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).

Make sure you check your course website and read all of the information on what you need to do for this assessment.

Break down the question

Sample case study: Do Australian businesses respect Aboriginal voices and communities?

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 assignment details and consider the questions 'Do Australian businesses respect Aboriginal voices and communities?, 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: Australian
    • Concept 2: businesses
    • Concept 3: Aboriginal
    • Concept 4: voices
       
  3. Identify any synonyms or similar keywords for each main concept.
    • Concept 1: Australian, Australia
    • Concept 2:  business, businesses, companies, organisations
    • Concept 3:  Indigenous Australians, Aboriginal Australians, First Nations people
    • Concept 4: voices, communities, perspectives, culture
       
  4. Consider any:
    • word plurals (voice or voices)
    • different word forms (community or communities)
    • different word spellings (organisation or organization)
    • common acronyms (MP or Member of Parliament)

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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 "aboriginal voice" will keep your keywords together as a phrase.

Key databases

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

The following two databases are good starters:

Building your search

Informit Indigenous Australia

1. Go the Advanced Search tab. 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: business* finds business as well as businesses.


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. This allows you to search for alternative terminology.

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 e.g.food* finds food OR foods.


Using limits - You may find the following useful:

  • Scholarly (Peer reviewed) Journals
  • Publication Date
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