You should submit one document that shows:
- Key points for when writing your conclusion;
- Identify the key points for when writing your conclusion;
- Your reflection on your research, your project and your practice and evaluate your work as a researcher
- Decide on your academic writing style for this report
- Complete the presentation of your work as a completed research report
This formative submission relates to chapters 1-7 of Part 2 of your portfolio
This is a final opportunity to receive formative feedback from your supervisor on the development of your findings and recommendations to date. You should use this feedback to improve your final submission chapter and Part 2 of the portfolio submission. As per academic regulations, this should not be a full draft of your portfolio.
You should also:
- Ensure all sources referenced in your assessment are correctly listed according to the Harvard System of referencing.
- Include only sources that you have cited in the work. If you consult any sources which you have not cited, they should be listed in a Bibliography.
- It is very important to use appropriate academic books/e-books and journals/e-journals as the basis for your research.
- Whilst you may use the internet, take great care to ensure that the sites are valid and appropriate for academic purposes – sites such as Wikipedia, Businessballs.com, MindTools.com etc. are inappropriate for academic research.
- Cottrell, S. (2017) Critical thinking skills: effective analysis, argument and reflection, Palgrave Macmillan
- Collis, J. and Hussey, R. (2014) Business research: a practical guide for undergraduate & postgraduate students, Palgrave Macmillan Chapter: 13
Saunders, M., Lewis, P., & Thornhill, A. (2019) Research methods for Business Students, Pearson. Chapters: 14, 14.8
Wallace, M. and Wray, A. 2016. Critical reading and writing for postgraduates. SAGE
Critical Thinking and Reflection
Critical thinking is a process which will include some if not all of the following:
- Identifying and acknowledging the perspective’s of other commentators
- Reflecting on, evaluating, comparing and contrasting evidence
- Considering and making judgements by weighing up discussions, arguments and supporting evidence
- Reading between the lines and reflecting on issues in a logical and structured way
- Drawing conclusions based on the quality and credibility of arguments
- Synthesising and analysing information
- Presenting a point of view in a structured and credible way – this will include supporting, underpinning evidence.
- Moon J A. (2008) Critical Thinking: an exploration of theory and practice,Routledge, London, UK
- Reflection is a key element of the learning process. It involves the processes of examining an event or an experience; looking back, thinking about what happened, why it happened, and considering whether you would do anything differently next time. It will be a key skill that you will learn and apply bas part of the critical analysis element of your academic research.
- Bolton G. (2018) Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development, 5th edition, Sage, London UK
Identify the key points for when writing your conclusion;
Reflect on your research, your project and your practice and evaluate your work as a researcher
Plan how to deliver a presentation of your work, along with visual aids, to an audience, with a focus on the importance of introductions and conclusions,
Decide on your academic writing style for this report
Complete the presentation of your work as a completed research report