#Dissertation写作指南,MA 毕业论文代写,管理学论文写作

Aims/context

A project-based dissertation involves the independent creation of a digital culture related object/artefact which may include, but is not limited to the following examples: a visualisation, web design, digital application, business plan, marketing campaign, crowd sourcing or project design.

You are expected to independently study to define, research and create your own object, and then to write an academic dissertation on this work. The final submission should demonstrate independent abilities to produce an appropriate object of study derived from your research.

The objective of your dissertation is to amplify existing knowledge or to produce new knowledge, in relation to a unique research question.

Assessment requirements


You must create a digital object/artefact (Part 1) and write an accompanying dissertation (Part 2).

 

Part 1: Digital Object/Artefact

Students who choose the dissertation project MUST create a digital object or artefact through independent work and then to write an academic dissertation on that project.

A clear link between your research and your object is mandatory. You should ensure that your digital object is accessible to examiners marking your dissertation. You should provide a link to your project on a page in the dissertation (before the ‘Introduction’). Please do not submit your project on KEATS (only in exceptional circumstances will this be permitted). You will be marked on both your dissertation and the digital object or artefact.

 Part 2: Dissertation

You must write a dissertation (normally up to 7,500 words) that draws from academic sources. The format will usually include an introduction, literature review, methodology, discussion/results, conclusion, bibliography and, where relevant, appendices. Your reference list needs to be complete and both your bibliography and in-text references need to be consistent in style. The APA reference style is encouraged.

The length of the written part of the dissertation is not definite. It should be discussed with the supervisor and agreed on an individual basis.

Example dissertation structure

The word counts and structure suggested below are indicative approximations only, based on a 7,500-word dissertation. They are not set in stone. You may find you need more (or fewer) words than specified for different parts of your dissertation.

 Remember that these are guidelines only. Structure, content and organisation of the dissertation should be discussed with and approved by the dissertation supervisor.

 

  1. Introduction (800 words)

The function of the introduction is to make sure that your reader will be able to find the answers to the following questions:

  • What is your project about?
  • What is the purpose behind producing your object?
  • How will you approach the project to fulfil that purpose?

The introduction will also give a brief overview of the structure of your dissertation.

  1. Literature review (2000 words)

The literature review is the culmination of your background research about the project. It is a place to review the existing literature and identify relevant scholarly debates, but also to identify gaps in the existing scholarship. As such, a good literature review should already be an argument justifying your research project and putting it in perspective. Your literature review will usually be divided into a few thematic sections.

Your literature review should conclude with your research question, which marks the introduction to your methodology section. This question is always grounded in a broader research area and should link to the purpose you have for wanting to create your object/artefact.

  1. Methodology (1200 words)

The methodology section is used to explain what you did to produce your object and why.  

This section will have two aims. First, you will outline the steps you have taken in producing your object. Second, you will explain how your chosen approach is relevant to your research question, critically drawing from appropriate literature.

You should discuss the methods you are going to use to create your artefact. These may include primary research or secondary research. You should also reflect on how the findings of the literature review determined the methodological approach you have selected.

  1. Discussion/Results (2300 words)

In this section you are expected to report on the object you have created. Here you will not only describe the object, but also relate its features and aspects of its production to your literature review, theories and concepts, and to your research question and methodology.

5. Conclusion (1200 words)

 

A strong conclusion will answer the

following questions:

  • Did your dissertation meet its aims and answered the research question?
  • What are your main findings – and their implications?
  • What are your recommendations in relation to your object/artefact?
  • Do you have any conclusions on the research process itself?
  • Where should further research be focused?
  1. References

(Not counted in your word count!)

  1. Appendices

An appendix is where you put any material that is related but supplementary to your main argument.

Please remember to include the ethics clearance letter that you have received from the Research Ethics Office in your appendix (if your research required such clearance). This shows the examiners that you have obtained the necessary approval. Not including this could lead to a fail or a penalty! (For more details see the lecture on research ethics clearance).

You can use as many appendices as you need. If in doubt whether specific content should be in an appendix, in the main text, or should not appear, discuss with your supervisor. See below about word limits and appendices.

About word limits

Word limits apply to the main text, quotes, footnotes, and appendices consisting of original material. Front matter (title, coversheet, contents page, acknowledgements, abstract, glossary) and bibliography are excluded from the word count.

In order to be excluded from the word count appendix must be an external source or raw data or results derived from analysis. Examples can include (but are not limited to): filmography, translations, transcripts, ethical clearance letters, discographies, primary statistical data and software code.

Appendices whose “contributory value” consists predominantly of original material authored by the student will be included in the word count.

It is possible to exceed the word count by 5% (a 7,500 word dissertation can be up to 7,875). The examiners are not obliged to read any part of the dissertation beyond this number of words. As such, it will not factor into your overall mark and any work that falls beyond the word limit will be treated as having been omitted.

There will be no express penalty for going under the word count but it is likely that doing so will affect the overall quality and depth of the work in such a way that will result in a lower mark than you could otherwise have obtained.

  1. AI Declaration

Please ensure that you include an AI declaration at the end of your dissertation (this does not count towards the word count)

It requires students to acknowledge any use of generative AI tools in coursework by including a declaration statement along with your references. Please note that so long

目标/背景

基于项目的论文包括独立创建一个与数字文化相关的对象/作品,这些对象/作品可以包括但不限于以下示例:可视化、网页设计、数字应用、商业计划、营销活动、众包或项目设计。

你需要独立学习以定义、研究并创建自己的对象,然后撰写一篇关于该工作的学术论文。最终提交的内容应展示你独立生成研究对象的能力。

论文的目标是扩展现有知识或在独特的研究问题上产生新知识。

评估要求

你必须创建一个数字对象/作品(第一部分)并撰写一篇相应的论文(第二部分)。

第一部分:数字对象/作品

选择论文项目的学生必须通过独立工作创建一个数字对象或作品,然后撰写一篇关于该项目的学术论文。

你的研究与对象之间必须有明确的联系。你应该确保你的数字对象对评分的考官是可访问的。在论文的某一页面(在“引言”之前)提供你的项目链接。请不要在KEATS上提交你的项目(只有在特殊情况下才会被允许)。你的评分将基于你的论文和数字对象或作品。

第二部分:论文

你必须撰写一篇论文(通常不超过7500字),并从学术资源中汲取内容。格式通常包括引言、文献综述、方法、讨论/结果、结论、参考文献以及在适当情况下的附录。你的参考文献列表需要完整,且你的参考文献和文中引用的风格需要一致。推荐使用APA参考文献格式.

论文的书面部分长度不是固定的,应与导师讨论并个别同意。

论文结构示例
下面建议的字数和结构只是基于7500字论文的大致估计,不是固定的。你可能会发现某些部分需要的字数比指定的多(或少)。

请记住,这些只是指导方针。论文的结构、内容和组织应与导师讨论并获得批准。

引言(800字)
引言的功能是确保读者能够找到以下问题的答案:

你的项目是什么?
创建你的对象的目的是什么?
你将如何进行项目以实现这一目的?
引言还将简要概述你的论文结构。

文献综述(2000字)
文献综述是你项目背景研究的总结。它不仅是回顾现有文献和识别相关学术争论的地方,也是识别现有学术研究空白的地方。因此,一个好的文献综述应该已经是一个为你的研究项目辩护并将其置于背景中的论点。你的文献综述通常会分为几个主题部分。

你的文献综述应以你的研究问题结束,这标志着方法部分的引言。这个问题总是基于更广泛的研究领域,并应与你创建对象/作品的目的相关联。

方法(1200字)
方法部分用于解释你为了生产对象所做的事情以及原因。

这个部分有两个目标。首先,你将概述你为生产对象所采取的步骤。其次,你将解释你选择的方法如何与研究问题相关,从适当的文献中批判性地汲取。

你应该讨论你用于创建作品的方法。这些可能包括初步研究或二次研究。你还应该反思文献综述的发现如何决定了你选择的方法。

讨论/结果(2300字)
在这一部分,你需要报告你所创建的对象。在这里,你不仅要描述对象,还要将其特征和生产方面与文献综述、理论和概念,以及你的研究问题和方法联系起来。

结论(1200字)
一个强有力的结论将回答以下问题:

你的论文是否达到了目标并回答了研究问题?
你的主要发现及其影响是什么?
你对你的对象/作品有何建议?
你对研究过程本身有何结论?
进一步研究应该集中在哪些方面?
参考文献(不计入字数!)

附录

附录是放置与主要论点相关但补充的材料的地方。请记住在附录中包括你从研究伦理办公室收到的伦理许可信(如果你的研究需要此类许可)。这表明考官你已经获得了必要的批准。不包括这一点可能导致不及格或受到处罚!(更多详情请参见关于研究伦理许可的讲座)。

你可以使用任意数量的附录。如果不确定特定内容是否应放在附录中、正文中,还是不应出现,请与导师讨论。关于字数限制和附录的更多信息见下文。

关于字数限制

字数限制适用于正文、引用、脚注和包含原始材料的附录。封面材料(标题、封面、目录页、致谢、摘要、术语表)和参考文献不计入字数。

为了不计入字数,附录必须是外部来源或原始数据或分析得出的结果。例子可以包括(但不限于):影片目录、翻译、抄本、伦理许可信、唱片目录、主要统计数据和软件代码。

“贡献价值”主要由学生创作的原始材料构成的附录将计入字数。

可以超过字数限制5%(7500字的论文最多可达7875字)。考官没有义务阅读任何超过此字数的部分。因此,超过字数限制的部分不会计入你的总体分数,任何超过字数限制的内容将被视为已被忽略。

没有明确的处罚来低于字数限制,但这样做可能会影响工作的整体质量和深度,从而导致比你原本可以获得的分数低。

人工智能声明
请确保在论文结尾包含人工智能声明(这不计入字数)

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