MGMT6794 Literature Review and Criticism

6 points
(see Timetable)
Trimester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit requires students to prepare a critical review of the literature, a summary of the major research problems previously studied and their contributions, and to identify suitable research questions for investigation. The unit prepares students for doctoral research.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the literature relevant to the proposed research topic; (2) reflect critically on the relevant literature in terms of methodological, empirical and theoretical constructs; (3) synthesise the body of literature examined into a holistic and readable report; (4) discriminate between literature that is pertinent to research and literature that is less relevant; (5) demonstrate an understanding of research methodologies and approaches used by researchers in their field of research; (6) identify relevant seminal works including areas of agreement and controversy; (7) identify possible research gaps which could form the basis of new research questions; (8) reference appropriately; and (9) develop a bibliography using EndNote.
Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit rules
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Unit Outline
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