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MPD910 - Thesis Literature Review

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

R Carr

Prerequisite:

Completion of all eight Stage 1 DBA coursework units or enrolment as an HDR candidate

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Unit will be taught in Intensive mode. This involves two day-long seminars per trimester - Campus attendance for both seminars is compulsory. The rest of the unit will be taught in Cloud (online) mode.

Content

This unit deals with the practical aspects of critically evaluating existing knowledge in a selected business field, and effectively communicating, in a clear and persuasive way, insights gained from this assessment in a literature review.  This capability is crucial for successful research projects at doctoral level.

The unit also assists candidates to situate their proposed research, and chosen research methods, within the body of existing research within their discipline.  This will allow them to make knowledgeable choices about methods for undertaking that research and to develop clear and relevant research questions, propositions or hypotheses.

The main output from the unit is a draft of the literature review chapter of the thesis.  The work is usually also incorporated into the candidate's research proposal for MPD911.

MPD910 is normally undertaken in the candidate's first trimester after commencing their research project and should be taken at the same time as MPD911.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (individual) - Written Assignment 1 (1500-2000 words) - 30%

Assessment 2 (individual) - Written Assignment 2 (up to 15000 words) - 70%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

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Unit based calculation

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Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1305$1305$3051$3864

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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