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Establish the research plan - decide on the research 'question' and how to answer it with methods and techniques to use.

Look into regulations - health and safety issues; data security; ethics procedures. All research that involves human participation or data and genetic modified organisms require ethical approval through the Universities ethical review processes Information about the University's ethical review process is available at

Set clear guidelines- Guidelines for the format of the project and also guidelines for the supervision period.

Check faculty regulations for format and submission of the dissertation, there should be clear guidelines online.

Set guidelines for supervision. Agree to a meeting schedule and communications strategy. Ground rules should be decided. Students expectations should be managed

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