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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.
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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.
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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
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Qualitative Research gathers data about lived experiences, emotions or behaviours, and the meanings individuals attach to them. It assists in enabling researchers to gain a better understanding of complex concepts, social interactions or cultural phenomena. This type of research is useful in the exploration of how or why things have occurred, interpreting events and describing actions. Example: Conducting in-depth interviews to explore the experiences of patients in a healthcare setting.

Quantitative Research gathers numerical data which can be ranked, measured or categorised through statistical analysis. It assists with uncovering patterns or relationships, and for making generalisations. This type of research is useful for finding out how many, how much, how often, or to what extent. Example: A survey to gauge customer satisfaction levels in a retail store.

 

Mixed Methods Research integrates both Qualitative and Quantitative Research. It provides a holistic approach combining and analysing the statistical data with deeper contextualised insights. Using Mixed Methods also enables Triangulation, or verification, of the data from two or more sources. Example: A study on education methods where surveys (quantitative) are used alongside classroom observations (qualitative) to gain a comprehensive understanding.