Research Database

E-Commerce; A Dissertation Proposal

This 5 page paper is the outline for a dissertation looking at the implementation of e-commerce by a large company. The outline includes security issues, advantages and disadvantages, the trade offs that may need to be undertaken to gain the most value, legal issues and how e-commerce should be approached and used strategically. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

Considerations for Developing an E-Commerce Entrance Strategy

This 57 page paper is a comprehensive dissertation style paper that examines the factors which need to be considered by a company proposing begin trading on the internet. The issues discussed in detail include a definition of e-commerce, advantages and disadvantages of e-commerce, security issues, legal factors, trade off’s and the general strategy. Real life examples are used to illustrate the discussion points. The in-depth literature review is then used to develop a strategy for entering this market. The bibliography cites 52 sources.

The Impact of Substance Abuse on Parenting

This 18 page paper is a proposal, literature review and methodology with a pilot study for a dissertation looking at the impact of substance abuse, such as drug addiction or alcohol abuse, on parenting, specifically the way in which substance abuse can impair parent - child communications directly and indirectly. The paper considers prenatal substance abuse and the way it may impact a child’s development and communisations abilities, then the abuse of substances after birth and the direct interference it may cause. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

Annotated Bibliography

This 41 page paper is an in-depth annotated bibliography prepared for a dissertation investigating low cost airlines in Ireland and the UK and potential future strategies. The bibliography lists 55 sources which range from generic strategy reference books to academic papers and articles and news articles and case studies concerning companies such as British Airways, RyanAir, EasyJet and the first airline company to follow a low cost strategy; Southwest Airlines. The sources are summarised and their usefulness assessed. The paper contains 55 sources.

Determining a Future Strategy for Ryanair; Concept Paper

This 40 page paper is a dissertation proposal to examine the position of the Irish low cost airline Ryanair and to develop a future strategy for the way it can increase market share and revenue in the long term. The paper gives an introduction, outlines the problem, presents a literature overview and a methodology with a length section on the way sampling will take place focusing on the use of the internet for the sample population. The paper is then followed by an annotated bibliography. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

Strategic Management; HRM in a changing Environment

This 5 page paper is the proposal for a dissertation on the way in which human resource practices are being effecting in both the public and the private sector by the need to view human capital as a resource and maximise its value. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Determining a Future Strategy for Ryanair; Concept Paper

This 19 page paper is a dissertation proposal to examine the position of the Irish low cost airline Ryanair and to develop a future strategy for the way it can increase market share and revenue in the long term. The paper gives an introduction, outlines the problem, presents a literature overview and a methodology followed by an annotated bibliography. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

Dissertation Proposal; Critical Evaluation of UK Welfare Benefits and/or Support System for Asylum Seekers and its’ Implications for Women Asylum Seekers and Refugees with Particular Focus on Somali Asylum Seekers and Refugees

This 22 page paper is the proposal for a dissertation to examine the impact of the UK welfare state on asylum seekers and how this impacts particularly on Somali woman and children who may be mire vulnerable and need more support than other asylum seekers groups. The paper outlines research questions, presents an outline literature review that includes consideration of the role of the welfare state and the way in which asylum seekers and refuges are treated and a methodology for primary research with the use of interviews. The bibliography cites 45 sources.

The Use of Computer programs in Teaching English

This 4 page paper is a dissertation plan to examine how and why computer teaching is able to help students learning English. The paper presents the reasons for the research, the research question, undertakes a brief literature review and states how the research will be useful for others in the future. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Master's or Ph.D.? A Cost Benefits Analysis

6 pages in length. If one is considering going for a graduate degree this is a must-have paper. The information contained within this essay can help an individual make the right choice. Based upon the author's own experience and with a bibliography of 6 sources, this is a hot topic whether for those who are currently students or for somebody considering going back to school.

PhD Admission Essay

A 4 page paper discussing reasons for applying to an educational counseling bridge program for practice in Texas. The student has experience working with middle and high school students and is interested in working against the growth of dropout rates. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Pursuing a Ph.D. in Education

This 3 page paper provides an overview of an admission essay for a doctoral degree in education. Educators face significant challenges in the educational setting every day. Whether assessing the specific needs of classroom populations or applying evidence-based practices to leadership goals, current research in education drives decision-making. The student pursuing a doctorate degree in education does so to pursue pivotal research in education that will support effective educational processes to address current challenges. There are no sources cited.

Dissertation Proposal - Sustainability Programs in Community Colleges

This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of sustainability programs in community colleges. A research design is proposed to measure what types of programs are most successful. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Reflection Upon "Common Shock: Witnessing Violence Every Day"

5 pages in length. With violence a wholly prevalent and commonplace reality in today's global community, it is not the least bit surprising to find how the impact of witnessing such brutality on a daily basis has both an obvious and concealed impact upon one's reaction. From recoiling in horror to being distracted in thought to becoming emotionally numb, Harvard Medical School psychologist Kaethe Weingarten, Ph.D. and author of Common Shock: Witnessing Violence Every Day says witnessing violence to the extent that contemporary society does renders people targets to physical and emotional distress. No additional sources.

Managing Investments in China’s Reform Climate

A 6 page research proposal written for inclusion in application to a PhD program. As China continues the transition from a state-controlled to a market economy, how will that transition affect long-standing systems that have been in place for decades, and what effect will it have on China’s long-term growth? Will China need to become increasingly “western” in its approach to financial markets, or will it be able to establish and follow its own course? Which approach would be of greatest benefit to the Chinese people? Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Probability of Intelligent Life Forms on Other Planets

In 5 pages the author discusses the probability of intelligent life forms on other plants around other stars. When one considers the "alien life form" concept, it is generally in a humorous or scary way as portrayed in the great number of sci-fi movies about aliens. One movie has been shown in recent years that is more real to life than imaginable. That movie is "Contact," which starred Jodie Foster as Ph.D. Astronomer Ellie Arroway. Although the movie was science fiction, it was real enough to make viewers ponder the real possibility of intelligent life on other planets around other stars. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

B.T. Washington & W.E.B. Du Bois

A 4 page research paper that discusses the lives of William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, who were both leaders of African Americans in the early part of the twentieth century. Both men were distinguished educators. But their philosophies concerning black advancement and their backgrounds were very different. Du Bois was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. Washington struggled to achieve his education. The differences in their background gives insight into why they disagreed on how the nature of racism in America should be addressed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Transcendence And Transformation In The Life Patterns Of Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Article Analysis

7 pages in length. The study title clearly states both the variable and the population to be studied by using the aspects of time, gender and ailment. The evidence that indicates the researcher's qualifications to conduct the research is presented in the form of Jane Neill being both an RN and Ph.D., as well as FRCNA. The abstract provides quite a detailed overview of the article, which fully prepares the reader for what to expect throughout the study. The writer provides a detailed analysis based upon an outline provided by LoBiondo-Wood and Haber's "Nursing Research: Methods, Critical Appraisal and Utilization." Bibliography lists 1 source.

Four Dissertation Proposals

This 16 page paper outlines four potential dissertations that concern accounting issues between the UK and one or more Arabic nations. The proposals have an outline question, consideration of the theoretical basis, a short literature review and a suggested schedule. The subjects are; 1. Environmental accounting in two different areas, 2. Accounting and terrorism, 3. The impact of international accounting standards on two different regions and 4. The impact of trade organisations and cartels on profits. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

Dissertation Summary

This 5 page paper provides a review of the idea, hypothesis and methodology that was used in research to assess whether or not outsourcing can reduce costs or increase the value to government services.

10 Dissertation Proposals

This 11 page paper has brief outline suggestions for projects or papers suitable for international accounts students. Subjects include the future of Islamic banking in the west, international environmental accounting, terrorism and accounting, the impact of cartels on profits, the role of the internet for financial management, cultural differences in accounting of different countries, risk reduction for international financial transactions and different ways of managing pensions schemes. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Interdisciplinary Social Action: A Review of Four Dissertations

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of interdisciplinarity in social work. The particular example of Black churches responding to the AIDS epidemic is utilized. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Introduction for Dissertation to Assess if there is a Correlation between Hedging and Airline Profitability

This 4 page paper is an introduction for a project to assess whether or not there is a positive correlation between airlines which undertake fuel hedging and profit levels. The introduction provides justification for the research to take place and identifies qualitative and quantitative research questions. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

How Can the Recycling of Concrete Waste be increased in the UK?

This 70 page paper is an examination of the potential to increase the level of concrete recycling in the UK. The full length dissertation includes an introduction, aims and rationale. An in-depth literature review is undertaken to assess the need for more recycling, how it may take place and the uses for recycled concrete. The case study of Japan is used as an example of high achievement in recycling of concrete, the approach is assessed for viability in the UK. The paper focuses on the issues from the perspective of the construction industry. The bibliography cites 46 sources.

Returning Injured Workers to Work: A View of Worker’s Compensation Cases, Workplace and Safety Protocols, and Long-term Planning for Re-entry

This 250 page dissertation provides an overview of the problem of workplace injury and worker’s compensation and then the necessity to determine workplace and safety protocols for the return of injured workers to the workplace. This study not only considers the successes of these programs, but also presents a study of the psychological and sociological determinants of compliance and participation with return-to-work programs and the organizational issues that determine the failure of some of these programs. In particular, this paper creates a dual methodology, that studies the reflections of individual participants and then assessments of some standard personality characteristics as well as motivation, truthfulness and self-esteem. Bibliography lists 140 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

Chapter 2, known as the Literature Review, is where most of a dissertation's sources ...
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Chapter Three:  Methodology

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Chapter Four:  Discussion

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Chapter Five:  Conclusions

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Bibliography

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