Cultural Awareness in Cyprus Maritime Human Resources.

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) Measure the level of cultural awareness in maritime human resources in Cyprus 2) Examine challenges to creating cultural awareness 3) Identify opportunities for enhancing cultural awareness in maritime human resources in Cyprus
Guidance on the Main Chapters of a PG Dissertation
 
Chapter 1: Introduction
 
The purpose of this chapter is to justify the topic of the dissertation or
research project as being worthy of research.
To do this successfully you the should:

  • Introduce the topic and its context.
  • Locate the topic within current academic literature.
  • Draw from non-academic literature sources (e.g. specific company

literature, government reports, newspapers etc.) to demonstrate the
wider relevance of the topic.

  • Show the contemporary nature of the study or a gap in the current

research.

  • Present the research questions to be studied as a logical consequence

of the argument you have constructed.

  • Summarise the chapter and introduce the next chapter.

 
(Approximate proportion of word count, 10%)
 
Chapter 2: Literature Review
 
The purpose of this chapter is to review and critically analyse the academic
literature pertinent to the research question(s). This chapter also provides
the academic debates and material to be used or followed up through the
collection of primary or secondary data.
To do this successfully you should:

  • Ensure the reviewed literature is relevant by using the research

question(s) as sub-headings, at least in the draft stage.

  • Demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the academic

debates relevant to their topic.

  • Critically analyse key authors contributions, identifying the strengths

and weaknesses of the arguments, testing their internal consistency,
and acknowledging and presenting the inevitable counter-arguments.

  • Avoid presenting literature uncritically – explaining and describing

concepts models of frameworks does not demonstrate understanding
at masters level..

  • Avoid presenting only the positive side of an argument, as a

researcher s/he must acknowledge and evaluate the negative aspects
of topic.

  • Summarise the chapter and introduce the next chapter.

(Approximate proportion of word count 30%)
 
Chapter 3: Research Methodology
 
The purpose of this chapter is to justify the research methodology and data
collection methods, which you have selected.
To do this successfully you should:
10

  • Support and substantiate your claims and discussions throughout with

reference to appropriate research methodology literature.

  • Justify the research strategy, philosophy and approach chosen.
  • Ensure the strategy or philosophy is consistent with your identified

research approach (e.g. qualitative or quantitative).

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the type of research

approach chosen, and the data collection methods employed.

  • Identify the limitations of the research in terms of methods chosen.
  • Summarise the chapter and introduce the next chapter.

(Approximate proportion of word count 15%)
Chapter 4: Results, Analysis or Findings & Discussion (these may be split into separate additional chapters but seek advice from your supervisor regarding the preference for the topic area)
The purpose of this chapter is to present the data and analyse the findings
in relation to the literature reviewed in chapter two (the latter may be
achieved in a separate discussion chapter if your supervisor recommends
this).
To do this successfully you should:

  • Ensure relevance the relevance of your findings/results by using the

research questions as sub-headings, at least in the draft stage.

  • Present the data in a clear and coherent manner, using tables, graphs

etc. as you and your supervisor agree.

  • Critically discuss the findings in relation to the literature in chapter

two, identifying areas of agreement and disagreement, and give some
thought as to why the results may or may not agree with the
published literature.

  • Identify any results that were puzzling or unexpected and consider

why this was so.

  • Summarise the chapter and introduce the next chapter.

 
(Approximate proportion of word count 35%)
 
Chapter 5: Conclusions, Implications & Recommendations (these may be split into separate additional chapters)
 
The purpose of this chapter is to conclude the study by drawing together all
the key issues and if you are doing an organisational project, to identify any
recommendations drawn from the research.
To do this successfully you should:

  • Conclude the study effectively by drawing together all the main issues,

state their implications and make recommendations – presenting them
in a coherent narrative.

  • Reflect upon the process of the research identifying what went well

and what should have been done differently.

  • Identify the limitations of your study.
  • Identify any areas of further study highlighted during the research process.
  • Include any personal/professional reflections.
  • Summarise the whole of the study.

(Approximate proportion of word count 10%)
 
 
The Final Format for Submission:
 

  1. FRONT Cover
  2. DECLARATION

Following the title page (second page) there be a page containing a signed statement. This declares that the whole project is work that you have produced alone and that you have also referenced authors work correctly.  This is a declaration of your academic integrity and honesty regarding plagiarism, commissioning or any other form of cheating. “I declare that this Dissertation/Research Project, in its entirety, is my own work. It has not previously been presented in whole or part, for any other award. Neither has it been published in whole or in part elsewhere and presented here without the proper use of references. Neither has it been commissioned in part or whole to be written by another party or individual on my behalf.”
Signed:

  1. ABSTRACT: A brief summary of your project and its findings (200-300 words).
  2. TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of chapters and subsections linked to the page number.

  1. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND TABLES:

Illustrations and tables will normally have a separate index.

  1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

Simply an acknowledgement of the individuals and groups who have
contributed towards your dissertation including your supervisor,
participants in your research and organisations who have allowed you access or any other person who has assisted you.

  1. DEFINITIONS AND/OR ABBREVIATIONS:

This is optional and will depend on the nature of the topic, ask your supervisor for advic

  1. CHAPTER 1:

Introduction and aims of research (see earlier explanation)

  1. CHAPTER 2:

Review of the literature (see earlier explanation)

  1. CHAPTER 3:

Research Methodology and data collection techniques (see earlier
explanation)

  1. CHAPTER 4:

Results, Analysis & Discussion (see earlier explanation)

  1. CHAPTER 5:

Conclusion, implications & recommendations (including strengths and
weaknesses of your research and further research to be done; see earlier
explanation)

  1. REFERENCES:

Alphabetical list your sources cited in the text, normally no bibliography
will be needed but please check with your supervisor as this may differ due
to the nature of your topic. This must always be in strict Harvard reference
format.

  1. APPENDICES:

Appendices within the dissertation do not count toward the total word
length. However, an appendix cannot be used to contain additional material
central to the topic under discussion that could not be fitted into your
dissertation because of the word limit.
 
This is an optional section and would not normally exceed 20 pages. An
appendix is not another chapter and academics, or examiners are not
expected to read the appendices so your project should not depend on them
doing so. They are likely to contain material that is not essential to your
argument in the dissertation, such as reference information or additional
data referred to in the text but does that not contribute to the main topic.
The appendices may include some lengthy material and likely to break up
the text in an undesirable way. You should always refer to the appendices in
the main body of the dissertation.
 
 
 
 
 
University postgraduate generic performance descriptors Level 7
 
Distinction
70-100 (1st class)
 
Aspects of this work are of a standard which could be considered for future publication in a professional journal. The work demonstrates a high level of originality with challenges to current theory and/or practice and specific, and examples of contestability. There is evidence of mature synthesis of theoretical exemplars, underpinning principles and practical interpretation. No obvious errors in referencing or grammar or syntax. The work demonstrates engagement in an academic debate which presents clear evidence of a considered (possibly deep) understanding of the professional issues studied, the approach adopted, and the position taken. The work fully considers the complexity of the context in which it is situated and the impinging external factors; it takes cognisance of differing perspectives and interpretations and recognises dilemmas. Ideas are presented in a succinct manner and conclusions and/or reflections are well reasoned.
 
Merit 60-69 (2:1)
         
 
The work demonstrates a capacity to express views based on sound argument and solid evidence in an articulate and concise way, and, where relevant, to put forward and make use of criteria for the judgement of theories and issues. There is evidence of effective engagement in a critical dialogue relating to professional practice, a clearly presented overview of an area of concern, and a comparative review of key authors, rival theories and major debates. The work demonstrates a willingness to question and to explore issues and to synthesise theoretical perspectives and practical application within a given professional context. Some small repeated errors in grammar or syntax. Possibly failure to apply Harvard referencing standard correctly in places.
 
Pass
          50-59 (2:2)
 
 
The structure and focus are evident and relevant to the assignment task. There is evidence of engagement with pertinent issues. Key authors and major debates are clearly presented and there is evidence of suitable basic reading. The work explores and analyses issues but is not strong on presenting synthesis or evaluations. The work is mainly descriptive but has achieved all the learning outcomes. Some repeated errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.
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Fail
          40-49
 
 
Whilst some of the characteristics of a pass have been demonstrated, the work does not address each of the outcomes for the specified assessment task. There may be little evidence of an ability to apply the principles of the module to a wider context. The work may be an overly descriptive account demonstrating only minimal interpretation, and very limited evidence of analysis, synthesis or evaluation. No counterarguments or alternative frames of reference are generated or considered. There is evidence of sufficient grasp of the module’s learning outcomes to suggest that the participant will be able to retrieve the module on resubmission.
 
Fail
          0-39
         
 
The work has failed to address the outcomes of the module briefing and there are fundamental misconceptions of the basis of the module. The work is mainly descriptive with too few references to appropriate literature and little evidence of independent thought or criticality. This work is not coherent and shows severe faults in structure and /or presentation. Faulty application of Harvard referencing standard and/or faulty grammar and syntax. Possibly it includes unsubstantiated statements or assertions. It is unstructured and extremely badly presented. Little or no real attempt to address assignment brief or learning outcomes.

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Cultural Awareness in Cyprus Maritime Human Resources.

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) Measure the level of cultural awareness in maritime human resources in Cyprus 2) Examine challenges to creating cultural awareness 3) Identify opportunities for enhancing cultural awareness in maritime human resources in Cyprus
Guidance on the Main Chapters of a PG Dissertation
 
Chapter 1: Introduction
 
The purpose of this chapter is to justify the topic of the dissertation or
research project as being worthy of research.
To do this successfully you the should:

  • Introduce the topic and its context.
  • Locate the topic within current academic literature.
  • Draw from non-academic literature sources (e.g. specific company

literature, government reports, newspapers etc.) to demonstrate the
wider relevance of the topic.

  • Show the contemporary nature of the study or a gap in the current

research.

  • Present the research questions to be studied as a logical consequence

of the argument you have constructed.

  • Summarise the chapter and introduce the next chapter.

 
(Approximate proportion of word count, 10%)
 
Chapter 2: Literature Review
 
The purpose of this chapter is to review and critically analyse the academic
literature pertinent to the research question(s). This chapter also provides
the academic debates and material to be used or followed up through the
collection of primary or secondary data.
To do this successfully you should:

  • Ensure the reviewed literature is relevant by using the research

question(s) as sub-headings, at least in the draft stage.

  • Demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the academic

debates relevant to their topic.

  • Critically analyse key authors contributions, identifying the strengths

and weaknesses of the arguments, testing their internal consistency,
and acknowledging and presenting the inevitable counter-arguments.

  • Avoid presenting literature uncritically – explaining and describing

concepts models of frameworks does not demonstrate understanding
at masters level..

  • Avoid presenting only the positive side of an argument, as a

researcher s/he must acknowledge and evaluate the negative aspects
of topic.

  • Summarise the chapter and introduce the next chapter.

(Approximate proportion of word count 30%)
 
Chapter 3: Research Methodology
 
The purpose of this chapter is to justify the research methodology and data
collection methods, which you have selected.
To do this successfully you should:
10

  • Support and substantiate your claims and discussions throughout with

reference to appropriate research methodology literature.

  • Justify the research strategy, philosophy and approach chosen.
  • Ensure the strategy or philosophy is consistent with your identified

research approach (e.g. qualitative or quantitative).

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the type of research

approach chosen, and the data collection methods employed.

  • Identify the limitations of the research in terms of methods chosen.
  • Summarise the chapter and introduce the next chapter.

(Approximate proportion of word count 15%)
Chapter 4: Results, Analysis or Findings & Discussion (these may be split into separate additional chapters but seek advice from your supervisor regarding the preference for the topic area)
The purpose of this chapter is to present the data and analyse the findings
in relation to the literature reviewed in chapter two (the latter may be
achieved in a separate discussion chapter if your supervisor recommends
this).
To do this successfully you should:

  • Ensure relevance the relevance of your findings/results by using the

research questions as sub-headings, at least in the draft stage.

  • Present the data in a clear and coherent manner, using tables, graphs

etc. as you and your supervisor agree.

  • Critically discuss the findings in relation to the literature in chapter

two, identifying areas of agreement and disagreement, and give some
thought as to why the results may or may not agree with the
published literature.

  • Identify any results that were puzzling or unexpected and consider

why this was so.

  • Summarise the chapter and introduce the next chapter.

 
(Approximate proportion of word count 35%)
 
Chapter 5: Conclusions, Implications & Recommendations (these may be split into separate additional chapters)
 
The purpose of this chapter is to conclude the study by drawing together all
the key issues and if you are doing an organisational project, to identify any
recommendations drawn from the research.
To do this successfully you should:

  • Conclude the study effectively by drawing together all the main issues,

state their implications and make recommendations – presenting them
in a coherent narrative.

  • Reflect upon the process of the research identifying what went well

and what should have been done differently.

  • Identify the limitations of your study.
  • Identify any areas of further study highlighted during the research process.
  • Include any personal/professional reflections.
  • Summarise the whole of the study.

(Approximate proportion of word count 10%)
 
 
The Final Format for Submission:
 

  1. FRONT Cover
  2. DECLARATION

Following the title page (second page) there be a page containing a signed statement. This declares that the whole project is work that you have produced alone and that you have also referenced authors work correctly.  This is a declaration of your academic integrity and honesty regarding plagiarism, commissioning or any other form of cheating. “I declare that this Dissertation/Research Project, in its entirety, is my own work. It has not previously been presented in whole or part, for any other award. Neither has it been published in whole or in part elsewhere and presented here without the proper use of references. Neither has it been commissioned in part or whole to be written by another party or individual on my behalf.”
Signed:

  1. ABSTRACT: A brief summary of your project and its findings (200-300 words).
  2. TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of chapters and subsections linked to the page number.

  1. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND TABLES:

Illustrations and tables will normally have a separate index.

  1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

Simply an acknowledgement of the individuals and groups who have
contributed towards your dissertation including your supervisor,
participants in your research and organisations who have allowed you access or any other person who has assisted you.

  1. DEFINITIONS AND/OR ABBREVIATIONS:

This is optional and will depend on the nature of the topic, ask your supervisor for advic

  1. CHAPTER 1:

Introduction and aims of research (see earlier explanation)

  1. CHAPTER 2:

Review of the literature (see earlier explanation)

  1. CHAPTER 3:

Research Methodology and data collection techniques (see earlier
explanation)

  1. CHAPTER 4:

Results, Analysis & Discussion (see earlier explanation)

  1. CHAPTER 5:

Conclusion, implications & recommendations (including strengths and
weaknesses of your research and further research to be done; see earlier
explanation)

  1. REFERENCES:

Alphabetical list your sources cited in the text, normally no bibliography
will be needed but please check with your supervisor as this may differ due
to the nature of your topic. This must always be in strict Harvard reference
format.

  1. APPENDICES:

Appendices within the dissertation do not count toward the total word
length. However, an appendix cannot be used to contain additional material
central to the topic under discussion that could not be fitted into your
dissertation because of the word limit.
 
This is an optional section and would not normally exceed 20 pages. An
appendix is not another chapter and academics, or examiners are not
expected to read the appendices so your project should not depend on them
doing so. They are likely to contain material that is not essential to your
argument in the dissertation, such as reference information or additional
data referred to in the text but does that not contribute to the main topic.
The appendices may include some lengthy material and likely to break up
the text in an undesirable way. You should always refer to the appendices in
the main body of the dissertation.
 
 
 
 
 
University postgraduate generic performance descriptors Level 7
 
Distinction
70-100 (1st class)
 
Aspects of this work are of a standard which could be considered for future publication in a professional journal. The work demonstrates a high level of originality with challenges to current theory and/or practice and specific, and examples of contestability. There is evidence of mature synthesis of theoretical exemplars, underpinning principles and practical interpretation. No obvious errors in referencing or grammar or syntax. The work demonstrates engagement in an academic debate which presents clear evidence of a considered (possibly deep) understanding of the professional issues studied, the approach adopted, and the position taken. The work fully considers the complexity of the context in which it is situated and the impinging external factors; it takes cognisance of differing perspectives and interpretations and recognises dilemmas. Ideas are presented in a succinct manner and conclusions and/or reflections are well reasoned.
 
Merit 60-69 (2:1)
         
 
The work demonstrates a capacity to express views based on sound argument and solid evidence in an articulate and concise way, and, where relevant, to put forward and make use of criteria for the judgement of theories and issues. There is evidence of effective engagement in a critical dialogue relating to professional practice, a clearly presented overview of an area of concern, and a comparative review of key authors, rival theories and major debates. The work demonstrates a willingness to question and to explore issues and to synthesise theoretical perspectives and practical application within a given professional context. Some small repeated errors in grammar or syntax. Possibly failure to apply Harvard referencing standard correctly in places.
 
Pass
          50-59 (2:2)
 
 
The structure and focus are evident and relevant to the assignment task. There is evidence of engagement with pertinent issues. Key authors and major debates are clearly presented and there is evidence of suitable basic reading. The work explores and analyses issues but is not strong on presenting synthesis or evaluations. The work is mainly descriptive but has achieved all the learning outcomes. Some repeated errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.
page20image36056
 
Fail
          40-49
 
 
Whilst some of the characteristics of a pass have been demonstrated, the work does not address each of the outcomes for the specified assessment task. There may be little evidence of an ability to apply the principles of the module to a wider context. The work may be an overly descriptive account demonstrating only minimal interpretation, and very limited evidence of analysis, synthesis or evaluation. No counterarguments or alternative frames of reference are generated or considered. There is evidence of sufficient grasp of the module’s learning outcomes to suggest that the participant will be able to retrieve the module on resubmission.
 
Fail
          0-39
         
 
The work has failed to address the outcomes of the module briefing and there are fundamental misconceptions of the basis of the module. The work is mainly descriptive with too few references to appropriate literature and little evidence of independent thought or criticality. This work is not coherent and shows severe faults in structure and /or presentation. Faulty application of Harvard referencing standard and/or faulty grammar and syntax. Possibly it includes unsubstantiated statements or assertions. It is unstructured and extremely badly presented. Little or no real attempt to address assignment brief or learning outcomes.

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