Background and relevant literature
[(2) Explain why answering the question above will add important knowledge to existing knowledge. That is, explain how this will improve humanity’s understanding of business (problem definition).
(4) To do so you got to briefly explain what is known on the topic so far and what knowledge your research will add to this. It may also be that your research will potentially increase the range of applicability of existing theory. In that case you have to indicate the theory whose range of applicability you hope to increase.]
Sub questions or research objectives
What is mend with entrepreneurship?
How many successful entrepreneurs have done an academic education?
What is mend with academic competences?
Are these academic competences really schooled?
Is there really a link between academic competences and entrepreneurial success?
[(5) For each stage of your research project describe clearly who you will research (your sample), how you will reach them (sampling technique), who they represent (your population) and how you will conduct the research once you have successfully reached them (observing, interviewing etc. – your method). If you use other people’s methods, categorizations and techniques to help you answer questions you have to indicate these and the sources you take them from as well. Defend all your choices in terms of reliability, validity and generalizability]
[(7) Use a Gantt chart like the one in box 2.15 to visualize the planning of your research in time (Saunders et al 2012, p. 58)]
[(6) Describe the special contacts, hard- or software or other equipment you need to complete this research successfully and assess whether you can secure them]
[(8) Harvard style]