Course Content
Preparing a research brief
The research brief aims to address the current and future training and assessment needs within an organisation. It involves identifying the rationale, proposed methods, and procedures for conducting the research. Key activities, timeframes, resources, and expected outcomes are defined, adhering to organisational practices. Additionally, processes for evaluating outcomes, along with a budget and timelines, are developed. Finally, the research proposal is presented to relevant personnel for approval, in accordance with organisational procedures.
Background research & applications
The research, focusing on theories pertinent to vocational education and training, involves managing and implementing research activities with effective project management and data collection techniques. It includes collecting and recording data in accordance with the approved research proposal. The data is then analysed to understand its application and potential impact on enhancing current and future training and assessment practices.
Implement and report on research
ChatGPT The process involves identifying research findings relevant to personal training and assessment practices. Strategies to implement these findings are analysed and selected based on logic and reasonableness, then applied to one's practice. Reporting on the application includes preparing documentation on the research findings for key personnel, adhering to academic referencing and citation standards. Recommendations are made to enhance current and future practices based on these findings, which are then presented for approval. Lastly, criteria to monitor and evaluate new practices, derived from the research recommendations, are established, along with proposed monitoring and evaluation processes.
TAERES511 – Apply research to training and assessment practice
About Lesson

Referencing others’ work in your research is crucial for several reasons:

  1. Demonstrating Scholarship: When you reference the work of others, it shows you’ve engaged with existing knowledge in your field. This demonstrates your understanding and situates your work within the broader scholarly conversation.
  2. Supporting Your Arguments: References provide evidence for your arguments. By citing relevant research, you substantiate your claims, which strengthens the credibility of your work.
  3. Acknowledging Sources: Referencing is a way of giving credit where it’s due. It recognises the contributions of other researchers and avoids the ethical breach of plagiarism, which is using someone else’s work without acknowledgement.
  4. Enabling Verification: By providing references, you allow others to verify your sources. This transparency is fundamental to the academic process, allowing others to evaluate the validity and reliability of your work.
  5. Facilitating Further Research: Your references serve as a roadmap for others who are exploring similar topics. They can follow your citations to delve deeper into the subject matter, fostering further research.

When to reference:

  • Direct Quotes: When directly quoting someone else’s work, a reference is always required.
  • Paraphrasing or Summarising: Even if you put ideas in your own words, the original idea was someone else’s, and it should be acknowledged.
  • Using Data or Research Findings: Whenever you use data or findings from other research, a reference is necessary to credit the original source.
  • Theoretical Frameworks and Methodologies: If your research is based on or uses established theories or methodologies, these should be cited.

In essence, referencing is not just a technical requirement but a core aspect of ethical and rigorous academic practice. It shows respect for the intellectual property of others, enhances the validity of your work, and contributes to the ongoing academic dialogue.