Research Workshop

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Dr. Michael Verhaart,
Assoc. Prof,
EIT Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
? Kim Hagen-Hall,
Senior Lecturer,
EIT Hawke's Bay, New Zealand


Learning outcomes

  • 1. Synthesize information and cite it
1a. Citing: APA Referencing in text (introduction)
1b. Referencing: APA Referencing in the References Section(introduction)
1c. Read scholarly articles for understanding (Range: skim reading, reading for understanding, summarising)
1d. Synthesize key points (Range: quoting, paraphrasing, presenting concepts in your own way, relating concepts to your question, unacceptable levels of "copy and paste")
  • 2. Address the question asked (providing a relevant, targeted summary)
  • 3. Structure core paper components (Range: abstract/executive summary, introduction, conclusion)

Not Covered

  • Identify high-quality sources
  • Formulating a Research Question
  • Research Methodologies
  • Writing the body of the report
  • How to Google, find sources
  • How to choose good quality sources
  • Stats, data gathering, research
  • How to "critique", how to "compare"
  • How to structure a report/answer
  • Pyramid style (Upside down triangle)

Course materials

  • Paper used for EIT Workshop March 2015:
    • Koskela, L., & Howell, G. (2002). The underlying theory of project management is obsolete?. Retrieved from
  • Paper to review at EIT Workshop March 2014:
    • Nesbit, T., & Martin, A. (2012) Enhancing Engagement in Large Course: The Facebook Experiment. In M. Lopez & M. Verhaart (Eds.) Proceedings of the e 3rd annual conference of Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ2012) incorporating the 25th Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications, Christchurch, New Zealand, October 8-10, 2012. ( ).

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