Journey of developing a topic into a study

France, Adrian (2011) Journey of developing a topic into a study. In: Proceedings of the 15th Annual Waikato Management School Student Research Conference. Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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The development of a topic and research question suitable for a PhD thesis can be demanding or at least time consuming. This paper presents the process that the researcher undertook to refine the topic into a project more appropriate and suitable for a thesis. The various research projects of the researcher are presented, eventually reaching three potential research topics. The potential research topics include a study matching sponsorship of sport organisations to businesses, followed with a proposed research topic into participation of yachting using questionnaires and participant observation, before another proposed evaluative study on youth yachting programs.

Item Type:Book Section
Keywords that describe the item:PhD, thesis, proposal, research
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:1349
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Deposited On:09 Nov 2011 21:00
Last Modified:09 Nov 2011 21:00

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