This unit facilitates the development of a literature review to identify and explore a specific research problem. Students are mentored in skills and understanding including literature searching and selection; conceptual framework development; theoretical framework development; analysis, synthesis and evaluation of literature; and academic style and structure. For most students the critical literature review will contribute directly to an ongoing research project.
- 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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||locate information relevant to a topic of your choice|
|2||analyse and critique information relevant to a topic of your choice|
|3||formulate and write a well-structured literature review|
|4||demonstrate sound organisational, referencing and citation skills.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- locate information relevant to a topic of your choice
- analyse and critique information relevant to a topic of your choice
- formulate and write a well-structured literature review
- demonstrate sound organisational, referencing and citation skills.
- No prescribed texts.
- Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Teaching and assessment
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