This unit describes the skills and knowledge to gather, critically analyse, organise and manage information from online research as part of further study tasks.
This unit applies to learners who need to carry out online research and analysis to complete tasks in a tertiary study context.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: *critical thinking skills to assess and manage information that is contradictory, ambiguous, inadequate and to find alternative sources of information in further searches *problem solving skills to identify relevant data bases and analyse relevant websites according to research needs *digital literacy skills to access, interpret and analyse online information *technology skills to manage and store information for research purposes *communication skills to access support and advice when required *self management skills to manage volume of information and prioritise reading Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *online search techniques to access online information *search engines and data bases for specific disciplines *boolean operators to locate relevant information *organisational protocols for computer

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As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

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