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This is an individual assignment. You are required to submit a critical analysis of research in relation to a chosen topic of study/area of interest in the context of Business Studies.
You need to undertake a significant literature review which outlines the underpinning methodologies and the research method(s) adopted in previous research which incorporates a range of viewpoints and perspectives. It is essential to provide a critical analysis that applies the knowledge and understanding acquired during the module to evaluate theoretical and technical aspects of related research methodologies and methods.
You are expected to demonstrate both breadth and depth of understanding of methodologies and should include the advantages and disadvantages of the research approaches and priorities, methods, tools and techniques and to discuss in detail the relevant ethical approaches, considerations and implications.
Typically, your essay should have (a) an executive summary (b) Introduction (c) literature review (d) research design, analysis, discussion and evaluation of planned research methodology and research methods (e) findings and what you have learnt from this assignment (f) references (Harvard Referencing System).
In this individual assignment, you are expected to use relevant materials from academic research books and academic empirical journal articles (ABS ranking listed journals) in your subject area to support your analysis and arguments when formulating your assignment. Your analysis, discussion and evaluation should be backed with appropriate academic references and examples where necessary.
This assignment should be presented with 12 pt. Times New Roman Text with line spacing of 1.5. The word limit is 3000 words (excluding references). Note that assignment below this word limit by more than 10% would result in decrease in the overall achieved mark by 10%. Proper referencing of all ideas, concepts, theories and quotes used in your work is essential. Normally you are required to present no less than 15 academic journal article references. The Harvard referencing system must be used, details of which are contained on your handbook. failure to employ a clear and appropriate system of referencing will be penalised.