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Overview

Framework:
Access to HE
Level:
Level 3
Unit No:
QU026471
Credits:
6
Guided learning hours:
Not available

Qualification Grading Type

Graded

Grade Descriptors

  • GD1-Understanding the subject
  • GD2-Application of knowledge
  • GD3-Application of skills
  • GD4-Use of information
  • GD7-Quality

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Understand research methods and their uses.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Evaluate the use of different research methods for a specific research purpose.


2

Be able to plan a research project.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Establish research aims related to the research topic.

  • 2.2

    Produce a detailed research proposal with specific timescales and milestones for completion of the research.

  • 2.3

    Justify its relevance for the subject area.


3

Be able to carry out a research project.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Carry out research that adheres to:
    a) the research proposal

    b) ethical guidelines

    c) agreed timescales.


4

Be able to produce a report on research using a standard format.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Report on research using a standard format.

  • 4.2

    Evaluate findings in relation to the research aims.

  • 4.3

    Use an accepted method of referencing source material.


5

Be able to evaluate a research project.

Assessment Criteria

  • 5.1

    Evaluate a research proposal and its procedures.

  • 5.2

    Evaluate methods used to research the subject area.


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