Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
The student contribution amount for this unit is fully subsidised and therefore not payable by the student.
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
|Unit name||Research and Information Skills|
Mike Harris, Lisa Amerikanos
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||Domestic Domestic|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||Domestic Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.
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
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Field of Education|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Two hour workshop and one hour tutorial weekly.
AT1: Reliability Evaluation Task (40%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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Booktopia textbook links
- Hobart, Semester 1
- Hobart, Semester 2
- Launceston, Semester 1
- Launceston, Semester 2
- Cradle Coast, Semester 1
- Cradle Coast, Semester 2
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