October 12 and November 2, 2010
This dual assignment is worth 10% of your final grade (5% for
The purpose of this dual assignment is to help you organize your
ideas concerning your topic, formulate a research question,
identify data or information to be collected and methods of
analysis, and identify the broader significance of the research
to the discipline.
The topic must be approved by your supervisor prior to the due
date. This will ensure that the research question is appropriate
1. Title page - working title, course number and name,
student number and name, supervisor's name.
2. Introduction - introductory paragraph that identifies
and describes the research question to be addressed.
3. Main Body - 2 to 3 paragraphs that outline in greater
detail the following:
a. research question to
b. the geographical
importance/relevance of the topic;
c. data or information to
d. methods of analysis.
CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT
• Title (0.5 pt) - communicates clearly the focus of the topic
to the reader.
• Introduction (0.5 pt) - clearly stated purpose and research
• Main Body (3 pts):
- provides reader with
basic understanding of topic and its importance;
- identifies relevance of
the topic to the broader discipline;
- identifies and provides
justification for data and information to be collected;
- identifies methods of
• Style (1 pt) - spelling and grammar, ability to communicate
ideas clearly and succinctly in written format.
NOTE ON THE REVISED PROPOSAL
Apart from incorporating feedback from the instructor and your
advisor, your revised proposal should include references to the
literature surveyed in your first assignment. In particular, try
to situate your research in relation to what has already been
done in your area of research as well as the relevance of your
work to the broader discipline using these references. You can
add up to a page (excluding the required bibliography) to the
length of your original proposal.
POLICY ON LATE ASSIGNMENTS
Late assignments will be given a penalty of one percent per day
from the final grade for the assignment up to a maximum of 5
days. After 5 days the assignment will not be assessed resulting
in a grade of zero.
GGR417Y5 Research Project |
| Annotated Bibliography
| Research Proposal |
Progress Report |
Draft Report |
- Search Strategy
- Critical Appraisal Form