Research Methods Refer Assignment Two

Individual report 60%

Reflecting upon your experiences within the module and academic theory, critically evaluate the contribution of a literature review to a research project and discuss how qualitative and quantitative methodologies could impact upon research findings within that project.

Students are asked to submit a 2500 word essay that addresses this question and are expected to concentrate their answer on the data collection techniques experienced during the course of the module. You must make use of appropriate academic references and use the Harvard referencing system. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.


Marking criteria

 Understanding of the contribution of the literature review 25%
 The contribution of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and consideration of their advantages and disadvantages in practice 40%
 Appropriate use of academic theory 20%
 Structure and writing skills 15%