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Communicating Research XGR502


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Communicating Research introduces principles of academic writing and broad presentation skills to PhD and Masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) study at the University of Tasmania.

This unit will focus on a range of topics including: managing and reviewing the literature, writing a research proposal, presentation skills (presentations for conferences, seminars, discussants and poster presentations, including differences in styles between disciplines), principles of academic writing (developing responsible writing skills, structuring extended writing, technique and writing style and incorporating the work of other scholars into your writing) and preparing research results for publication.

The unit is a mandatory unit of the Graduate Certificate in Research. Therefore, it introduces a range of topics that will be developed further in a number of elective units in the course.


Unit name Communicating Research
Unit code XGR502
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Research Division
Office of Research Services
Discipline Graduate Research Office
Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Development of a relevant literature database 20%; Literature review or equivalent substantial body of work 50%; Presentation at UTAS postgraduate conference 30%.

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