Learn to monitor, analyse and evaluate a common process (or processes) relevant to their stream studies. (For the purpose of this unit, a “process” is defined as any distinct series of events or changes over a period of time, and which is directly related to the area of study).
- Develop evidence of your ability to collect, collate and interpret data and prepare reports in ways relevant to the work environment;
- Monitor and evaluate one’s own work in order to develop a responsible attitude to workplace performance and quality assurance;
- Discuss 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 area of study;
- Undertake 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 6 Lessons in this course:
Identifying research issues
- The nature of research
- Finding research ideas
- Requests for research
- Curiosity and imagination
- Considering all options
- Formulating a research project
- Is the research topic feasible
- Types of questions: descriptive, rational, causal
- Units of analysis
- Conclusion validity
- Internal validity
- Construct validity
- External validity
- Structure of a research project
- Components of a research project
- Nature of a relationship
- Patterns in relationships
- Timing of research
- Ethics in research
Acquisition of technical information
- Literature review
- Research methods
- Methods of collecting information
- Experimental methods
- Correlation methods
- Questionnaires, surveys, tests
- Document reviews
- Focus groups
- Case Studies
Specialised research techniques
- Specialised research
Research planning and designing
- The scientific method
- Testing hypotheses
- Common mistakes when applying the scientific method
- Hypotheses, models, theories and laws
- Types of data: quantitative vs qualitative
- Overview of statistics for research
- Sources of statistics
- Statistical data (Plural sense)
- Statistical Method (Singular sense)
- Analyzing and interpreting information
- Start with research goals
- Analysis of quantitative information
- Analysis of qualitative information
- Interpreting information
- Example of a report
- Pitfalls to avoid
- Evaluation strategies
- Types of evaluation
- Evaluation questions and methods
When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.
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