Eco. 391 Online Quiz/ Discussion (Structure of a Research Project, Researcher and Methodological Debate)—18/4/2023
1. Congratulations! You have been nominated and Mr. President wants to appoint you as his Special Adviser on Research Methods and Documentation. As an academic and policy researcher you will apply your expertise and skills developed through study and research. You aim to publish papers on your work in peer-reviewed, well-respected journals and will write reports, policy briefs, books or chapters of books on your specialist area of knowledge. A significant amount of your time will also be spent on planning research, attending meetings with colleagues and contributing to the strategic direction of the administration. The role will also involve working with the economic team to develop ground-breaking ways and ensure insights are developed to support policy making efforts of the administration. What characteristics and qualities do you possess as a good researcher to fit into this position?
2. Discuss the structure of a final year project in Economics and what should be found at every section and sub-section.
3. List and discuss at least 7 issues associated with methodology debate; how can these issues be
resolved in other to improve research?
4. Define the concept of Referencing, list and discuss at least 5 referencing methods (with relevant examples) and discuss how significant it is to the design of research proposal.