Research Design

Research Design A research design is a framework for collecting, analysing and interpreting research data. Research design is important as it gives you a blueprint to work from. There are many different types of research design but some are more popular than others in business and management studies. They are: experimental cross-sectional longitudinal case study…

Literature Review

Literature Review A literature review is the selection, reading, summary and analysis of existing research articles to construct or develop a research question. In order to set a research question you must perform a literature review. This will form the basis of your project and should contain a clear argument that explains how you made your choice…

Research Aims and Objectives

Research Aims and Objectives Research aims are the overall goals of a project; objectives are the steps that must be taken to achieve them. Your research aims should address your research question and be accompanied by manageable objectives that will allow you to fulfil them. Imagine that you have the following research question: ‘How do project teams…

Research Question

Research Question

Research Question A research question poses a problem that requires further investigation after a thorough literature review of the chosen topic. Your research question (RQ) must concern a substantial issue that can drive every part of your research agenda. RQs typically arise either from your reading and/or from a lecture or presentation about a specific topic.…