Teaching effective literature use skills for research reports in geography

Price, Bronwyn (2010) Teaching effective literature use skills for research reports in geography. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 34 2: 247-264. doi:10.1080/03098260903493945

Author Price, Bronwyn
Title Teaching effective literature use skills for research reports in geography
Journal name Journal of Geography in Higher Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0309-8265
Publication date 2010-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03098260903493945
Volume 34
Issue 2
Start page 247
End page 264
Total pages 18
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract The ability to use literature effectively is essential to provide context and interpret results for any research project. Undergraduate students in geographical disciplines are regularly required to produce research reports, yet formal training in effective literature use is minimal. In this study students were taught effective literature use methods in a workshop involving group work and class discussion. Comparison was made between current students' and previous students' performance to determine any improvement with the new teaching methods. Results demonstrate that a relatively basic approach of explicitly teaching effective literature use can be effective and improve students' research report writing skills. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
Keyword Effective literature use
Information literacy
Research reports
Medical students skills
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
Official 2011 Collection
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