Marketing research paperAugust 13, 2014 - Posted to Assignment types and subjects
Motivation and your marketing research paper
It’s nearly here. Your final paper. You’re not sure how you’re going to tackle it, nor your own attitude. After all of the work you’ve had to do these last three years, you’re not sure where you’re going to find the energy from. Fear not, help is at hand.
Marketing research papers
As with all research papers, there are things you should do. Here is a helpful list of things you should include in your marketing research paper.
- A title page with information pertaining to you and your studies.
- A table of contents telling the reader what they will find in your paper, and in the correct order with correct page numbers!
- An introduction that details the problem that is going to be addressed.
- Research information that documents qualitative or quantitative analysis –whichever you used.
- Data analysis to display results and justify the methods used.
- Findings which clearly present the reader with the results.
- A page that explains limitations in your research.
- A conclusion of your work, backed up by what you found.
- Recommendations for further research in the same area.
- A references page.
- An appendices for supporting work.
“This looks like a lot of work. Where do I find the motivation?”
The reasons for writing your research might be that your studies dictate it, you enjoy the particular topic immensely, you have been given no other choice or you want to carry out research in your field of work. Whatever the reason you will find yourself struggling at some point. You might have had the foresight to do all the pre-research and feel very comfortable in your topic, but you will still be faced with a lack of motivation during the time you’re doing the paper. Everyone faces burn out or feeling run down and flat, but here are some things you can do to combat that:
- Choose your marketing research paper topic well ahead of time so as not to be bombarded with too many choices to make at the beginning.
- Keep designing yourself colorful little timetables to stick to your wall.
- Make sure you have enough sources to do your marketing research.
- If you find yourself being blocked or lacking inspiration, try and identify what is causing this. Decide where you work best and what time of day. Use this information to your advantage.
- Build social activities into your timetable. Making yourself a hermit all day every day won’t help anyone.
- Remember that the brain can only concentrate for a number of minutes at one time. Buy yourself a timer that tells you to take a five minute break after thirty minutes of working.
- Do some exercise. A nice run around the park will give you time to think about how your paper is working out. It will give you more perspective and focus too.
- Have coffee breaks. If you don’t like coffee then have tea. If you don’t like tea then I’m afraid you’ll have to miss out on the caffeine boosts!