Final research project report
enhancing healthy eating among the elderly
Assignment Title: Final Report
THE FINAL REPORT SHOULD CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS:
➢ Title Page
➢ Contents page
➢ Ch. 1: Introduction including the research rationale of the
study, research aim, question, and objectives
➢ Ch. 2: Literature Review (including research hypotheses or assumptions)
➢ Ch. 3: Research Methodology (including research philosophy/approach,
➢ Ch. 4: Data Analysis and Results
➢ Ch. 5: Discussion
➢ Ch. 7: Conclusions (contributions, limitations)
➢ Copies of the research ethics approval form and/or consent
form signed by your supervisor and the questionnaire
➢ Please see further detail in lecture slides for the content of the dissertation.
➢ The assignment will be judged by the quality of the work, which is expected to meet the
academic standards of level six.
➢ Work should be referenced in the Harvard style, where appropriate.
➢ References will be a Harvard style within the text and listed alphabetically, on a new
page, at the end of the assignment using the heading ‘References’. You should NOT
contain references you have not used in the text. Page numbers of references MUST be
included where the text is within quotation marks.
➢ References from ACADEMIC research papers from online journals (NO INTERNET
SOURCES like Wikipedia or personal social media/blogs). Some online sources – e.g.
government policy documents, which are usually only available that way – are perfectly
acceptable) are expected to illustrate your examples. Do not use the lecture notes/slides
as an academic source.
➢ You must be careful to avoid plagiarism.
➢ Total word count in this academic report is 5,000 words (+/- 10% allowance acceptable),
and the total word count figure must be recorded on the cover page of the assignment.
Word count does NOT apply to any references or appendices.
➢ You must apply any theoretical models to the research project if using.
➢ All figures and tables must be explained if used.
THE REPORT FORMAT SHOULD BE
• Use headings and subheadings (number them)
• 1.5 spacing for the text and single spacing for the list of references
• Arial or Times New Roman,12-point font
• 2.5 cm (or 1 inch) margins on all sides in an A4 paper
• Use ‘justified’ alignment margin
• UK English language
• Number the pages
• Save as a Microsoft Word Document
THIS ASSESSMENT WILL ASSESS THE FOLLOWING MODULE LEARNING
Module learning outcome description
LO1 Prepare and articulate a self-managed study programme that works
towards definite goals.
LO2 Advance the research skills and digital literacy necessary to analyse and
evaluate a range of qualitative and/or quantitative business data and to
use that research for evidence-based decision-making.
LO3 Present the findings of the research project in an appropriate academic
and professional manner, as determined by your programme of study and
the nature of the chosen project.
• 10% Definition of problem and objectives
• 25% Literature Review
• 10% Research Methodology (including research approach, questionnaire design,
justification of methods sampling and size data collection methods, etc.)
• 25% Primary Research Findings and Analysis
• 20% Discussion, Conclusion and Contributions
• 10% Clarity, structure, referencing and overall presentation