Unit description

Provides an opportunity to develop organisational research skills and investigate critically the literature relating to an agreed area with a view to identifying research possibilities. Students will be assisted to develop skills in literature searching, the analysis of research reports, the creation of a bibliographic data base, and the development and production of a short literature review. An essential requirement of this unit will be the identification of a research problem to be investigated for the purposes of successfully completing the two research project units, EDU93111 and EDU93112.

Unit content

Topic 1. Selecting and Scoping a Literature Review Topic – “Indulging Your Curiosity”

Topic 2. Developing an Annotated Bibliography – “Keeping a Record”

Topic 3. Analysing a Research Report – “Looking More Deeply”

Topic 4. Taking a Position – “Relating Research to your Interests and Needs”

Topic 5. Writing Persuasively – “Telling Others”

Topic 6. Responding to a Reviewer – “Listening to Advice”

Learning outcomes

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

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


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