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Master of Management (Accounting)

Research Skills and Resources Checklist

Do you have good research habits?

Here is a checklist of steps in a typical research cycle. Which steps do you already practice?

  • Comprehending your assignment question
  • Planning a search strategy
  • Identifying the highest quality resources
  • Searching for key information and evaluating the results for quality and relevance
  • Documenting your process - stay on track

Library guide - beginning research

Establishing these habits will save you time and make you an efficient and effective researcher!

Do you know how to locate and navigate these key library resources?  

  • Library services that are available to Masters students?     
  • Subject Research Guides?  (other than this one)   
  • Key academic and professional journal titles in your field?
  • The Discovery database?    
  • Key Company, Industry and Country databases in your field?      
  • Bibliographic management software such as Re-Cite and EndNote?   


Book a one-to-one consultation with your Business and Economics Librarian:
Start working on your assignment then contact us for assistance to make sure you are on the right track!

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Studying and Critical Reading

Critical thinking is the central intellectual skill that a tertiary education seeks to develop in students. It involves taking an attitude of ‘reflective skepticism’ (McPeck, 1981) towards information and ideas. This means thinking deeply about the ideas you encounter in readings, lectures other course material and questioning their validity or reasonableness. 

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