Please refer to the learnonline course site for assessment instructions.
View the Student Engagement Unit's Academic Skills website for help planning your assignment and making sense of the assignment and instruction words;
Step 1: Identifing concepts and alternative words
Start by identifying the concepts (main ideas) from your assignment topic prior to searching. Then consider alternative words for these concepts which, together with the concept term, become your searchable keywords.
Watch this video here to learn more about addressing a topic.
Example: Discuss how how transactional leadership contribute to enhancing teamwork in nursing
Step 2: Combined search string
Combine Concepts of your assignments using AND
Combine the alternate words using OR
transactional leadership OR managerial leadership OR leadership styles OR leadership models OR leadership approaches
teamwork OR teams OR team
Nursing OR Nurse
Step 3: With truncation / prases
"transaction* leader*" OR "managerial leader*" OR "leader* style*" OR "leader* model*" OR "leader* approach*"
More information about identifing research concepts and alternative terms, connecting and combining terms to construct a search strategy is available here.
Tip: In your assignment you are asked to discuss multiple concepts.
You might need to use individual search strings for each concept in order to locate relevant resources for each concept.
Journals are the primary medium for scholarly communication and account for a large percentage of university research output. For this assignment you need to conduct extensive research and locate relevant, credible resources to support your arguments within your assignment.
Use these databases to search for journal articles
Once you have identified potential articles, you need to start evaluating them to identify which articles are the most relevant and appropriate.
View the Student Engagement Unit's Academic Skills website for help writing your assignment, or to make an appointment with SEU staff.
You must include references and correctly format them using the UniSA Harvard style. Correct referencing accounts for 5% of your total marks.
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