Business: UniSA Online - BUSS 1067: Business and Society - Assessment 2

UniSA Online: Business and Society

This page will help you find information for the case study (Assessment 2).

Always read all the information related to your assessments to understand exactly what you need to do. Make sure you check your:

  • course website

Break down the question

Sample case study: Native Foods in Australian Restaurants: Who benefits?

Once you read the case study topic provided identify the key concepts within it. Try mapping them out in a table or mind map.

*Mindmap created using mindmeister*

Remember, you may not use all these concepts in a search, just some.

Read the report's aims and description and then follow these steps:

  1. Define any terms you are unsure of. Use an introductory book, dictionary, encyclopedia, handbook or website.
  2. Identify main concepts in your case study. These will help you form your searches.
    • Concept 1: native food
    • Concept 2: restaurants
    • Concept 3: Indigenous Australians
    • Concept 4: benefits
  3. Identify any synonyms or similar keywords for each main concept.
    • Concept 1: native food, indigenous food, bush food etc...
    • Concept 2: restaurants, food industry, food sector etc...
    • Concept 3: Indigenous Australians, Aboriginal Australians
    • Concept 4: benefits, impact, opportunities, ethics etc...
  4. Consider any:
    • word plurals (food or foods)
    • different word forms (ethics or ethical)
    • different word spellings (organisation or organization)
    • common acronyms

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Getting started

Start by doing some quick searches in the Library catalogue or Google Scholar. This can help you understand your topic area better including the terminology used.

Library catalogue search example:

Tip: Use the 'Tweak my results' menu to limit your search to books or articles.

Google scholar search example:

Tip: The double quotes "..." around "native food" will keep your keywords together as a phrase.

Key databases

Databases are search tools that help you find articles, papers, book chapters and reports. The offer more sophisticated search functions than the catalogue.

The following two databases are good starters:

Building your search

Informit Indigenous Australia

1. Start with a basic search. Using the connector AND put a different concept on each line:

  • Tip: Use the * (star) symbol to find different word forms (e.g. plural words). This is know as truncation. For example: food* find food or foods.

2. Using the connector OR to add synonyms to your search. This will broaden your search:

  • Tip: Type the connector OR in capitals for it to work correctly.

Notice the difference in your results. Adding synonyms to your search can have a significant impact on your results.

More help:

Business Source Complete

1. Similar to Informit Indigenous Australia put each different concept on a new each line:

2. You can then add any synonyms using the connector OR:

  • Tip: Use the * (star) symbol to find different word endings* finds food OR foods.

Using limits - You may find the following useful:

  • Scholarly (Peer reviewed) Journals
  • Publication Date
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