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The goals of this unit are twofold. The first goal is to acquaint students with the methods that economists use by surveying the literature and exploring theories relevant to their topics of interest. We will focus on critical assessments of what is already known and how students could extend and contribute to the knowledge and literature.
The second goal is to promote the writing, exposition, and research communication skills needed to create a compelling brief for or against a particular economic issue. As such, the unit encourages students to engage with the research output of the University by attendance at research seminars. Students will be graded on various skill assessments, including presentations, seminar reports and referee reports.
|Unit name||Special Topics in Economics|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Professor Swee-Hoon Chuah|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Identify the importance of theory to academic research in your topic area.
- Critically evaluate research presentations and incorporate elements of best practices into your own research presentation.
- Communicate complex research ideas in both oral and written forms.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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Regular meetings between students and the Unit Coordinators.
|Assessment||Short seminar report (40%)|Referee report (40%)|Presentation (20%)|
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There is no prescribed text for this unit.
Booth, W.C., Booth, W.C., Colomb, G.G., Colomb, G.G., Williams, J.M. and Williams, J.M., 2016. The Craft of Research. University of Chicago press.
Strunk, W., 2007. The Elements of Style. Penguin.
Berk, J.B., Harvey, C.R. and Hirshleifer, D., 2017. How to write an effective referee report and improve the scientific review process. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 31, pp.231-44.
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