Subject Code & Title :- ELEE1169 Research Planning And Communications
Assessment Type :- Individual Research Practice
Weighting :- 70%
You are required to write a proposal of a small-scale research project. The project should be relevant to the subject area that you are studying and should be completed by one researcher yourself full-time.
ELEE1169 Research Planning And Communications Assignment – UK
PART ONE :
1. Write an abstract of your proposed project with a project title .
2. Write an introduction to the research area  problems to be addressed  and potential benefits to industry and the society
3.Describe the aims , objectives  and scope of your project
4.Describe the novelty of your research
PART TWO :-
I. Obtain copies of 10 references that are of direct relevance to your proposed project Review the references and write your comments. For each reference you should write one paragraph about its main contribution to knowledge  and one paragraph about its shortcomings . Do NOT take the Abstracts and Conclusions directly from the references.
II.Do NOT include the actual copies of the references in your report, use the Harvard referencing system to list the references at the end of your report, and cite the references in the main text
III.Based on your comments (main contribution to knowledge and shortcomings) on the 10 references write an over all summary of the research gaps that your proposed project will address.
IV. You should follow the instructions in this assignment description. Do not follow the style of the Back ground section of the example proposal used during lectures.
PART THREE :-
1.Describe research techniques e.g., case studies data collection methods and equipment that you would use to carry out the project
2.Make a work plan by defining the tasks  to be carried. Schedule the tasks into phases  with mile stones and deliverables  in a Gantt Chart
3.Explain the tasks  and deliverables  in your report. Indicate potential risks of your project .
1.The assignment is NOT your final MSc project but the proposed project can be in relevant area of your final MSc project. Do not include your MSc project sign-up form.
2.The font size of the main text should be 11, single line spacing. The margins of each page should be 2.54 cm on all sides. Your report including the list of references should not exceed 10 pages (A4). The report should have a separate title page including the title of your proposal your full name student number and the Programme you are studying. The title page table of contents if you have one and the Gantt Chart are not counted for the total 10-page limit.
3.Your report should not overlap with your final MSc thesis or any other published reports/documents by over 20%. You should avoid including the contents of this report especially the literature review section) in your final MSc thesis, otherwise the system will identify that you have high similarity.
4.You should make sure that similarity of your report can be checked, e.g., if you use WPS Office to save your report it will appear as a PDF image in the system, and similarity cannot be checked. Reports without similarity checked will not be marked.