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ASSESSMENT 3
BUS707 – Applied Business Research T2 2019
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.
Submission Details
- 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 – Sunday by 11.59pm
- Softcopy to be uploaded on Turnitin via Moddle links
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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 20%
Identify and discuss managerial implication of the four articles 20%
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. 20%
Apply relevant skills and knowledge of research, the wider context of the problem and the inter-relationships between them; 10 %
Present the information in a professional manner with correct referencing 10 %
Marking Rubric for BUS707 Applied Business Research Assessment 3 : Structured Literature Review – 25%
Criteria Fail
(0 – 49%) Pass (50 – 64%) Credit (65 – 74%) Distinction (75 – 84%) High Distinction (85 – 100%)
Summary of the articles
(30 marks)
The summary is presented as individual summary of the articles not as summary of the field and there is no discussion on progression of the field.
The summary is presented as individual summary of the article not as summary of the field, the progression of the field discussion also done as individual discussion rather than progression based on the four articles.
The summary has incorporated the information from 2-3 articles, however, the progression of the field discussion is done as individual discussion rather than progression based on the four articles.
The summary has incorporated the information from the all of the four articles, however, the progression of the field discussion is done as individual discussion rather than progression based on the four articles.
The summary has incorporated the information from the all of the four articles, and the progression of the field discussion has also incorporated discussion based on the four articles.
Common and different themes
(30 marks)
There no discussion on common and differences themes from the four articles, they are done on individual article basis.
There is discussion on common and differences, however it is only based on the themes from only two articles. Whereas the other two articles are discussed individually
There is discussion on common and differences, however it is only based on the themes from only three articles. Whereas the other article is discussed separately
There is discussion on common and differences based in the four articles however, the detail presented is insufficient
There is discussion on common and differences based in the four articles with comprehensive details provided in the discussion.
Managerial Implication
(10 marks)
There no discussion on managerial implication from the four articles, they are done on individual article basis.
There is discussion on managerial implication, however it is only based two articles. Whereas the other two articles are discussed individually
There is discussion managerial implication, however it is only based on three articles. Whereas the other article is discussed separately
There is discussion managerial implication based in the four articles however, the detail presented is insufficient
There is discussion on managerial implication based in the four articles with comprehensive details provided in the discussion.
Research Limitation and Recommendation
(10 marks)
There no discussion on research limitation and recommendation from the four articles, they are done on individual article basis.
There is discussion on research limitation and recommendation, however it is only based two articles. Whereas the other two articles are discussed individually
There is discussion research limitation and recommendation, however it is only based on three articles. Whereas the other article is discussed separately
There is discussion research limitation and recommendation, based in the four articles however, the detail presented is insufficient
There is discussion on research limitation and recommendation based in the four articles with comprehensive details provided in the discussion.
References
(20 marks)
The literature review has less than four references and/or more than four references and they do not meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peer-reviewed articles) and has no in-text citations
The literature has four references but some of them do not meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peer-reviewed articles) and has less than four in-text citation

The literature has four references and most them meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peer-reviewed articles), however, less than four in-text citation are used.

The literature review has four references and most them meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peer-reviewed articles), and four in-text citation are used.

The literature review four references and all of them meet the minimum requirement (2010 onward peer-reviewed articles), and four in-text citation are used.
Total mark out of 100
Total Assessment mark:
/ 25
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