Information Sciences Research Methodology PG (6797)
ICT and Engineering Research Methods (9826)
Assignment 3: Research Design/Evaluation - Thesis Chapter
or Selected Research Paper
Due Friday 29 October, Week 13, 11:59 PM
The purpose of this assignment is to present and write up the research design of your own thesis or research paper (based on your work in Assignment 2).
This is an individual effort where you are required to write in a scholarly manner, the research design chapter of your thesis, or a research paper on research design, based on the selected research problem from Assignment 2. You are expected to engage in library and Web searches of appropriate and credible academic and industry sources, for example, the Web of Science or the Web of Knowledge.
The assessment is designed to develop research skills, written and oral communication abilities, independent and critical thinking, organizational abilities, as well as to acquire an understanding of research design requirements as it applies to your chosen research topic you selected.
1. The assignment should be organised using the following guidelines:
• The cover sheet must identify the student (name and number) and assignment.
• The assignment is expected to be written in an essay style and to have the following components: Introduction, main section which is the research design (include headings as per the marking scheme), conclusion and references section.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list in an acceptable style.
• The assignment must use12-point font size minimum and at least single line spacing with appropriate section headings in IEEE format - https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html
• The references list is not included in the word count.
2. The assignment must be submitted via the CANVAS Submission Link
Maximum no of words – (as a guide)
Extensions: Requests for an extension must be received by the convener in writing before the due date, else penalties apply for late submission without an approved extension.
Penalties: Academic misconduct such as cheating and plagiarism may incur penalties ranging from a reduced result to program exclusion.