It might be useful to begin by saying what this course is not intended to be. It is not intended to be a research methods programme. Many people who have not studied research before are anxious that they will be confronted by a mass of confusing statistics which they neither feel equipped to understand, nor are particularly interested in.
This anxiety has its origins in a perception of research as something done by boffins in white coats surrounded by 'experiments' and computers churning out statistics which only they are qualified to understand. This course is intended to question this perception by highlighting that research is something we all do in our everyday lives.
What are the facts?
What is Research?
Techniques of Data Collection
Data analysis - An Introduction
New Paradigm and Emancipatory Research
Ethics in Social Research
Developing a Research Proposal
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Introduction to Research Awareness in Social Care Diploma
Introduction to Research Awareness in Social Care Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
Requirements for Entry
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 135 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
* All study materials
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