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, critique and synthesise academic literature.
Module 1: Introduction to Research Process
Module 2: Annotated Bibliography
Module 3: Identification and Review of Literature
Module 4: Literature Review
Module 5: Citation and Referencing Techniques
Module 6: Write Up
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||Demonstrate advanced academic research and writing skills.|
|2||Analyse, critique and synthesise relevant research literature.|
|3||Create a literature review relevant to a research topic appropriate for postgraduate study.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced academic research and writing skills.
- Analyse, critique and synthesise relevant research literature.
- Create a literature review relevant to a research topic appropriate for postgraduate study.
Prescribed Learning Resources
- Phelps, R, Fisher, K & Ellis, A, 2007, Organizing and Managing Your Research: a practical guide for postgraduates, Sage Publications, London.
- No prescribed resources/equipment.
Teaching and assessment
|Tutorial 3 hours (Weekly)|
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