BUS707 – Applied Business Research
ASSESSMENT 3: Structured Literature Review – 25%
This assessment is designed to allow students to identify relevant sources for their research and undertake review on a theoretical concepts/constructs that has real world business implications. This assessment relates to Learning Outcomes a, b and d
This article collections and structured review set a basis for literature review section of Research Proposal in Assessment 4.
Following consultation with the lecturer or tutor, the students research the field to find four academic articles relating to the research topic as proposed in Assessment 2. The articles must be from 2010 onwards, and all articles must be full papers (not research note or book reviews) sourced from refereed academic journals.
Note: Other than in exceptional circumstances, Assessment 3 will set the foundation for literature review of Assessment 4. PRIOR to its inclusion in Assessment 4 Research Proposal, students will be expected to make appropriate adjustments if recommended in feedback.
The structured literature review should addresses the following information:
1. Brief summary of the theory and progression in the field (i.e how has the theory developed)
2. Common themes/findings across the four articles
3. Different themes/findings across the four articles
4. Managerial implication of the four articles
5. Study limitations and future research direction proposed in the four articles.
– Individual Assessment
– Word limit: 1500 words (±10%) (excluding reference list)
– You need to state the word count of the assessment on the cover page.
– The review should be professionally presented using proper headings and sub-headings, in Arial 10pt or Times New Roman 12pt, single space. Harvard (Anglia) style referencing.
– Submission deadline Week 7 – Saturday 05 May 2018, by 11.59pm
– Softcopy to be uploaded on Turnitin via Moddle links
– Late penalties and extensions:
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– Applying for extension:
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Marks out of 20 will be awarded based on how well the following criteria is addressed:
Criteria % Marks
Present brief summary of the theory and discussion of progression in the field 20%
Identify and discuss common and different themes across the four articles
Identify and discuss managerial implication of the four articles
Discuss the limitation of each of articles and how the limitation differ across the four articles, as well as identify future research direction suggested by the articles.
Apply relevant skills and knowledge of research, the wider context of the problem and the inter-relationships between them;
Present the information in a professional manner with correct
referencing 10 %
A full Marking Rubric will be provided in Moodle.