The research proposal is implemented through the writing of a dissertation. This must not exceed 16000 words excluding tables, diagrams and appendices.
Students should justify and examine the research aim and objectives, consider and select from a range of methodologies appropriate to their achievement, demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the literature http://www.ukthesis.org/ygsslwdx/ relevant not only to the issues under investigation but also to the approach adopted, justify the methodological approach; analyse, synthesise, evaluate the data; underpin decisions and findings with appropriate and up to date literature; draw conclusions and make recommendations. Students are also expected to reflect on the research process.
Each participant will have one dissertation supervisor. The supervisors are responsible for monitoring their students’ progress. Where appropriate, industrial mentors may be involved in an advisory capacity
LEARNING OUTCOMES FROM THE DISSERTATION UNIT DESCRIPTOR:
Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to:
1. develop aims and objectives for term papers [assessments] and the dissertation / research project
2. review literature analytically and use appropriate citation referencing techniques
3. select and evaluate appropriate research methodologies including ethics for term papers and the dissertation / research project and report appropriately on findings
3.2 一个完整论文所包含的必要元素 ELEMENTS OF A DISSERTATION
The following elements should appear at the beginning of the submission.
(i) 论文标题页 Title page
(ii) 独创声明 Declaration
(iii) 摘要 Abstract
(iv) 致谢 Acknowledgements
(v) 目录页 Contents' page/Table of contents
(vi) 数据表格 Table of figures, tables et al.
(vii) 摘要名词 List of abbreviations
(i) Title page (See Appendix E)
(ii) Declaration (See Appendix F)
(iii) Abstract 摘要
The abstract provides a short summary of the research to introduce the reader to the Dissertation. This does not normally exceed one page/300 words. It includes a statement of the topic that has been studied, why the topic was chosen, an overview of the method(s) employed, key results, main conclusion(s) and the key recommendations).
(iv) Acknowledgements 致谢
The acknowledgements should refer to those people who have been of assistance in the completion of the research. For example, thank the supervisor, advisor, industrialists, administrative and technical staff, respondents, interviewees, family et al. and check that you have spelled all names correctly. Remember to take account of ethical issues – companies and individuals who have provided data/personal information must not be named.(责任编辑：charlie)