Literature Review

Course code GSBR6203Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

Requires students to prepare a critical review of the literature that summarises the major research issues and their contributions and identifies a suitable research problem and associated research questions. The course prepares students for their research project through developing a framework for the dissertation based on relevant literature.

Available in 2014

HKMA - Hong KongBlock 3
WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Find and evaluate the literature and research of others
2. Develop a research question and/or hypotheses based on the literature studied
3. Understand the role of a literature review within a dissertation
4. Construct a coherent argument for their own research based on the literature
5. Write in an appropriate academic style
6. Write a literature review
ContentThe course content will be individually tailored following discussions between the student and supervisor. Topics will include:

* Defining the topic
* Developing the research question
* Developing literature maps
* Evaluating the relevant literature
* Developing an argument
* Academic writing requirements
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge60 units of DBA courses
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Workshop
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsLiterature Review and Written Defence
Other: (please specify)Literature Maps
Other: (please specify)Peer Reviews
Contact HoursLecture: for 36 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for GSBR6203