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EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review (8)

Abstract

This subject provides students with guidance to select a focus for a literature review of research, to plan the review, to find appropriate literature, to review it critically, to record details of references, and to develop an integrated literature review at a quality standard. Students will undertake the literature search, writing and refining of a review of research literature on their topic under the guidance of an allocated supervisor.

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Session 1
OnlineDubbo Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- have planned and written a literature review for a specific purpose;
- be able to analyse, evaluate and synthesise information contained in the literature; and,
- be able to critically examine the assertions presented in the literature.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
- the need to write a literature review for a specific purpose; - the different purposes for which academic literature reviews are written; - the different types of literature reviews; - the academic writing style that is appropriate; - the place of primary, secondary and general sources in preparing a literature review; - the importance of conceptualising work (i.e. putting it into a total plan that stems from the reading done); - the need to analyse, evaluate and then synthesize the information that is presented; and - the importance of being critical and not automatically accepting assertions and assumptions in the writings of others.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 24 November 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.