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Unit description

This Unit introduces students to  advanced research and writing skills required to critically review scholarly literature relevant to their area of academic interest. It lays the foundations for independent study. Students will engage with essential elements of research, learning to analyse,c ritique and synthesise academic literature.    

Unit content

  1. Academic research skills
  2. Identification and review of literature
  3. Critical academic writing
  4. Citation and referencing techniques

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Locate research literature relevant to an appropriate research topic for postgraduate study
2Analyse and critique research literature to formulate and structure a well-argued critical literature review
3Demonstrate advanced academic writing and referencing skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Locate research literature relevant to an appropriate research topic for postgraduate study
  2. Analyse and critique research literature to formulate and structure a well-argued critical literature review
  3. Demonstrate advanced academic writing and referencing skills

Prescribed texts

  • Phelps, R, Fisher, K & Ellis, A, 2007, Organizing and Managing Your Research: a practical guide for postgraduates, Sage Publications, London.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop online 5 hours/week (6 weeks)
Assessment
Annotated bibliography20%
Annotated bibliography30%
Literature review50%
Notice

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Fee information

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