The outline should describe your proposed MA dissertation, briefly assess the relevant academic literature (and show your research project’s intended contributions to it), present a convincing rationale and set of objectives for the proposed research, and outline a preliminary chapter structure. * 2,500 words maximum, excluding bibliography.You may find the categories below to be useful in constructing your dissertation outline, but these are intended only as a guide. Dissertation structure1. Title of the Project* Provide a working title – this may change further down the line. The title of your project might be different from your central research question.2. Aims and Scope* What is your central research question? What is the animating intellectual problem or paradox?* What are the sub-questions that you need to ask to get at this central question?* Why is your topic interesting and important?* Demonstrate the dissertation’s originality, but take care to avoid the trap of over-claiming your original contribution.3. The Literature Review* Locate your question within the field.* What are the debates with which you are engaging? What is the relevance of your research to these debates?* Avoid over-derivative writing, over-referenced work, or exhaustive literary trawl.* Organise the literature review around its relevance to your research question.* Avoid ‘clever’ critique which raises unrealistic expectation of your own contribution.4. Theoretical Framework (could be integrated into the lit. review or separate if appropriate) Identify a framework for your research, by:* Specifying and critically evaluating core concepts or categories helping to analyse the primary research data (e.g. ethnographic material, interview data) and/or secondary sources.* Engaging with recent theoretical approaches and contributions to the field in question.5. Methodology * What research methods are you choosing?* Why are these most appropriate to your research?* How will you conduct your research (e.g. participant-observation, interviews, archival research, library research, a mixture of the above)?* What are your main sources of data/material?* Are there any ethical issues surrounding access to this material (issues of language, confidentiality, etc) 6. Structure of Dissertation* A strong dissertation outline should include a proposed chapter structure (please see ‘Assessment Criteria for Dissertation Outlines’)* The proposed chapter structure is like a table of contents but may also include a brief description of the chapters Note: Every dissertation should contain ‘orientating devices’ (Dunleavy, P. Authoring a PhD, Palgrave, 2003, p.14). Chapters, and sections within chapters, function as these ‘orientating devices’. Your dissertation structure may look something like this. It is also helpful to provide a percentage to indicate the relative length of each section:* Introductory chapter (your expanded research outline will serve as the basis for this; it sets out what you will do and how you will do it)* Theoretical Chapter/Literature Review* Methodological Chapter (only for those conducting primary research)* Substantive Chapters (3-4)* Conclusion7. Timetable of Work* Indicate a realistic timetable for completing the various elements of the research and drafting of the thesis8. BibliographyThe bibliography is not included in the limit of 2,500 words.”
https://pay-for-my-essay.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LOGO.png 0 0 Nick https://pay-for-my-essay.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/LOGO.png Nick2022-03-20 23:11:092021-09-22 09:23:45What is the animating intellectual problem or paradox?