HI6008 Business research project – Literature Review
HI6008 Business research Project T1 2019
Assignment 2 Literature review
This assessment item seeks to ensure that all students enrolled in the Capstone Unit – Business Research Project – are adept at sourcing relevant and current literature using academic search portals, such as Pro-Quest, and other places where high quality secondary data resides. Furthermore, this assessment requires students to not only read and summarise what other authors have already established, but also to become skilful at weaving together contrasting or complementary arguments relevant to their approved topic, research problem, and research question. Relates to Unit Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 5
At least 2500 words for the Literature Review
All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page. The assignment must be in MS Word format, single spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers. Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.
Assignment 2 Specifications Purpose: This unit aims to give you an opportunity to combine many facets of your acquired MBA skills into the production of a high-quality research project. Assignment 2 – the Literature Review – is designed to ensure that each team member masters the science of searching, locating, skimming, summarising, and using relevant academic literature and secondary data to create a compelling discussion and/or argument, thereby creating the context for their further research in pursuit of the answer to their research question. Your lecturer will LEAD you through the process, week by week. The learning will be progressive, so for best results you will need to be in weekly contact with your lecturer during class time at your campus. Assignment Structure should be as the following: 1. Major theories, models or streams of influence around this topic 2. Go deeper than your initial search now to find literature that leads you toward answering your research question 3. Make it clear of there are contrasting views coming from prior work in this area or if different opinions can be brought together to help solve the problem. 4. Remember, whatever you do NOT find out in this literature review will leave you with more work to do when you move to the next part of the project, i.e. methodology 5. Conclude your Literature Review with a statement showing how it has brought you closer to an answer to your research question.