STUDENT ASSESSMENT DETAILS Assessment 1 Literature Review - Individual Assignment (2000 to 2500 words, 30 marks total)
For this assessment, students are expected to demonstrate their understanding of the extant, academic literature related to an approved, business topic.
In consultation with their lecturer, students need to decide on a business-related topic/concept. Students need to select approximately eight to twelve (8-12), but at least three (3), peer-reviewed articles or comparable sources (online resource can be accessed using ProQuest or Google Scholar) that are related to the topic (as the basis of their literature review).
In the context of their chosen topic, students need to review the articles and sources selected, i. e. read and critically analyse (compare and contrast) the literature. In doing so, students are required to discuss the key ideas/arguments put forward by authors, identify communalities/similarities, differences and conclusions drawn by different authors.
Based on this analysis and discussion, students are expected to point out potential gaps in the literature that will form the basis of Assessment 2, the research proposal.
Marking criteria of the literature review include: the quality and currency of the literature selected; the student’s ability to compare and contrast author’s arguments/viewpoints and identify gaps in the existing literature in the context of the chosen business topic; the demonstrated ability to use Harvard referencing.
Please note: Please be noted that there are no suggested research topics in this semester.
You can start to select your research topic with your major discipline, e.g. Accounting, Finance, Management, IT, etc., then narrowing it down to a specific area of your interest.
Please be noted that you use your major discipline as a guide to select a research topic but you can choose any researchable topic even outside your discipline, for example: studentd of accounting can choose a marketing area as their research topic.