Any programme specific information or requirements takes precidence over this more general guidance.
Regardless of topic, your dissertation should demonstrate the following skills: Your first task is to choose a topic that interests you.
Your dissertation gives you an opportunity to write a substantial piece of academic work on a topic of interest to you.
It is an opportunity to produce a work of scholarship, using the academic skills you have developed.
This is one of the most important parts of your dissertation as it links with your methods and can help with structuring your dissertation.
Methodology and research methods Give details of the methods you have used (sample, procedure etc.). How do they enable you to answer the research question?
Interpretive: Interpretivism is concerned with understanding the nature or meaning of the social world from the subjective standpoint of the people involved.
It tends to build on processes of qualitative observation.
Empiricism is an approach to evidence that is aligned to the conventions associated with the natural sciences.
It is concerned with explaining external realities from an objective standpoint.