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2018 TRI 1 SRR 782 Assignment 1 Template Assessment Task Information Page INSTRUCTIONS: (NB DELETE ALL RED TEXT BEFORE SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENT) Add your name, student ID number and your course in the spaces below This assessment task = 40% of your final grade. Use the headings in the following pages to structure your assignment. Read the assessment guidelines for each section in conjunction with the assessment matrix available on CloudDeakin Use SAVE AS and name your file using: Your student ID number_last name_SRR782_Assignment 1 Eg 12345678_Moloney_ SRR782_Assignment 1 Convert your completed template to a PDF ensuring it is named as above and upload to CloudDeakin Unit SRR782 dropbox by 3pm FRIDAY 13th APRIL 2018 Refer to the faculty document Your rights and responsibilities for information on extensions, late penalties etc. Student name: _Last name, First name Student ID : 1234567 Course you are enrolled in: Eg MArch General guidelines: The aim of this assignment is to enable you to: Identify a field of research Undertake an annotated bibliography within a field of research Use the annotated bibliography to write a literature review that identifies a gap in knowledge or opportunities for NEW research Develop aims and objectives that address the identified gap in knowledge or new research opportunity Resources In weeks 1 4 there will be presentations and activities that will enable you to make a start on identifying a field of research, undertaking an annotated bibliography, developing a literature review and proposing research aims and objectives. Outside class you are expected to spend at least 11 hours a week working on this assignment. Refer to the weekly readings, in particular week 1 reading: o Whats your Question: Literature Review and Research Design (Groat and Wang, 2013). o Topic for Study (Fellow and Liu, 2015) 2018 TRI 1 SRR 782 Assignment 1 Template Field of Research: > Enter the field of research here GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR SECTION1 ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY: Decide on your field of study. Undertake a literature search of this field using the Deakin University database, google scholar, academia online and researchgate. Identify seminal research books, book chapters, journal articles or peer reviewed academic conference papers. (NB online web references such as Wikipedia or blogs are NOT to be used). Typically seminal references have multiple citations, so narrow down your search by looking for highly cited research. You do NOT have to read the whole book, chapter or journal article learn to skim read. Identify key quotes and / or summarize the key arguments to produce an annotated bibliography. Section 1: Annotated Bibliography THREE OR MORE seminal books or journal articles (10% of your final grade) Using key word searches within the library database, google scholar, academia online and researchgate locate THREE or MORE seminal references for the field of research you are interested in. Typically these are books or journal articles that written by significant figures, who articulate the research agenda. Usually these have a high number of citations, demonstrating that many other researchers have referenced these books or journal articles. USE THE TABLE BELOW ADD EXTRA LINES, ADD or DELETE SECTIONS AS NEEDED (Bullet point style writing IS allowed) Author, Title, Publication Date, Publisher or Journal, Number of Citations Significant quote identifying key positions and issues (Repeat if suitable with another quote from the same paper) Add Notes Why is this a seminal reference? Add Notes What do you think? Are these of interest to you in terms of a possible research topic? Add Notes Why is this reference relevant / interesting? Add Notes How does this reference locate a potential gap in knowledge or research opportunity? (Repeat above questions with the new quote or citation) Author, Title, Publication Date, Publisher or Journal, Number of Citations Significant quote identifying key positions and issues (Repeat if suitable with another quote from the same paper) Add Notes Why is this a seminal reference? Add Notes What do you think? Are these of interest to you in terms of a possible research topic? Add Notes Why is this reference relevant / interesting? Add Notes How does this reference locate a potential gap in knowledge or research opportunity? (Repeat above questions with the new quote or citation) 2018 TRI 1 SRR 782 Assignment 1 Template Section 2: Diagram the Scope of Research (10% of your final grade) Diagram your field of research explaining how or where you find your topic of interest in it. This should attempt to clarify where you see the GAP in the research and help identify your contribution (10% of your final grade) It is expected that you are relatively new to your topic. You have an interest in it and you are beginning to understand and search for its relevance in architecture, planning, building, etc. Several questions to be addressed in your scope of research pathway diagram are: Where does your research topic come from? What is the field of research around it? Where is your research placed in and among this scope of research? What topics will it address? In no more than 250 words explain your diagram in a scientific manner. Remember, it does not include YOU. It is not about your opinions or feelings. Rather, it is about your understanding and arranging what is in the general topic, its scope, and where within this organisation you are focusing. Using the above (previous) seminal references on your topic. You may want to: repeat existing research in a different context, or use a different methodology to correlate the research, or Organise the research of others in a coherent and unique manner. Section 3: Literature review/Aim & Objectives Literature Review which locates a gap in knowledge or NEW research opportunities within your field of research (10% 0f your final grade). Guidelines: Refer to Whats your Question (Groat and Wang, 2013) for guidance on how to use your annotated bibliography in section 1 to inform a literature review, which locates a gap in knowledge or opportunity for new research. Write approximately 1000 words using sentences and paragraphs (bullet point style writing IS NOT allowed) Suggested structure for Literature Review: Part 1 Introduce the field of research locating seminal references (see Section 1 above), history of research activity, and the state of current knowledge and research activity. Within the field of research set the scope of your interest ie articulate which smaller aspect the existing field of research are you going to focus on. Part 2 By reference to specific references you have located in your annotated bibliography identify the gap in knowledge or opportunity for NEW research. This might be: explicitly identified in a reference; and / or by using two or more references you make the argument that new research is needed; and / or by comparing developments outside the field such as new technology or theory; and / or you argue that replicating the 2018 TRI 1 SRR 782 Assignment 1 Template research in a NEW context may re-examine the findings of the original study and partly to examine the situation, both absolutely and comparatively, between the locations of the studies. (Fellows & Liu, 2015). NB: In a sense you are building upon the FIRST TWO tasks. Use this material to now help explain the research topic. Explain what the field encounters and what is missing from it. NB Use in text referencing using Harvard style and add THE full reference under the references section at the end of the assignment. Aims and Objectives/Research Question for ONE research topic that address the gap in knowledge or research opportunity as identified in the literature review. (10% of your final grade). Guidelines: Provide an outline as a research proposal outline as discussed in class. Note: this is NOT a Table of Contents, this is an Outline of your research proposed. It is to convince your future supervisor that you have legitimate research to conduct in a 3-4 month project. Refer to the lessons in previous weeks, which explains the difference between a research aim and research objectives. http://patthomson.net/2014/06/09/aims-and-objectives-whats-the-difference/ The aim is about what you hope to do, your overall intention in the project. It signals what and/or where you aspire to be by the end. Its what you want to know. It is the point of doing the research. An aim is therefore generally broad. It is ambitious, but not beyond possibility The objectives, and there are usually more than one, are the specific steps you will take to achieve your aim. This is where you make the project tangible by saying how you are going to go about it Suggested structure: Prepare the annotated OUTLINE Write a paragraph that states the aim of the research: what does the research seek to achieve or find out?; Why is this necessary or useful for the field of research? What impact will your proposed research have? Write a list of research objectives that articulate a sequence of research activities that address the aim of the research. REFERENCES o Use Harvard referencing style to cite your sources in the above sections, and insert a list of references under this heading. (You are advised to set up a Menderley reference library to assist in inserting referencing and a bibliography). For full instructions on citations and referencing see the Deakin guide http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/study-support/referencing/harvard

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