Research Methods for Work-based Learning

This module is designed to develop critical awareness of the main issues in undertaking research in work-place settings

  • Qualitative and quantitative approaches to research
  • Experiential research and action research
  • Techniques associated with research activity
  • Planning research
  • Ethics

Dr Liz Wilson

Depending on your level of qualification or experience, the assessment will vary slightly. For example, for level 4, this is equivalent to the first year of a University degree the assessment is as follows:

Assessment 1:

Short report to explain how research could be personally and professionally relevant (500 words)

Assessment 2:

Discussion of potential approaches to research (500 words)

Assessment 3:

Analysis of appropriate techniques (1000 words)

Assessment 4:

Discussion of data collected and its relevance (1000 words)

No entry requirements

There are no additional costs to this course.

You will be required to attend one teaching day at the Carmarthen campus. This day will provide you with a secure foundation to begin your study. Throughout this module you will be supported by a Tutor. This support can either be face-to-face, via telephone, e-mail or Skype - or a mix of all these.