Literature Review

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School
Availability Block 3 - 2014 (HKMA - Hong Kong)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Upon 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

The 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
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge 60 units of DBA courses
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Literature Review and Written Defence
  • Other: (please specify) - Literature Maps
  • Other: (please specify) - Peer Reviews
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 36 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for GSBR6203

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