Write a research proposal:
There is no set format for a research proposal although it should cover the main headings listed below and be at least six pages in length.
Title of project:
Computational intelligence, aggregation systems and decision making * Strongly connected to business intelligence.
Background and context of project:
This section should explain the background and context of the proposed research work with an indication of the main contribution to knowledge which you wish to make. Indicate why this area is an important area for research.
Aims and objectives :
This section should spell out three or four aims/objectives for your research to show what you want to achieve.
Literature review :
This section is a review of the literature which should outline the most important research that has already been carried out in your research area.
This section is a broad outline of the methodology you plan to use including:
the broad approach — qualitative, quantitative etc
how data/information will be generated and gathered and how you expect to deal with and analyse that data
Indication of any broad theoretical framework you may be using
ethical considerations where the research involves interaction with humans and where applicable, how consent would be obtained.
Resources required :
This section outlines the resources required for the project.
Research plan and timetable :
This section should summarise the steps and approximate timing within a six-monthly schedule over the number of years of candidature for your degree.
This section is a list of all the references that have been referred to in the proposal.