About this unit
This online Developing Research and Analytical Skills unit from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University is a great way to sharpen your critical thinking skills and learn how to synthesis information to a university standard.
The highly practical unit is designed to challenge you to think more critically, and present research in an academically rigorous manner.
You’ll learn how to evaluate information sources, use indexes and databases for research, and be exposed to a range of primary research methods commonly used in the communications field, like surveys and content analysis.
The unit also teaches you how to write in a variety of styles from mini reviews through to formal research reports, including how to reference properly.
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- Professional Communication
Course pathwaysThis unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Communication, Griffith University
- Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University
- Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
- Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies), University of South Australia
- Major sources of information
- Researching organisation
- Researching people
- Academic sources
- Essay writing
- Information gathering
- Referencing and citation
- Interpretation of data
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
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