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Literature Review (CHE576)
|Organisational Unit||Chemistry and Physics|
|Availability||MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||The literature review is a substantial piece of writing reviewing literature in a topic relevant to the research being carried out for the Honours thesis topic and agreed upon in consultation with the project supervisor. Students normally undertake this unit in their first Honours semester.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||1. Conduct deep level searches of the scientific literature to find background and specific support for your research activities.
2. Interpret procedures and results published in the scientific literature and be able to adapt and/or apply those to your own research activities.
3. Critically evaluate published scientific literature and be able to relate your work to that published in the same/similar areas.
|Timetabled Learning Activities|
|Unit Learning Experiences||There are no timetabled learning activities for this unit. The approach to learning in this unit is largely self-directed with guidance provided by the student's project supervisor. The student will learn how to explore, utilise and critically review scientific literature and how to present their findings in a substantial piece of writing. The student will also learn appropriate scientific writing style, structure and referencing.|
|Assessment||No word or page limit is set but literature reviews are typically in the order of 50 pages long (1.5 line spacing) and would be expected to contain approx. 50 references. Students will submit draft copies of their literature review to their supervisor(s) for feedback and guidance prior to submission of the final version. The only assessable component in this unit is the final version of the literature review, which will be examined by two independent reviewers who will assess the document on a range of criteria including content, structure, writing style, referencing, presentation and critical analysis. The student will be provided with a grade and written comments.|
|Prerequisites||Enrolment in Honours in Chemistry or Honours in Mineral Science.|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|