Main question; Q: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN KUWAIT AND THE United Kingdom IN ANALYSING THE TRADING PARTNERSHIP – BE SPECIFIC NOT GENERIC! STRUCTURE; In summary, a dissertation is first and foremost there to fulfil the academic requirements for your degree degree: it is a means to an end. It should beTWEEN 8000 words long and be based on research undertaken by yourself. This research can include: a literature review secondary research;
original research in the form ( USE questionnaires) , etc . Topics should be: relevant to you and your programme of study; and
of some general applicability.
Research strategy You need to consider an appropriate method to address your research question. What are the alternatives?: Is it a theoretical or empirical study?
Are you aware of the range of methods – questionnaires, case studies, focus groups, etc?
Understanding the framework What is really important is connectedness: that the various parts of the dissertation fit together: the empirical data and analysis needs to relate back to the literature survey;
the methodology has to be appropriate;
the conclusions relate to the research question;
the dissertation does what it claimed in the introduction; and
the title accurately describes the contents.
Remember to make use of the resources available (for example, dissertation text books), to check your understanding of what constitutes a dissertation. Also, please be aware that requirements for a dissertations vary amongst institutions, within institutions, disciplines, levels of study, etc. A note about word counts on this module
On this dissertation module we do not operate the normal +/-10% tolerance on the word count. The maximum word limit is 10,000 and the recommended minimum limit is 8,000. The dissertation must be between 8,000 and 10,000 words. What’s included in the word count? all the main substantive content
text tables
in-text citations
direct quotations
What’s excluded from the word count? title pages
contents lists
reference list
numeric data tables File type: preference is for an MS Word file
Paper size: set to A4 paper and include reasonably sized margins
Font: suggested formatting
Ariel or Calibri or Helvetica (Sans Serif)
chapter headings: section headings: main body: footer: size:
size: 18pt; style: bold size: 14pt; style: bold size: 12pt; style: plain 11pt; style: plain Justification: left justified; right ragged throughout (and especially on tables and your reference list)
Title page: should include the following information in large type font:
? the full title of the dissertation
? the full name of the author
? the award for which the dissertation is submitted in partial completion of its
requirements (BA…)
? that the degree is awarded by THE NAME OF THE UNIVERSITY
? the month and year of submission
Line spacing: single or 1.5 line spacing can be used in typescript. Indented quotations, tables and footnotes are conventionally single?line spaced.
Page numbering: pages should be numbered consecutively throughout the submission, including appendices, photographs, diagrams, figures, etc.
This assignment requires you to create and submit a poster showing your work in progress on your dissertation. POSTER REQUIRED: for the poster: For the purposes of assessment you must submit an electronic version of the poster online AND thats weight 20% of the over all marks.Assessing the Poster Word Count
There is no word count for the poster submission. for the resources you can use the direct link: E15190943FBD.html more: FOR THIS PART Why do a literature review? To find out more information about the topic To see what previous research has been done in the area To identify what key issues have been explored already To avoid reinventing the wheel To identify where the gaps are:i.e. what has not been subject to primary research or what issues/questions have been neglected To clarify the key research question What is a literature review? Critiquing ofthe current literature Scoping of the topic (what are the boundaries of the review? (e.g. geography, time) Identifying literature using search terms and databases Extractinginformation from the literature (concepts, theories, methods, findings, conclusions and recommendations) Analysis Identify Look for key issues, themes and arguments Structure Structure the literature notes along these lines Contrast Contrast different views and link with evidence Conclude about Conclude about what is known about the topic Link Link clearly to your research question (what are you adding to the stock of knowledge?) Writing the literature review Not just a collection of notes Baggott (2010) said …., Jones et al (2014) found…. Lishmans (2017) research revealed… that… Group similar approaches, ideas and findings together and contrast with those that differ A number of researchers have found …(Baggott, 2010; Jones et al, 2014). However, the findings of Lishmans study represents a key challenge to this consensus. Highlight consensus and conflict in the literature Highlight gaps and puzzles
Build a narrative and develop arguments
Try to explain why findings might differ Sections in individual chapters (usually at the beginning and prior to discussing primary research findings)? Divide it into several chapters? (each focusing on a particular theme, issue or case)