Performance Appraisal

| October 22, 2018

INSTRUCTIONS

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not add or change categories in this Proforma. We expect your version to
match this template precisely.

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yourself as totally unbiased in all of your writings and remember to write
in the third person.

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the Proforma Proposal Notes for guidance on specific content of each
category.

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MANAGEMENT DISSERTATION
PROPOSAL PROFORMA

STUDENT NAME:

STUDENT NUMBER:

TIME ZONE (UTC
/ GMT +/-):

UOL EMAIL:julie.may@online.liverpool.ac.uk

STUDENT
SUPPORT MANAGER (SSM):

Name:
UOL email: loesupport@liverpool-online.com

DISSERTATION
ADVISOR:

Name:
UOL email:
Advisor Classroom:

GENERAL
DISSERTATION INSTRUCTOR:

Name:
UOL email:
Research Methods Classroom:

PROPOSED
DISSERTATION TITLE:

ETHICAL
CHECKLIST COMPLETED: YES [ ] NO [ ]

DEGREE
PROGRAMME:

Specialisation
Track(Please check
as appropriate):

General [ ] Finance
[ ] Marketing [ ]

Other [ ] (please specify)___________________

DATE:

MANAGEMENT DISSERTATION
PROPOSAL PROFORMA

1. Aim, objectives and
feasibility of the dissertation (first draft required in Week 2 of RM module)

This section
should include:

1. The
research aim, the research question(s) and the research objectives
2. Feasibility:
Do you have the necessary resources(such
as access to requisite data, consent of your organisation, some indication of
the willingness of subjects to be questioned or interviewed, etc.)?
3. Justification
of the topic: Why you are researching this topic, what the potential benefit is
to your firm or industry, and what actions may result from the valuable
insights gained, etc.

2. Literature review (first
draft required in Week 3 of RM module)

Find at least
10 sources of academic information (references)
connected to the work you propose to do and analyse them to show how your work
may fill or extend an existing gap. Compare and contrast the sources with each
other and with your approach. At least
half of the sources must be from refereed academic journals, which will be
found in the online library. Citations
from the main textbooks used for your modules are NOT sufficient here.

(Week 3 of RM module
requires 3 academic articles. You will then extend this to 10 when working in your
DA classes during Weeks 5 to 7.)

3. Research methodology
and methods (first draft required in Week 4 of RM module)

In this section, you will discuss
your research methodology. What is your epistemological approach—positivist, relativist or constructionist?
This will inform the research design you choose as well as the research methods
that you will use to collect both the secondary and primary data.You must be able to justify your choice in terms
of your learning objectives, your research question and your research approach.

4. Timing mileposts

NB: You must reach Stage 8 at
least 4 weeks before your deadline. A 30-day contingency provision is also
advisable to allow for potential slippages. This will enable your DA to give
you sufficient feedback on your final draft.

You should produce a final Proposal for submission to the DA for approval
within 1 to 2 months from your module start date. However, please aim for 7
weeks from your start date at the latest, to ensure time for any necessary
revisions and final approval by the 8 week cut-off.

Milestone

Description

Due date

Remarks

1

Stage 1: Area of interest identified

2

Stage 2: Specific topic selected

3

Stage 3: Topic refined to develop dissertation
proposal

4

Stage 4: Proposal written and submitted

5

Stage 5: Collection of data and information

6

Stage 6: Analysis and interpretation of collected
data/information

7

Stage 7: Writing up

8

Stage 8: Final draft prepared— submission of
dissertation

9

Final Deadline—9 months from module start date.

References:

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