethical issues that can arise for a given research scenario and
provide relevant recommendations.
5.3. Develop an argument and counter arguments on the ethical issues
related to data collection, storage, analysis and reporting.
- Develop a detailed report by undertaking a systematic analysis of a given
6.1. Undertake qualitative and quantitative data analysis for a given
6.2. Develop a report presenting the findings after making appropriate
6.3. Identify the potential limitations from the analysis.
6.4. Highlight the ethical issues that might have occurred during the data
Energy transition from Oil & Gas Business to Renewables Energies with
Integrated Model: - Incentives, Opportunities, Obstacles. (Example
Task 1 of 2 (AC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.4, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5 5.1, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4)
With above chosen research problem context; investigating through quantitative
research methods and reporting:
- Research philosophies, designs, methods and data collection approaches
that have been used in previous studies with a critical stance pertaining to
- An explanation of how and why the quantitative methods are appropriate.
- Specification of hypothesis statements that were tested and their
- An explanation of how the survey was designed and pilot tested; also, of
the sampling plan used, the basis for the number and choice of respondents,
mode of survey administration; also, how ethical aspects were considered and
- An explanation on the nature of the data collected as well as how it was
analysed using suitable statistical packages (such as SPSS); also, how the
hypotheses statements were supported/negated.
- An explanation on the findings, the insights gained from the analyses as
well as the limitations of the quantitative methodology used.
Delivery and Submission
- 1x Report (2000 words) excluding diagrams, references and appendices.
Task 2 of 2 (AC 2.1, 2.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4)
Using same research problem context as for Task 1; investigating the problem through
qualitative research methods. Reporting to cover the following context:
- An explanation of how and why qualitative research methods are appropriate.
- An explanation of the choice and number of case study/ies considered, the
number and choice of respondents used for data collection, the techniques
(content analysis and/or observations and/or interviews) used for data
collection; also, how ethical aspects were considered and incorporated.
- An explanation on the nature of the information collected as well as how it was
analysed through different coding analyses.
- An explanation on the findings, the insights gained from the analyses as well
as the limitations of the qualitative methodology used.
- Delivery and Submission
- 1x Report (1500 words) excluding diagrams, references and appendices.
- Each section must reflect any supporting Harvard style citations.
- A comprehensive Harvard style reference list must be included at
the end of the work.
- Report 1- 2000 words
- Report – 1500 words