Please note that Trade data is available on Highlands / All Summative Assessment / S IA2 Research Assignment - Economic Report.
Please also note that you need a balanced variety of sources for your assignment, so be sure to include information obtained from websites, database articles, Economics text books, as well as any suitable Library books.
To help you understand the basics of the economics relevant to the problem or issue.
To help you find and understand the relevant economic theory, content and terminology related to the problem or issue.
1.1 Class Textbook (hard copy)
Consult your own textbook: Doug Cave and others, Economics for the Real World Unit 4, 4th ed.
1.2 Other Economics Textbooks and Booklets (hard copy)
Tim Dixon and John O'Mahony, Australia in the Global Economy, 2018
1.3 Economics Dictionaries (hard copy and digital)
Use a variety of dictionaries for KEY terms and concepts.
1.4 Economics Newsletters
See Plain English Economics Newsletters on Highlands - 2018 and 2019
See also AES Student Bulletin for 2018 and 2019 series (introductory and advanced)
Reserve Bank Bulletin
1.5 Key Economic Organisations
|Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)||Organisation for International Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)|
|Australian Trade Commission (AUSTRADE)||International Monetary Fund (IMF)|
|Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)||Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Science (ABARES)|
Reserve Bank of Australia
|Productivity Commission (PC)|
|World Trade Organisation (WTO)||Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB)|
|World Economic Forum|
Currency: Timeliness of the information
|Relevance: Importance of the information for your needs
Authority: Source of the information
Accuracy: Reliability and correctness of the information
Purpose: Reason the information exists
1. Use (Control + Find) to search for particular terms easily in a long document, whether from a website or a database article.
2. Use a Boolean command - put to limit and improve your results eg "energy drinks problems".
3. Use to search in Google for only pdf articles - "plastic pollution" filetype:pdf - will force Google to return results on plastic pollution which are pdf articles (PDFs are great sources sometimes deeply buried in Google results and remain unseen).
4. Use a Google command eg OR eg biodiesel site:edu
5. when it is not clear who the author / authority is, go to the end of the URL in the Google search box, cut back to the first forward slash (/) and hit 'Enter'. This will take you to the Home Page of the website, and you can see the full name of the source.
6. Use a Google command After you get your results, choose the Google Menu Bar, and choose 'Tools'. Then on the far left, at the drop-down menu next to 'Any Time', you can choose 'Within the last year' (or less, if you prefer), but generally, you can choose 'Custom Range' at the bottom, as often the last 3 years would be sufficient for a recent search.
The ENTIRE collection of resources provided by the BBC Library can be searched on ONE single, powerful search platform, which retrieves print books, eBooks, database articles and websites. Click HERE for assistance.
AVAILABLE FROM HOME DURING COVID-19 PERIOD 2020, BUT NORMALLY ONLY ACCESSIBLE FROM SCHOOL. Digital edition of the newspaper is an interactive and searchable replica of the current and archived issues (6 months) of the print edition.
Look up the Informit database as well.
Retrieved from Informit database.
RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership)
TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership)
Possible Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement Post-Brexit
Mismanaging Australia's Nuclear Waste - Retrieved from Informit database.