Retrieving and evaluating information

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Learning objectives

This module describes access to information, including document delivery, key criteria in the critical evaluation of various literature types, the importance of referencing sources appropriately and an overview of academic integrity. By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • apply evaluation criteria and use the tools available to assist in evaluating the quality and credibility of retrieved information
  • be aware of document delivery processes
  • be introduced to QUT cite|write and iThenticate.

Applying the content to your resource log

As you progress through this module, consider, and refer to the requirements of the resource log and apply your learning to each question.

Resource Log

Retrieving and evaluating information (2 marks)

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research lists eight principles of responsible research conduct (honesty, rigour, transparency, fairness, respect, recognition, accountability, promotion). Select one principle and briefly discuss its relevance to your research.