RESEARCH DESIGN [40%]
Describe an appropriate Research Design for your research topic/question. You should try and describe it in terms of the 7 strategies presented in the week 5 lecture. If you are using secondary data, such as a property database, describe the framework that will guide how you might achieve your research aim using the data. (E.g. A case study design investigating the changes in Melbourne house prices over the past decade, using time-series analysis…). Your research design must clearly frame the steps taken during the research with proper citation for references associated with each step. [Chars 3,000]
A case study
DATA COLLECTION METHODS [35%]
List and describe the data collection methods that you plan to employ with your chosen strategy. Use the terms and justifications presented to you in the week 6 lecture. If you are using secondary data, such as a property database, describe the type of data you plan to access, and the variables you expect to analyse. Also comment on the reliability of the data and its source. For other methods, you should include as much detail as possible about: types of questions, sample sizes, length, participants, ethics considerations, etc.
RESEARCH DESIGN FLOWCHART [5%]
Provide a flowchart of your research design including data collection. Your design MUST seek to address the research question and your methods MUST be suitable to the research. As part of your design you should also include the data collection methods that you plan to employ with your chosen strategy.
List the references used in your research design in HARVARD format. Ensure that they are fully and correctly cited.