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Subject Area & Catalogue NumberCourse Name
BUSS 5261Analysis and Critique of Research-based Literature



Course aim

To extend skills in conducting the literature review as a discourse by engaging students in an analysis of related research-based and conceptual papers (journals, books, etc.). By the conclusion of the course, students will have prepared a comprehensive listing of literature, the rationale for the study, and the appropriate theoretical framework/themes and research questions/hypotheses in a brief research proposal format.

Course content

The focus of this course is to develop candidates’ ability in searching and reviewing the literature relating to their research area.

Teaching method

Internal, City West
Seminar8 hours x 3 sessions

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Internal, City West
Individual pre-seminar assignment1500-2000 words10%N/A
Group presentation on a select topicN/A20%10 minutes incl. class discussion
Individual presentation - Individual research topicN/A10%20 minute presentation incl. class discussion
Individual post-seminar assignment5000 words60%N/A


EFTSL*: 0.25
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