Aim To develop learners' skills of independent enquiry and critical analysis by undertaking a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to their Higher Education programme and professional development. Unit abstract This unit is designed to enable learners to gain confidence in using research techniques and methods. It addresses the elements that make up formal research including the proposal, a variety of research methodologies, action planning, carrying out the research and presenting the findings. To complete this unit satisfactorily, learners must understand the theory that underpins formal research. The research itself will depend on learners, the context of their area of learning, their focus of interest and the anticipated outcomes. This unit draws together a range of other areas of content from within the programme of study to form a holistic piece of work that will make a positive contribution to the learner's area of interest. Learners should seek approval from their tutors before starting their research project.
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