Before you start researching, make sure you understand what your assessment is about.
Visit the Assignment Calculator and work out a time frame for Task 3. Then follow the instructions outlined in Step 1 of the calculator to gather all materials for your assessment. Return here to begin analysing your assessment task.
When do feedback, listening and questioning occur in your discipline? Is it:
What other words do you use when referring to these three skills in your discipline? Hint: a text book will include this terminology.
For example, a psychologist will listen, question and provide feedback to a patient during a therapy session. However, they may call it probing rather than questioning. Feedback may be in the form of restating the patient's view or providing a different perspective. Psychologists may refer to the overall interaction as a client consultation.
Text books are a great place to begin your research as they provide details about:
After you have analysed your topic and found new terminology from some text books, it is time to think about your search strategy to find journal articles. There are several tools you can use to make your search more efficient. Visit the Boolean Operators guide or watch the video Online Research: Tips for effective search strategies. In summary:
Journal articles are considered scholarly if they:
Before you start looking for articles, you need to really understand your assessment task and develop an effective search strategy.
It is important to evaluate any source you use to ensure they are credible. Here are some questions you might like to ask about each source:
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