Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE DOC6039

 
TITLE The Literature Review

 
LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

 
ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

 
DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

 
DESCRIPTION
This workshop will assume doctoral researchers have an understanding of the rationale behind the literature review and will address aspects of source use and the critiquing of sources in the process of writing up the literature review chapter. It will address issues related to working with source material at sentence and paragraph level and will focus on both the technical and paraphrasing aspects of the use of source material. Particular attention will be paid to the avoidance of plagiarism.

Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, doctoral researchers should be able to:

- distinguish between source material that is peripheral to their topic and material that is strictly relevant and reflect this in the writing up of their literature review;
- reflect the relevance/significance of source material in their writing and critique previous knowledge on the topic accordingly;
- cite sources in accordance with the accepted conventions in their field and accepted norms of research integrity.

 
RULES/CONDITIONS Before OR WHILE TAKING THIS UNIT YOU MUST TAKE DOC1005 OR TAKE DOC6005

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES This workshop is split into two parts – Part 1 and Part 2. Attendance is required in both parts.

Timetable Details

Semester 1
Occ A - Part 1 - Date: 12 Dec 2019; Time: 09:00 - 12:00; Duration: 3 hours
Occ A - Part 2 - Date: 19 Dec 2019; Time: 09:00 - 12:00; Duration: 3 hours

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Workshop

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

 
LECTURER/S Natalie Schembri

 
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