This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct research in response to a brief. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - present information and research findings in a way that is easily understood by others; - use industry and community networks as sources of information; - negotiate changes to research briefs; - participate in and act on feedback sessions with colleagues; - follow new leads in the course of research activities; - respond to difficulties encountered during the course of research activities; - organise information logically in line with its intended purpose; - document research findings clearly and concisely; - analytical and literacy skills sufficient to interpret and summarise information and research findings, and; - self-management skills sufficient to work under pressure and meet deadlines.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - effective communication techniques, including effective listening, questioning and non-verbal cues; - legal issues that affect research activities, e.g. copyright, intellectual property and privacy legislation; - reliable sources of advice on legal issues; - features of commonly used quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; - protocols to be observed when collecting information of a culturally sensitive nature, and; - OHS standards as they relate to working for periods of time on computers.

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