Learn to Carry Out Effective and Informative Research Projects
Research Project III develops your ability to come up with innovative approaches to workplace activities through systematic research in a particular industry.
- Learn more about different methods of collecting data
- Understand research design
- Find out more about ways to show your results
- Preparing Results
What the Course Covers:
Five lessons cover -
1. Determining the priorities in your research, such as -
- Starting the research
2. Planning your Research
- General overview
- Using Mindmaps
- Using Concept maps
- Using Flow Diagrams
- Analytical Procedures
3. Testing Alternative Approaches
- The design of the research
- Types of research design
- Action research
- Fishbone diagrams
- Using lateral thinking and lateral thinking techniques
- Pareto analysis
- Observational research
- Finding the root cause
- Developing hypotheses
4. Conducting Research into Commercial Work and Procedures
- Log Books
- Logging Data
- Checking data
- Data transformations
- The shape of data
- Analysing documents
- Analsying interviews/questionnaires and observations
- Writing up your report
- Report Structure
5. Developing an Improved Approach to a Workplace
Study when, where and however much you want. For most students, the course can be completed with a total of around 100 hours of study; and a commitment close to that may be needed to achieve desired learning outcomes.
The following books, available through this web site are relevant supplementary reading for this course
- Technical Writing
- Learning Tips
Self Assessment Tests are presented throughout the course. These are essentially an automated quiz. When you undertake a "SAT" or "Self Assessment Test", you will be able to see what you got correct, and what was incorrect; and in that way, you can identify your weaknesses.
Assignments are given at the end of each lesson. You should complete this assignment, paying careful attention to follow what is asked of you. It can be just as important to learn to work to specification, as it is to learn about the topic you are studying. Graduates who develop a habit of working to specification in the field of human behaviour, will impress employers, and will be more efficient when self employed.
A Final Exam is offered upon satisfactory completion of all assignments. This is optional. If you choose to apply for and do this exam, you will have the possibility of obtaining a "formal credit" or "Pass Certification" for this course. A fee applies. The exam may be sat under prearranged conditions anywhere in the world. This college will award you a formal transcript, upon successful completion of the exam, as proof of your results.
Recognition and Ethics
This college is a member of the ACS Affiliates Network; a group of colleges from several countries, affiliated with each other through ACS Distance Education.. Courses are developed with input from all of these colleges, aspiring to reflect internationally accepted standards and needs.
A strict "No Plagiarism" and "No fraud" policy exists. Assignments are checked for plagiarism, and assignments will not be deemed to have been completed, if work is not your own original creation, and is found to have been copied from elsewhere. If the person doing the course is discovered to be different to the name enrolled, the enrolment and any results will be recorded as invalid and any fees paid will be forfeited.
A full refund less expenses (up to 15% of fees applied) is provided to anyone wishing to withdraw from a course, within 2 weeks of enrolment. This does not apply after the first assignment has been submitted and marked; or after the two weeks has expired.