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Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. evaluate selected research methods
  2. evaluate self and peer teamwork performance
  3. communicate effectively to an academic audience
  4. locate, evaluate and synthesise research information
  5. propose and justify an appropriate research process to investigate a problem in information studies.
    • Students will be provided with a list of topics in the Unit Outline
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Glossary
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-LIS210-Reference Services


Assumes substantial prior knowledge. If you have not completed all Level 1 and Level 2 Information Studies subjects & want to enrol in this subject, email Degree Coordinator (

Special requirements

No special requirements

Coursework explores key theories and research in information studies. The contribution of research to professional practice and scholarship. Information behaviour and information retrieval research in relation to informing the development of information systems and services. Research methods, techniques and tools used in information studies. Evidence based practice. Ethical considerations in research.

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  • Exercise (30%)
  • Report (40%)
  • Investigation (30%)

Textbook information is pending.

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