Migration flow

2500 words (bibliography is not part of the word count)

The topic is Migration flow

Argue Immigration policies between 2 countries

Introduction (heading 18pts)

The problem (subheadings 14 pts)

Describe the scientific problem in terms of how it has been discussed in current and/or mainstream research (=first paragraph).

This description should lead to your argument, purpose and research question (second and following paragraphs). We need to know in what way and why you want to contribute to the scientific debate. What motivates your research

If you have further relevant information to add (certain data, background etc.), this can be stated next. The IMPORTANT thing is that the whole introduction leads to the literature review and that the reader can follow an argument. Don t confuse the reader!

Literature review and theory (heading 18pts)

The literature review should begin with a paragraph reminding the reader that here you will discuss how existing research of relevance to your RQ has been conducted. It must then list those perspectives that make up your field (given the scientific problem), using the names you ascribe to these perspectives for example as the sub-headings structuring the literature review.

Use literature from the other two modules wherever relevant in helping you to understand two key things: a) what research has already been conducted that is relevant to your research question; and, b) how it has been conducted.

In the literature review you describe current theories concerning the problem thematically, like theory A, B, C etc., and argue why these approaches are insufficient, on the wrong track, or generally how you relate to them. It could be that you want to support or reject a particular theory. Specify your reasons clearly.

This chapter continues with your own supported argument or theory (already indicated on page 1), where you explain why you prefer this theory and how you will use it in the analysis. Particular concepts should be clarified and operationalised here. Explain briefly the particular ontology and epistemology that the theory presupposes or entails. End the SECTION with a summary.

Method (heading 18pts)

Here, you must refer back to the literature review and construct your own plan of how to go out and conduct research that helps answer your research question. You need to be able to argue the relevance of your method, both in terms of the research question, and be reflexive on how it produces valid and coherent knowledge. In particular, state and justify your data collection methods.

Given the ontology and epistemology entailed by your argument or theory, you should argue that a particular method could provide a scientific answer to the RQ. Tell the reader exactly how you will do and argue why this method actually can provide an answer to the RQ and clarify the problem.

You need also to describe and argue for a particular selection of data, and argue that this selection is sufficient and of the right stuff . Of course there are weaknesses in all kinds of methods and data selection. Tell the reader this and what this entails concerning your analysis (source criticism).

The easiest and most effective way to find a good method is to draw on how existing research in your field has conducted research. By combining different approaches and identifying what needs further clarification, or simply applying methods to a different case, it is possible to design a method for producing new knowledge.

End the section with a summary.

Bibliography (heading 18pts)

We recommend alphabetical order of all items. A division of different sources could be motivated if the primary sources are unpublished (e.g., interviews). However, do NOT sub-divide the bibliography according to journal articles, books, chapters, etc. See course guide for details

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