Provides students with the opportunity to develop organisational research skills and investigate critically the literature relating to an agreed area with a view to identifying research possibilities. Students are assisted to develop skills in academic writing, setting up Styles in Word, establishing a bibliographic database, accessing information sources, managing a literature review and structuring an argument through a literature review. An essential requirement of this unit will be a critical review of the literature in an agreed area leading to the identification of research possibilities.
- Foundational research skills
- The nature and purpose of a critical literature review
- Researching a topic — accessing information sources, literature search strategies, managing the literature review process etc.
- Writing a literature review, including structuring an argument through a literature review.
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||locate information relevant to a topic of your choice||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|2||analyse and critique information relevant to a topic of your choice||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|3||formulate and write a well-structured literature review||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|4||demonstrate sound organisational, referencing and citation skills.||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Literature Review 1||30%|
|Literature Review 2||70%|
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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