Outline of Problem
Choosing a research topic and writing a proposal are essential steps for any research project.
For this coursework you are asked to choose a suitable subject to investigate for the purpose of writing a research proposal for a project (suggested subject areas are available on Blackboard).
You should analyse several recent research papers (from different types of source; Journal, Conference, Book, RFC, Standard, Internet, etc.) on closely related work within your topic. You can base your research proposal on the future directions discussed in one or more of the sources that you have found.
Detail of Questions
You should submit a self-supporting, word processed, description of your proposed project which is sufficiently detailed to enable markers to appreciate the nature of the project, and to understand how all the resources described relate to the project.
The proposal should include the following sections:
ii. Aims and objectives
iii. Introduction/ overview/ motivation /underlying rationale
iv. Background and related research
v. Methodology : identify and justify your approach
vi. Expected outcomes / deliverables: describe how these would be evaluated
vii. Requirements / resources
viii. Plan of work
There is no required length for the report, although a report of between 10 and 15 pages should be adequate.
Word processing facilities, lecture notes, the Internet and LRC collection of books and scientific journals.
Any source material that you use which is protected by copyright must be clearly stated on your coursework and proper acknowledgement must be given to the original author(s). You are reminded that plagiarism includes directly copying material from WebPages without referencing the material.