Economic Assignment | Research on the Effect of Executive Stock Option Incentive on Corporate Performance
Students are required to develop a research proposal worth 3,000 words excluding tables, figures and
references. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the course coordinator before embarking
on the research proposal.
The aim of the research proposal is to persuade readers that you have: a valuable research project; a
good understanding of the relevant literature and the major issues; a sound methodology; and the skills
and the work-plan to complete the proposed research project. A research proposal should include all the
major elements entailed in the research process and contain adequate information for readers to assess
the proposed study.
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Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
School of Economics
Research Methods in Economics
Research Proposal: Title in full
An ECON7920 Research Proposal submitted to the School of Economics, The University of Queensland, in
partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of (Specify name of degree for which the research
proposal is submitted, e.g. Master of Health Economics (Adv)).
by (student’s name in full with surname underlined + student number)
(submission date for Research Proposal – the date – month & year)
Page 2 onwards
200-word Abstract on a separate page (specify your word count in bracket at the bottom of
· Literature review
· Research question and objectives
· Timescale *
· Appendices if any.
*May be placed after references but before the appendices, if you like.
Criteria & Marking:
Criterion Weight Indicative length
(words) Your word count Marks awarded
including referencing 10% –
Introduction and abstract 10% Around 200-500,
+200 word abstract
Aims and Objectives,
significance 20% Around 500-800
Background and 30% Around 1,000
Methodology 30% Around 1,000
Submission: An electronic copy must be uploaded through the relevant
Turnitin link on Blackboard. Due date to be announced in class and on
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