Articles Collection & Structured Abstract 20% Due: Wednesday the 9 th of December 2015, 2 pm
Undertake a literature review on a theoretical concept/construct of your choosing that has real world management implications (e.g., customer satisfaction, social media, airline industry competitiveness, return on investment, website quality etc.). Research the field to find four academic articles (the first article to propose the theory) relating to the concept; and three other more recent articles (2010 onwards) one of which must apply a quantitative research design, another a qualitative design and the third, a mixed method (qualitative and quantitative) design.
Please note that all articles must be full papers (e.g., not research notes, book reviews) sourced from refereed academic journals. Please review them and write an 800 -1,000 word structured abstract, which draws upon all the articles you have reviewed, using the following headings:
Brief summary of the theory and progression in the field (i.e., how has the theory developed since first proposed?)
Common themes/findings across the four articles.
Different themes/findings across the four articles.
Study limitations and how these differ across the various study designs (quantitative, qualitative).
Future research directions proposed in the articles.
Submit your List of reviewed articles and structured abstract through the Assessment Dropbox. by 2pm on Wednesday the 9th of December 2015 . The hard copies of your reviewed articles, List of reviewed articles, and the Structured abstract (with assignment cover sheet) to be submitted to your lecturer in class.
Assessment 1 – Wednesday the 9th of December, 2 pm – Article Collection & Structured Abstract (20%)
Student id: _________________________________________________________________
Theoretical concept the articles relate to: ________________________________________
List of reviewed articles:
Provide reference for each academic article (formatted using the Harvard Referencing Style)
Conceptual article (proposed theory)
Mixed method article
Assessment 1: Assessment Criteria – Structured Abstract
Structured Abstract Elements Excellent Very
Good Good Fair Below minimum standard
Brief summary of the theory & discussion of progression in the field
Discussion of common themes
Discussion of different themes
Discussion of study limitations & how limitations differ across the research designs
Discussion of future research directions (commonalities & differences)
Presentation (style, expression, grammar)
Marks are not specifically given for these elements, however, they will be deducted if not of a suitable academic standard