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Workshop Name Engaging with academic literature: A systematic and tripartite approach
About Workshop The ability to engage with academic literature is an important part of research training. Literature review yields many benefits to postgraduate students and career academics alike. It enables them to gain better knowledge about their chosen field of research, and develop intellectual capabilities to identify current trends, evaluate existing academic debate and frame important research questions. However, many postgraduate students and early career researchers find it difficult to engage with the literature in a systematic way. Others struggle to organize credible and critical research reports.

Goals of the workshop
In this workshop participants will first be presented with an overview and rationale for the deployment of systematic review methodology in the Social and Health Sciences. Drawing from this, they will then explore a systematic approach and strategies for engaging with academic literature. A tripartite model that guides, and delineates the purpose, functions, and scope of a literature review will be discussed, and participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their literature review strategies and ask questions.

Participants may join via Zoom.

Please note that our seminar room is up a flight of stairs. Please let Candi Young ( know if this will cause accessibility issues for you.
Who Should Attend Postgraduate students and early-career academic research staff
Date & Time
23/01/2020 Thursday 09:00AM - 12:00PM
HEDC Seminar Room, 65 Union Place West, Dunedin and via Zoom (
Facilitators Assoc. Prof. Ben Daniel, Higher Education Development Centre
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