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

Not currently offered

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 Not currently offered
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for GSBR6203
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