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What do I want to research exactly?

The purpose of this section is to help you clearly identify research aims and objectives through asking a number of probing, sharply focused research questions. Once the aims and objectives have been clarified, the section then goes on to show you how to formulate a research proposal.

On completion of this section you will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  1. Identify and evaluate a number of clearly focussed research questions
  2. Articulate clearly defined aims and objectives from the research questions
  3. Devise a coherent research proposal to answer the aims and objectives

Working through these three areas and the literature review, you will be asked to consider some details concerning Springfield University and invited to test your knowledge in relation to the situation shown.

To see video clips of students talking about how they decided upon their research topic, click here