Assignment: Conducting a Literature Review on a Research Problem/Phenomenon

Business Finance

Study topic is Workplace conflict in China

One of the early stages in developing a research project is to examine the available literature on your topic of interest and related topics. A literature review is a carefully crafted examination of credible literature relevant to your focus topic. Discovering what others have produced and organizing and synthesizing this information into a coherent picture will allow you to place your own research interests into the larger context. A literature review should not be a mere summary of your articles but instead should relate to how the literature supports your study’s focus.

To prepare for this Assignment, review this week’s Learning Resources, and conduct a literature search in the Walden Library for articles related to the “problem” or “phenomenon” you submitted as part of your Draft Business Problem Statement for your Week 8 Assignment in your previous course (DDBA 8161). Focus only on full-text scholarly or peer-reviewed articles or doctoral studies/dissertations. Narrow or broaden your results so that you have six (three quantitative and three qualitative) viable scholarly sources. Be sure to review Section 1.14 of the Doctoral Study Rubric and Research Handbook, provided in this week’s Required Readings, for further details of literature reviews and their requirements.

By Day 7

Submit a 4- to 5-page literature review in which you critically analyze and synthesize the six articles (three quantitative and three qualitative) related to your specific business problem. For each article, complete the following:

  • Critical Analysis
    • Identify the problem.
    • Describe the major finding(s).
    • Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the study.
  • Synthesis
    • Describe the placement of the research problem/phenomenon area.
    • Explain the relationship of the study to existing literature.

Note: Be sure to use the APA Course Paper Template (6th ed.) to complete this Assignment. Also, refer to the Week 2 Assignment Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work.