Formats and tools
- Unit Description
- Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
- Assessment Tool
- an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
- Assessment Template
- Assessment Matrix
- Wiki Markup
- Evidence Guide
- create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
- Competency Mapping Template
- Observation Checklist
- create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)
- Self Assessment Survey
- Moodle Outcomes
- Registered Training Organisations
- Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver PSPSCI010, 'Develop and undertake scientific/technological research'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Develop and undertake scientific/technological research' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.
1. Frame research question
1.1 Identify viable research questions through industry experience, industry analysis and consultation.
1.2 Consult with possible funding bodies to identify issues which may attract external funding.
1.3 Frame a research question to capture key issue/s with supporting information.
1.4 Demonstrate the benefit of the research question to the industry and its relevance to the organisationâ€™s objectives and timeframes.
1.5 Identify and manage issues relating to intellectual property.
1.6 Identify current information relevant to the research question by accessing research and professional networks and analysing published and unpublished materials.
2. Develop research methodology
2.1 Determine objectives that represent logical and effective aspects of the question to be researched and meet organisational and funding requirements.
2.2 Select research methodology and analytical techniques to meet objectives and funding requirements.
2.3 Formulate a hypothesis that is plausible, relevant and of benefit.
2.4 Determine risk management strategies and lay out activities.
2.5 Record the hypothesis, methodology, supporting information and activities.
3. Undertake and manage research
3.1 Seek resources to conduct the research.
3.2 Schedule, assign and carry out tasks.
3.3 Monitor research performance, analyse and interpret data and deal with contingencies.
3.4 Determine and document research results.
3.5 Prepare research report/s within specified timeframes in accordance with or funding body requirements.
4. Disseminate research results
4.1 Disseminate research results within the organisation, to any external funding body, the scientific community and/or the industry via publications and presentations.
4.2 Protect intellectual property.