2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
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%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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