The project may be completed individually. Please note that group projects will not be encouraged. However, you can try to make a case with your Senior Project supervisor should you have a group proposal under consideration.
The project can be any one of several types that must be EVIDENCE-BASED
(1) a primary research project (highly encouraged)
(2) a case study
(3) a proposal for a new program / policy
(4) a program developed, delivered and evaluated by you and /or your team
Depending on the type of project, the format of your written presentation can vary; however, in general the project should follow the following format.
• Aims and Purposes of the study
• Review of the literature (every project will need to be evidence-based and therefore connected to relevant literature)
• Methodology used (either to collect data or to develop, deliver and evaluate the project)
• Conclusions and summary
• Recommendations (for further research, for suggested change in the organisation based on findings, outcomes, or for how the organisation could take the project forward).
c. Project Description / Method
a. Topic overview
b. Background/Literature review
c. Aim/s and objective/s / hypothesis
a. Case Analysis, or
b. Program/Policy proposal/plan, or
c. Research Method (quantitative/qualitative)
Findings and Discussion
Describe the findings/outcomes of your project (need to refer to the aims and objectives). Make a reference/comparison to findings from other studies listed in the literature review section.
Conclusion and Recommendations
Include a brief summary of the findings and recommended next steps. Detail relevant recommendations and next steps, where appropriate.