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Computer Science: Causal Laborers (Thesis Proposal Sample)


THIS was a project proposal for a fourth year studying computer science. The student described to me what kind of a system they would like to be implemented and i did the write up for it.


Project Title:
A project submitted to the Department of computer science in the School of Computer Science and information technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.
April 2022.
This proposal is my original work and has not been presented for a degree in any other University
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This proposal has been submitted for examination with my approval as University Supervisor
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Casual laborers are workers who have an explicit or an implicit contract of employment with companies which goes on for only a short period of time. The duration of the job is determined by the specific terms of the task to be carried out.
To acquire casual jobs by these laborers is quite laborer’s casuals are not guaranteed to work in one place. Theirs is to work in the company where they would get a job. Casuals are always at a risk of time wasting due to their mode of looking for these casual jobs.
This project would majorly be about these causals being able to get a job prior to their time of work with less struggle. Therefore, they would be able to register to the system with their details and the admins of the companies linked to the system give them jobs.
The project has used agile methodology coming up with a web platform, that is a website and USSD code for registration by casuals. The website would handle task definition, the casual’s lists categorized as per their residences and also all the necessary reports by the company admins. Data processing and analysis would also be done in the website. The USSD code would handle the registration of the casual website. The oriented architecture has also been used to allow for SMS gateways. After deployment the usability and functionality testing would be done.
Table of Contents TOC \o "1-3" \h \z \u DECLARATION PAGEREF _Toc61274807 \h iiABSTRACT PAGEREF _Toc61274808 \h iiiLIST OF TABLES PAGEREF _Toc61274809 \h viLIST OF FIGURES PAGEREF _Toc61274810 \h viiDEFINITION OF TERMS PAGEREF _Toc61274811 \h viiiChapter 1: Introduction PAGEREF _Toc61274812 \h - 1 -1.1 Background PAGEREF _Toc61274813 \h - 1 -1.2 Statement of the problem PAGEREF _Toc61274814 \h - 2 -1.3 Objectives PAGEREF _Toc61274815 \h - 3 -1.3.1 Main objective PAGEREF _Toc61274816 \h - 3 -1.3.2 Specific Objectives PAGEREF _Toc61274817 \h - 3 -1.4 Research Questions PAGEREF _Toc61274818 \h - 3 -1.5 Justification PAGEREF _Toc61274819 \h - 3 -1.6 Scope PAGEREF _Toc61274820 \h - 5 -Chapter 2: Literature Review PAGEREF _Toc61274821 \h - 6 -2.1 Introduction PAGEREF _Toc61274822 \h - 6 -2.2 Case studies PAGEREF _Toc61274823 \h - 6 -2.2.1 Case study 1: Brighter Monday PAGEREF _Toc61274824 \h - 6 -2.2.2 Case study 2: Fuzu PAGEREF _Toc61274825 \h - 6 -2.2.3 Case study 3: Kazilink PAGEREF _Toc61274826 \h - 6 - Case study 4: JobRapido PAGEREF _Toc61274827 \h - 7 -2.3 Summary PAGEREF _Toc61274828 \h - 7 -2.4 Research Gap PAGEREF _Toc61274829 \h - 7 -2.5 Proposed Methodology PAGEREF _Toc61274830 \h - 8 -Chapter 3: Methodology PAGEREF _Toc61274831 \h - 9 -3.1 Introduction PAGEREF _Toc61274832 \h - 9 -3.2 Fact finding techniques PAGEREF _Toc61274833 \h - 9 -3.2.1 Online questionnaires PAGEREF _Toc61274834 \h - 9 -3.2.2 Study of available secondary sources PAGEREF _Toc61274835 \h - 9 -3.2.3 Telephone Interviews PAGEREF _Toc61274836 \h - 9 -3.2.4 Observation PAGEREF _Toc61274837 \h - 9 -3.3 Agile software development methodology PAGEREF _Toc61274838 \h - 10 -3.3.1 Advantages of dynamic agile development process PAGEREF _Toc61274839 \h - 11 -3.3.2 Why Agile for CASUALINK? PAGEREF _Toc61274840 \h - 12 -3.3.3 Planning phase PAGEREF _Toc61274841 \h - 12 -3.3.4 System Requirement analysis phase PAGEREF _Toc61274842 \h - 12 -3.3.5 System design phase PAGEREF _Toc61274843 \h - 12 -3.3.6 System Building Phase/Coding phase PAGEREF _Toc61274844 \h - 12 -3.3.7 Integration and Testing phase PAGEREF _Toc61274845 \h - 12 -3.3.8 Implementation and Validation PAGEREF _Toc61274846 \h - 13 -3.4 Preliminary Data Processing and Analysis PAGEREF _Toc61274847 \h - 14 -3.5 References PAGEREF _Toc61274848 \h - 14 -
TOC \h \z \c "Figure" Figure 1:Agile Software Development Cycle PAGEREF _Toc61274554 \h - 10 -
Figure 2:Dynamic development process PAGEREF _Toc61274555 \h - 11 -
SMS - Short Message Service
USSD - Unstructured Supplementary Service Data
KCEA - Kenya Constitution Employment Act
FCFS - First come first serve
ROAM - Ringier One Africa Media
JR - JobRapido
Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1 Background
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According to the International Confederation of private employment Agencies there are thirty-six million temporary workers and 7.7 million of these workers reside in Africa, this is in a survey that they did in 2012.Those workers work as labor brokers and are not entitled to one employer. This substandard form of employment has helped some people hold a firm holding as employers and created a created job for low living standard people in developing countries as employees. There has been an increase in casual laboring in developing and middle-income countries. Casual labor have not been the case in developed countries but with their reduction in in permanent employment jobs, it has led them to joining inADDIN CSL_CITATION {"citationItems":[{"id":"ITEM-1","itemData":{"ISBN":"1000256995","author":[{"dropping-particle":"","family":"Lansbury","given":"Russell D","non-dropping-particle":"","parse-names":false,"suffix":""},{"dropping-particle":"","family":"Wright","given":"Chris F","non-dropping-particle":"","parse-names":false,"suffix":""},{"dropping-particle":"","family":"Bamber","given":"Greg J","non-dropping-particle":"","parse-names":false,"suffix":""},{"dropping-particle":"","family":"Wailes","given":"Nick","non-dropping-particle":"","parse-names":false,"suffix":""}],"id":"ITEM-1","issued":{"date-parts":[["2020"]]},"publisher":"Routledge","title":"International and comparative employment relations: National regulation, global changes","type":"book"},"uris":[""]}],"mendeley":{"formattedCitation":"(Lansbury, Wright, Bamber, & Wailes, 2020)","plainTextFormattedCitation":"(Lansbury, Wright, Bamber, & Wailes, 2020)","previouslyFormattedCitation":"(Lansbury, Wright, Bamber, & Wailes, 2020)"},"properties":{"noteIndex":0},"schema":""}(Lansbury, Wright, Bamber, & Wailes, 2020).
These employer industries have always preferred casual labor because their work can be regularized into achievable milestones for budgeting and supervision purposes. Moreover, it has less implementation costs for instance most Kenyan companies and even in the united states of America do not have to pay for health and medical insurance for these laborers.
However as much as this is the case, acc...

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