The following broad themes are covered: • An overview of the research process to be followed and the outcomes required of postgraduate students; • Foundational skills for postgraduate students; • What is research?; • What is a theory and how can I ensure that my study makes a clear theoretical contribution?; • An overview of the structure of a research proposal; • Identifying and evaluating possible research topics; • Delineating the scope of a study; • Writing a literature review; • Choosing an appropriate inquiry strategy (research approach) for a study; • Writing the research design and methods section of a research proposal.
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