Literature Review

Assignment Aims: You are required to produce a coherent and well-structured literature review for your chosen research topic. For those students proceeding to Project Management Research 2, this assignment is intended to significantly assist your progress. A well-considered and presented literature review will require fewer and less significant re-writes in the second semester to bring it to a standard acceptable for inclusion in your final report (you should be aware that it is normal for literature reviews submitted this semester to require at least two or three further revisions in second semester). Assignment Tasks Produce a draft literature review of approximately 5500 words. Include tables and figures as appropriate and fully reference the work in the Chicago style. Format Your submission must have a cover page (details later), a contents page and a list of references in the Chicago style. The submission must be on A4 paper and be formatted as follows: • Font size 11 at one-and-a-half line spacing • 2.5 cm margin on left, right, top and bottom Pages are to be numbered in the top right corner. Use quotation marks for all quotations of no more than four lines of copy. Longer quotations should be inset, single-spaced and have no quotation marks. Ensure typing, grammar and punctuation are of a high standard and all typing errors are corrected. Continuous pagination is to be used throughout the main body of text (the cover, contents and list of references pages should be discontinuous pagination). Use bold type rather than underlining for emphasis, but keep such emphasis to a minimum. The literature review should have a heading in CAPITAL LETTERS and bolded. Headings in the body of the text should be in Title Case and bolded. Sub-headings in the body of the text should be in Lower case letters, except for the first letter of the title and for proper nouns, and should also be bolded. Headings of all three levels are to be numbered, eg 2.0, 2.1, 2.1.1. Sub-sub-headings are to be identified by a), b), c), etc., or i), ii), iii), etc., and are not to be bolded. All levels of headings and all bulleted points are not to be indented, but must be blocked to the left-hand margin. Leave two blank spaces before and one blank space after all levels of headings. Figures and tables are to be numbered consecutively and be complete with appropriate caption in Title Case, eg Table 2.1, Benefits of Quality, Table 2.2…; Figure 2.1, TQM Model, Figure 2.2…. Captions are to be placed above the figure or table. Cover Page and Binding Requirements The cover page must include the following information: • Department Name • Unit name • Assignment title • Student name and number • Lecturer name • Date of submission Marking Structure: Literature: • Breadth (evidence of reading broadly on the subject, with a sufficient and diverse use of reference sources which are relevant and up to date) 25/ 100 • Depth (appropriate depth and balance in each sub-topic) 20/ 100 Writing: • Synthesis of literature (appropriate interpretation, structure, order and referencing) 45/ 100 • Grammar, fluency, clarity 10/ 100 100/ 100

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