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Graduate Information Literacy Skills

PG6009

 

Unit 1:   Research Resource Discovery

Unit 2:   Using the Web Effectively & Evaluating Research Resource Results

Unit 3:   Research Data Management

Unit 4:   Managing Your Information With EndNote 

Unit 5:   Ethics in Using Information

Unit 6:   Publishing and Disseminating your Research

Next Dates: TBA

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Module Information

PG6009 Graduate Information Literacy Skills

 

Module Objective:
To give postgraduate students an introduction to the principles and practice of Information Literacy, as applied to PhD research; to enable postgraduate students to audit and update their Information Literacy Skills by expanding and acquiring a portfolio of Information Literacy Skills; to develop those skills which will enhance the quality of their research and expand their career opportunities in our knowledge-based economy.

Students who register for the module will undertake a series of face-to-face sessions. For the award of 5 credits students must attend all core units and complete a short assessment on the relevance of what they have learned to their own research. 

Learning Outcomes:
Develop effective strategies to locate and access relevant information

  • Analyse and critically evaluate research findings (yours & others)
  • Demonstrate and apply a range of these skills as part of your wider research portfolio
  • Develop effective approaches to keep up to date with the latest research in your area
  • Manage your research information saving valuable time and effort
  • Identify the legal and ethical issues relating to the use of information
  • Publish and present information in an effective way
  • Justify the application of these information literacy skills to your specific research

Target Audience: PhD & Research Masters 
This module will be run separately for the relevant students in CACSSS, and SEFS and Medicine & Health

Duration: 20 hours

Credit Weighting: 5 credits 

Registration: TBA

 

Places will be limited in the formal module so early application is advisable.

"It is a very good course. All researchers should do it." Comment from Nov 2017 student