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Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

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Information derived from a wide range of sources is available to the student engaged in academic study. In addition to traditional printed documents, the digital age allows for rapid identification and retrieval of potential online sources. How do you effectively and efficiently locate relevant source material, and evaluate the appropriateness, usefulness, and reliability of sources? This unit will introduce you to essential methods of research at university. You will learn to identify and retrieve a wide variety of scholarly sources and to critique and analyse different types of information for quality and reliability in academic contexts. This unit will introduce you to the nature of participating in a scholarly community, with a focus on incorporating the ideas of others in their own work, and the requirements for academic integrity and referencing. Through its focus on essential information and research skills, this unit aims to provide you with a strong foundation for your future studies across many academic disciplines

Summary 2020

Unit name Research and Information Skills
Unit code UPP045
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Pre-Degree

Mike Harris, Lisa Amerikanos

Teaching staff

Level Foundation
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and communicate different types of information sources for academic purposes.

2. Analyse the suitability of information sources for academic purposes using criteria related to their reliability.

3. Identify and apply the principles of academic integrity including following a recognised referencing style to acknowledge sources.

4. Analyse the relevance of research findings, and any related ethical considerations or implications




Teaching Pattern

Two hour workship and one hour tutorial weekly.


AT1: Reliability Evaluation Task (40%)

AT2: Literature Research Task (60%)

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