Assessment 1 is a Read and Respond task.
Before getting started it is strongly recommended that you read both:
Before you start searching it is important to plan your search.
While this assignment doesn't have a question to address, the assignment instructions outline a number of topics that need to be addressed. It may be helpful to plan a search for each of these topics to ensure you get relevant results.
1. Define any terms you are unsure of. Use an introductory book, a dictionary such as the Macquarie or the Oxford English Dictionary, an encyclopedia, handbook or website.
2. Identify main concepts in your topics. These will help you form your searches. For example, for the topic "Explain how crowdfunding supports digital innovation":
3. Identify any synonyms or similar keywords for each main concept. You may find it helpful to put these in a table.
4. Add in any:
Once you have identified your key concepts, you need to combine them using AND & OR.
1. OR is used to connect synonyms or similar terms for the same concept.
2. AND is used to connect different concepts.
3. You can also use:
Need help referencing? Follow the roadmap!
The Referencing Roadmap (Harvard) shows you how to reference using the Harvard-UniSA style.
The Library catalogue is a good place to start your search. You can use it to find journal articles, papers, book chapters, and reports.
To search in the Library catalogue:
1. Type your main concepts into the search box.
2. Broaden your search by adding synonyms using the connector OR.
3. Apply filters by using the 'Tweak my results' menu (left side).
Try using Google Scholar to find scholarly sources or material from education and government websites.
To use the Advanced Scholar Search:
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