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Postgraduate Course: Supervised reading: Literature review (BUST11231)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course provides an opportunity for students registered for any of the research degree programmes within the Business School to pursue supervised reading of literature on a topic relevant to the overall aims of that programme.
Course description The content and reading of the course will be agreed between the student and the supervisor during initial meetings and developed over the various weeks of the writing project, with mind of the structure provided.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% individual coursework - assesses all course Learning Outcomes.

A written report of no less than 5000 words and 200 hours of average student work. The report will involve reading seminal academic articles in the field of the student's own research, critically analysing these and reflecting learnings into the development of the student's own literature review.
Feedback Formative: The supervisory team will provide formative feedback throughout the course.
Summative: Written summative feedback will be provided on the submitted assignment.
No Exam Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% individual coursework - assesses all course Learning Outcomes.

A written report of no less than 5000 words and 200 hours of average student work. The report will involve reading seminal academic articles in the field of the student's own research, critically analysing these and reflecting learnings into the development of the student's own literature review.
Feedback Formative: The supervisory team will provide formative feedback throughout the course.
Summative: Written summative feedback will be provided on the submitted assignment.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate a bounded body of literature.
  2. Identify points of contradiction, paradox, and/or gaps in understanding in the literature.
  3. Assess how varying modes of study impinge on the framing of research and on potential findings.
  4. Write a paper that provides a coherent and critical understanding of the literature and that may lead to the development of propositions, hypotheses, or other clearly identified points of theoretical contribution.
Reading List
The readings will be decided in discussion between the supervisory team and the student. The readings should inform the intended research area of the doctoral thesis.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills - Understand the relationship between empirical research, theory generation and theory testing
- Comprehend the principles of research design and strategy
- Critically analyse and synthesize information to support research themes
- Be accomplished independent learners who take responsibility for their own learning
- Demonstrate a high level of communication skills: verbal and written
- Demonstrate research management and team-working skills
- Demonstrate independent action and initiative
- Demonstrate an ability to manage tasks and deadlines
- Be able to demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of an analysis
- Demonstrate advanced bibliographic skills
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Ben Marder
Tel:
Email: Ben.Marder@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Barbara Zamora
Tel: (0131 6)51 5011
Email: Barbara.Zamora@ed.ac.uk
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