Information Theory & Research is an online unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia that evaluates central theories relating to information management, and considers the contribution of research to professional practice and scholarship.
In addition, you will focus on research methods, techniques and tools, as well as academic communication and ethical issues. By covering these topics, you will develop skills in communicating research conclusions to both academic and professional audiences, and improve your scholar .
The unit involves a full-time three-week practicum placement, arranged by Curtin University. To find out more information, enquire now.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies
Master of Information Management
Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives
Areas of study
You will be provided with a list of topics in the unit outline.
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies, Curtin University
Master of Information Management, Curtin University
Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives, Curtin University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
Get more information
Want more information about this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
There's plenty of support on offer for OUA students. Find out more.
Information Theory & Research is an essential unit for anyone seeking to pursue a career in managing information, records or archives. It provides you with a comprehensive overview of the key theories involved in the profession, and the relevant research methods, tools and techniques needed to work as librarian or archivist.
In addition, you will gain an insight into the ethical considerations of information management and will learn how to design appropriate ethical strategies.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Information Theory & Research from Curtin University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
Get more information
Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
Get more information
Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.