Here is my 20,000 word research phase report for my final year project in college.
Before starting on this i trawled through the internet for something similar which would help me, a template to work off of, but couldn't find anything that wasn't really specific/technical, had an objective view and was professionally/academically written. Seems to be much harder to find this sort of stuff in relation to games as apposed to traditional software.
So i hope this may help someone who is also being forced to write this crap when they should be getting down and dirty with code ;)
PS: Google Docs screws up the formatting so click file -> download and open in word to view properly.