Research Project A (Introduction) Online Course

Research Project A (Introduction) Online Course
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

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Course Aims:

  • Develop your ability to collect, collate and interpret data and prepare reports in ways relevant to the work environment;
  • Monitor and evaluate your own work in order to develop a responsible attitude to workplace performance and quality assurance;
  • Determine areas where there is a valid need for research which are relevant to area of study;
  • Explain research methods, including experimental techniques, commonly used in your discipline.
  • Understand of the basic statistical methods used for research;
  • Locate, collect and evaluate information for a specific research purpose;
  • Prepare a research report in a format which conforms to normal industry procedures.


Detailed Course Outline

There are 7 lessons in this course:

Determining Research Needs

  • Introduction
  • Identifying research needs
  • The research goal
  • The research question
  • Other questions to clarify the research goal
  • Sources of information
  • What information is required
  • Depth and breadth of data
  • Constraining factors: time, resources

Searching For Information

  • Kind of exploratory research
  • Primary data research
  • Literary reviews
  • Research objectives

Research Methods

  • Research terminology
  • Experimentation
  • A controlled environment
  • Other field trial considerations
  • Steps in collection and analysis of data
  • Setting up a comparison trial
  • Running the trial
  • Evaluating the trial
  • Interviewing skills
  • Procedure
  • Asking questions
  • Types of questions
  • Ways of handling difficult questions

Using Statistics

  • Introduction
  • Official statistics
  • Reasons for using statistics
  • Disadvantages of statistics
  • Issues to consider
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Observed and expected rates
  • Confidence intervals
  • Standardizing
  • Conducting Statistical Research
  • Reliability of statistics
  • Presenting statistics: pie charts, bar charts, histograms
  • Descriptive statistics: mean, median, mode, variation, standard deviation, etc
  • Correlation, Probability

Research Reports

  • Collecting quantitative data
  • Conducting a survey
  • Procedure for designing a survey
  • Forms of data
  • Planning a formal survey
  • Designing a questionnaire
  • Common problems

Research Reporting

  • Report writing tips
  • Structure of a report
  • The report outline
  • Research papers
  • Referencing

Reporting On A Research Project

  • A practical project involving construction of a proper research report

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