This Assignment Help will help you in finding information for Assessment 3: Report
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For your report you may have to find updated information on the content of the document you're critiquing.
In this section you will find find information on how to locate non-profit and governmental organisations as well as know where to look for statistical data. This type of information is otherwise known as Grey Literature. 'Grey literature' is information that has not been published commercially.
Watch the following video on how to find grey literature. (2:39 mins)
Use Google to search across multiple Australian government websites by including site:gov.au (or site:sa.gov.au to limit to South Australian bodies) in your search eg. site:sa.gov.au policy
Watch the following video on how to locate policy analysis resources by searching Government Websites. (5:32 mins)
Here are some example resources to get you thinking about your organisation's audience.
The following example resources on inclusive communities may help you think about what you need to analyse and evaluate when writing up your report on your selected community group.
Inclusive communities are welcoming to diverse groups of people, including, but not limited to, seniors, youth, children, Aboriginal Peoples, immigrants and newcomers, persons with disabilities, people experiencing mental health challenges, and low-income populations. Social inclusion can impact both the physical and mental health of community members, including their life expectancy, infant mortality rate, and mental health.
Is what you have located relevant and reliable? Are you uncertain whether to use the information you have found? Always critically evaluate what you find.
When evaluating information you can use the CRAAP test:
|Currency||How current does the information need to be? Do you need to use information published in the last five years or are older, seminal works fine to use?|
|Relevance||Does the information found answer your question? Do you understand the content and is it at the right level for your purpose?|
|Authority||What are the author's qualifications? Are they linked to a particular organisation such as a university, research institute or government department?|
|Accuracy||Is evidence given for the research undertaken? Can you verify the information presented by using other sources? Is there a bibliography or reference list given?|
|Purpose||Is it trying to communicate research, persuade you or sell you something? Is it expressing an opinion, or is it balanced and objective?|
The following resources offer more information and tips on undertaking this key step:.
Critical thinking is an essential part of taking a scholarly approach to learning. It involves analysing and questioning information you receive to arrive at logical, well-reasoned conclusions.
The following resources will assist you in understanding and developing your critical thinking and analysing skills needed for your assignment.
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The purpose of a report is usually to investigate an issue and ‘report back’ findings which allow people to make decisions or take action. Depending on your course, a report may require you to record, to inform, to instruct, to analyse, to persuade, or to make specific recommendations. Look for these or other key words in your assessment task.
Resources on reports at Assignments > Reports
Further resources on reports.