Literature review

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Research Project

(KAP001)

Assignment 1: Literature review

Total marks: 100

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•             This assignment covers Topics 1 to 3 and accounts for 30% of your final grade.

•             There is one (1) question in this assignment. You should answer all parts of the question.

•             Marks are awarded for research effort and referencing.

•             The overall word limit for the assignment is 2,600 words. Marks will only be awarded for answers up to the word limit (plus 10%) for each question. Any material written after this will not be counted towards your mark for the question. Headings, quotes and references within the body of the answer are included in the word count. Numerical tables, calculations and reference lists are not included. For more information on word counts and their rationale, go to Assessment Assignment General assessment information.

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Learning outcomes (LOs) mapping           Marks

1.            Engage in research environments critically appraising the research of others.      40

2.            Perform a literature review in a specific area.     40

3.            Evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of qualitative and quantitative research methods.          Assignment 2

4.            Plan a qualitative or quantitative research design.            Assignment 2

5.            Develop, present and defend a research proposal as a possible basis for a research project.        Assignment 2

6.            Outline the major ethical issues involved in business research.   Assignment 2

7.            Report and communicate analytical findings and recommendations in a manner conducive to the profession or discipline.            Assignment 2

Structure and referencing            20

Total marks         100

Literature review (100 marks)

Instructions to students

It is essential that you go beyond your subject material to research your answers.

Your research effort will be rewarded.

Question 1                          (100 marks | Word limit: 2,600 words)

Use the topic selected in Task 1 and complete a literature review.

Critically analyse a minimum of ten (10) academic papers published in national and international journals or peer reviewed conference proceedings.

Present your analysis as a literature review on the selected topic.

The literature review must:

•             include an introduction to the topic

•             show in-depth understanding of the chosen topic

•             critically analyse the literature

•             identify gaps in the literature which students would like to further explore as part of their research proposal (Assignment 2)

•             include a conclusion.

Criteria-based Marking Guide for Question 1

The Criteria-based Marking Guide provided below is designed to assist students to understand what is expected of them in the assignment and to let them know how their performance will be judged. It provides advice about the criteria used in the marking of the assignment and the maximum marks awarded for each criteria.

Excellent (Mark range: 75–100 marks)    Satisfactory (Mark range: 40–74.5 marks)             Unsatisfactory (Mark range: 0–39.5 marks)

•             The literature review has a clear introduction which provides a brief overview of the topic.

•             There is diversity in the journals and papers selected.

•             A thorough review and analysis of at least ten (10) papers is undertaken which demonstrates superior understanding of the chosen topic.

•             The review of literature demonstrates the findings of various research and the students’ own analysis and interpretations.

•             Key gaps in the literature are identified which the student intends to pursue further in Assignment 2.

•             The literature review is clearly structured as a coherent body of work with a sound essay and sentence structure, and no errors in the grammar and spelling.

•             The literature review is logical and flows from one section to another.

•             It includes a valid conclusion based upon arguments set out in the body of work.

•             The Harvard referencing style is used.

•             There is an appropriate and correctly formatted reference list.

•             The assignment adheres to the question’s word limit.    •             The literature review has an introduction which provides a brief overview of the topic.

•             There is some diversity in journals and papers selected.

•             A review and brief analysis of at least ten (10) papers is undertaken which demonstrates an understanding of the chosen topic.

•             The review of literature demonstrates the findings of various research.

•             Gaps in the literature are identified which the student intends to pursue further in Assignment 2.

•             The literature review is well structured as a coherent body of work with a sound essay and sentence structure, with few errors in grammar and spelling.

•             The literature review is logical.

•             The Harvard referencing style is used with minor errors or inconsistencies.

•             A conclusion is provided.

•             The assignment adheres to the question’s word limit.    •             An introduction is not provided.

•             The topic outline is poor with little or no background or context provided.

•             There is no diversity in journals and papers selected.

•             A review of less than ten (10) papers is undertaken and/or the papers are inappropriate or not relevant to the chosen topic.

•             The review of literature does not demonstrate the findings of various research.

•             No gaps in the literature are identified.

•             The literature review is not well structured with poor sentence structure and multiple errors in grammar and spelling.

•             The literature review is illogical and/or verbose.

•             Referencing is not used or the Harvard referencing style is not used.

•             A conclusion is not provided.

•             The assignment is significantly under or over the word limit.

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