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Assessment 3
Assessment type: Structured literature review – Individual. 2,000 words report (+ 10%)
Purpose: This assessment is designed to allow students to identify relevant sources for their research and undertake review on theoretical concepts/constructs that has real world business implications. This assessment relates to learning outcomes a, b and d.
Value: 25% Due Date: Week 8 – 11:59 pm Saturday of Week 8.
Submission: Upload a soft copy to Moodle and Turnitin via Moodle links
Topic: Literature review
Task Details: Following consultation with the lecturer or tutor, the students research the field to develop literature review relating to the research topic as proposed in Assessment 2. Minimum 8 articles should be used and they must be from 2010 onwards, and all articles must be full papers (not research note or book reviews) sourced from refereed academic journals.
The Literature Review should be presented in the following structure:
Contents Length (word counts)
Project title: descriptive summary of the proposed research topic. Max. 50 words
Research Questions and Research Objectives – present the research questions and objectives in bullet points (the same as the ones provided in A2). 100 – 150 words
Discussion of major theories, models or streams of influence around this topic - provides evidence that you have gone deeper than your initial search now to find literature that leads you toward answering your research question. The more comprehensive your literature review, the better. 1000 words
Gap in the Literature - draw the reader’s attention to any contrasting views expressed in prior research in this area and give your view of how differing opinions can be brought together to help answer the research question and ultimately resolve the research problem. 500 words
Discuss how the LR has provided you with theoretical bases an answer to your research question(s). 300 words
Marks out of 25 will be awarded based on how well the following criteria is addressed:
Criteria % Marks
Identification of appropriate body of knowledge 20%
Depth of the literature Search 30%
Quality of the literature used 10%
Structure of the literature review 10%
Clarity on discussion on the gap in the literature 20%
References list and Referencing (in-text citation) 10%
Submission requirements details: Individual Assessment. Word limit: 2000 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 8 – Sunday by 11.59pm. Softcopy to be uploaded on Turnitin via Moddle links.

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