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 Trimester 2 - 2017 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Access, analyse and evaluate the literature and research relevant to their area of interest
  2. Develop a research question and a framework based on the literature studied
  3. Interpret 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
Assumed Knowledge 60 units of DBA courses
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Literature Critique
  • Annotated Bibliography: Annotated Bibliography
  • Literature Review: Literature Review

Contact Hours

WebLearn GradSchool


Face to Face On Campus 36 hour(s) per Term

Timetable 2017 Course Timetables for GSBR6203
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