Student research

APM is keen to support all students at all levels regarding their research into the management of projects.

Our research department encourages students to submit their surveys and would like to see the project management community becoming involved by completing the surveys, if applicable, and answering questions which will assist students in their studies.

Your input will help to develop the knowledge base of project management and drive the profession forward. 

Disclaimer: Please note that whilst APM are keen to advertise these research opportunities it is the responsibility of each student to follow their University's ethical guidelines.

Promote your research

List of current research by students

The following is a list of current and recent requests from students for assistance and contributions to aid their research activities. Please note that some of these are date sensitive.

IT Upstream Procurement Survey

Synopsis  My name is Matt Franklin and I'm undertaking a major research project, entitled 'The impact of vendor procurement processes on I.T. project success: an exploratory sequential mixed methods study', as part of an MSc programme in Project Management accredited by Anglia Ruskin University. The purpose of this research is to investigate the impact of the pre-contract award phase of procurement activities on the eventual outcome of IT projects.

Target audience  Anyone who has experience of procuring Information Technology systems or services.

Closing date  30 October 2021

Participate in survey


Projects, Ethical Leadership, Trust and Project Methodology, Tool, and Framework (PMMT) Use

Synopsis  The purpose of this research is to explore perceived influence of ethical leadership, trust, and use of project management methodologies, tool, and frameworks (PMMT) on perceived project management success (ProjMS).

Target audience  Project/program managers, project/program team leads, and project/program team members.

Closing date  30 September 2021

Participate in survey


Promote your research

APM members can promote their existing research to encourage participants by completing the form below, including your research link, end of survey closing date and membership number.

To share research outputs which may benefit the wider community please get in touch with the research manager, Daniel Nicholls.



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