Develops students’ understanding of the principles and practices of efficient organisation and the range of technological tools available to them to enhance their research practice. The unit is intended for higher degree students and researchers who are working on their own research projects. Students will be encouraged to apply the principles and tools as far as possible to their own work.
Unit contentTopic 1 Introduction and technical fundamentals
Topic 2 Personal management strategies
Topic 3 Workspace organisation
Topic 4 Writing efficiency
Topic 5 Communication and networking strategies
Topic 6 Literature searching – catalogues, databases, the Web
Topic 7 Literature management and organisation
Topic 8 Data collection technologies
Topic 9 Data analysis technologies
Topic 10 Using technology to support presenting and publishing research
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate understanding of the range of organisational and technological tools and strategies relevant to their research||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|2||critically evaluate a range of software applications, tools and/or strategies appropriate to their research||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|3||apply organisational and technological tools and strategies appropriate to their research||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|4||reflect on their own organisational and technological practices in relation to their research||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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