SCOM4402 Science Communication Literature Review
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Honours core unit in Science Communication [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
- This is a problem-based research project. With guidance, students individually choose a topic in the area of science communication. Students conduct a critical examination and review of the literature. Students access and search the scientific literature, critically read the scientific literature, complete a clear and concise literature review in a particular research field and display their understanding of the research methodology used in the research field.
- Students are able to (1) access and search the scholarly literature; (2) critically read the scholarly literature; (3) complete a clear and concise literature review in a particular research field; and (4) display their understanding of the research methodology used in the research field.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) preparation: a series of regular tasks that include preparing timelines, defining the research question, attending relevant library workshops, and submitting an outline of the review; (2) literature review: a 3000-word assignment based on a thorough and critical literature review of communication literature on a topic agreed upon by student and unit coordinator; and (3) seminar presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Miriam Sullivan & Dr Ann Grand
- Unit rules
- enrolment in Science Communication honours
Master of Science Communication (51580)
Master of Clinical Research (90620)
Master of Social Science Research Methods (12560)
- Contact hours
- as arranged with unit coordinator
- Unit Outline
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.