Describe how the expected results may have theoretical (a potential new understanding), practical (a potential new strategy and solution for practitioners/communities/policymakers), or methodological (a potential new method of analysing) significance. Finally, the conclusion provides a summary of the entire research proposal.

Students are required to develop a research proposal within the subject areas of tourism, hospitality, sports or events. This task required you to present and justify the need to study a research problem and to present the practical ways in which the proposed study should be conducted. Research proposal contain literature reviews. You are required to demonstrate your understanding of the literature associated with the topic, and to develop a problem statement using a minimum of six (6) academic journal articles.

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7218THS Understanding Research in Tourism and Hospitality Management
GRIFFITH BUSINESS SCHOOL
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, SPORT AND HOTEL MANAGEMENT

 

Research Proposal and Presentation

Task description: This is an individual assessment task which requires students to develop a research proposal, using the research design and method discussed in lectures and workshops. The assignment will be completed in two parts. Part 1 is the Written Report, and Part 2 is the Oral Presentation.
Weight: Part 1 (40%) + Part 2 (20%) = 60% of total course marks

 

Part 1: The Research Proposal – Written Report

Due date: Sunday, 17th May, 2020, 6pm (Week 11)
Weight: 40%
Marked out of: 100
Word limit: 1500 words (10% variation allowed). A 10% penalty will apply to reports that exceed or are significantly under the stipulated length (excluding title page, and reference list).

 

Submission: Submit via the link in the Assessment folder on the course website at Learning@Griffith.
 

Task description:

 

Students are required to develop a research proposal within the subject areas of tourism, hospitality, sports or events. This task required you to present and justify the need to study a research problem and to present the practical ways in which the proposed study should be conducted. Research proposal contain literature reviews. You are required to demonstrate your understanding of the literature associated with the topic, and to develop a problem statement using a minimum of six (6) academic journal articles.

 

This written communication assessment should have an essay structure that includes:

 

1.     Introduction: This section provides background information relevant to your proposal, explain the research objectives, establishes the significance of the topic, and outline the question your research will address. Be clear in defining the research problem (or major issues or problem to be addressed by your research) and what it is you are proposing to research.

2.     Literature Review: In this section, you are required to outline a specific theoretical foundation for your research project. You will need to find a minimum of six (6) academic journal articles and write a review summarising what has been found in previous studies. You will provide an insightful analysis of the ideas and conclusions presented in the literature that points out similarities and differences, and identified gaps in the literature for future research. Specifically, to identify central issues related to the research problem under investigating, or important issues still unresolved (i.e. gap in knowledge). You should note that a good critical literature review would aim to cover important, relevant, and up-to-date literature.

3.     Research Design and Methods: For this section, you should propose the best way to investigate the research problem. You will need to justify the research method you choose. Discuss the population of interest and sampling strategy. Propose your data collection plan and research instrument. Be specific about the research approaches you plan to undertake to obtain information, the techniques you would use to analyse the data. For example, using descriptive analysis to profiling Asian and Western travellers, running a regression to determine if there is a relationship between perception of risk and travel intention, or, coding text from interviews to find statements about the needs to change tourism policy/strategy in Australia. Discuss the potential limitations of your methodology and show that you have thought about the ethical issues involved.

4.     Implication and Conclusion: This section is to explain how the new knowledge generated by your research project will contribute to existing knowledge in the subject area under investigation. Describe how the expected results may have theoretical (a potential new understanding), practical (a potential new strategy and solution for practitioners/communities/policymakers), or methodological (a potential new method of analysing) significance. Finally, the conclusion provides a summary of the entire research proposal.

5.     Reference List. Please use APA6 style for your referencing list and in the text referencing. Please make sure you have properly paraphrased and cited all your sources as you will be penalised for incorrect referencing or the omission of the correct reference.

 

These headings are only guidelines as to how to structure the content of your essay. No table of contents required.

 
 
PLEASE NOTE: 1.    Assignments not submitted to the online submission link will not be marked.

2.    Assignments that have zero percent (0%) text matching will not be marked.

3.    Assignment to be written using Times New Roman 12 font with 1.5 line spacing. Penalty applies if written using other fonts such as Arial, Calibri etc.

 

Part 2: The Research Proposal – Presentation

Due date: Presentations will be held in Weeks 9-11
Marks: 20%
Marked out of: 100
Word limit: 20 slides/20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total)
Submission: Presented in class, slides submitted online via Learning@Griffith to tutor prior to presentation. Please also bring your presentation on USB to class, and print a copy of your slides to tutor at the beginning of the class on the day of your presentation.
 

Task description:

 

Based on your research proposal (which you have developed in Part 1), you will deliver an oral presentation explaining the industry implications of this research problem. You will also explain the context of your proposal, describe in detail why it is important, methods you will use, and the implications of your research. This could include the importance of, factors that have contributed to, and lessons to be learnt from this problem. Students will deliver the presentation in a Pecha Kucha style, in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). You will deliver a short and concise presentation that communicate key messages. This presentation provides an opportunity for you to receive early and formative feedback prior to the report submission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: 1.    Presentation slides not submitted online will not be marked.

2.    The order for presentations will be decided in class and posted on the course site.

3.    Late penalties for submission or non-appearance at your presentation time will be delivered where appropriate.

4.    If you have any issues around your presentation time, you should communicate with your tutor as soon as you are able.

 

Note: Please refer to Learning@Griffith course website for the marking rubrics. All assignment must be submitted via SafeAssign. Further information will be provided in the lectures and seminars.