Research assessment guide
Economic development of GCC (ECO320)
Each group (min two students- Max three students) has to:
A. Prepare a power point presentation (schedule of presentation will be announced on moodle -start the week of 4 April). Feedbacks and comments from presentation have to be considered in the report. (5 points) each team member should participate to the presentation.
B. Submit a research report (deadline for report submission on Moodle is Monday 26 April). The research topics reveals key development issues in the GCC. (20 points)
The report should include the following sections:
Select the topic.
Discuss the choice of the topic/ why you find it interesting
Reveal a research question (a problematic related to the topic/ challenges / causal effect relationship …).
2. Literature review (2pages)
LR should be focused on published papers (as a reliable source of information) strongly related to the topic and to the research question.
The summary of the LR should be done as follow:
Each couple of papers discussing the same idea have to be summarized in the same paragraph.
No need to summarize each paper separately.
The LR should includes from 5 to 7 paragraphs.
The quality of reference is vital.
3. SDGs (1-2 pages)
Discuss which sustainable development goals are related to the research question.
Under each goal, look to the different targets.
Update the moving forward of GCC countries to achieve the SDG goals (only targeting those related to your topic). You may mention some successful stories or real experiences that reflect the achievement of the goal or target. You may argue the examples with data and statistics.
4. COVID19 effects (1- 2 pages)
Discuss how the covid pandemic has affected your research question(problematic). It could be no real effect or a deep negative impact. (it is important that you justify your writing with figures and statistics /data…). You may use World bank data (world development indicators); Dubai statistics center …look to the other statistics websites in GCC countries.
A comparison between GCC countries is needed to distinguish the variation of the covid19 effect
5. References section has to be included
The level of plagiarism would be checked in each report.
The research is covering GCC countries, make sure to make a comparison between the six countries
The leader has to fairly evaluate each team member by giving him a mark (out of 5 points) included in the last page