Welcome visitor you can login or create an account.
ADL is a leading provider of Distance Learning, Home Study & Online Courses
Research Project III 100 Hours Certificate Course


Workshops & Practicals Courses Online  Academic Courses Online  Professional Development Courses Online  Certificate Courses Courses Online  Education Courses Online 

Research Project III 100 Hours Certificate Course

Price: £325.00Course Code: BGN202 CLD
Contact us
Currency Converter
View As PDFEmail This

Learning Methods

* Select your Learning Materials:
otipPlease select your how you would like to receive the course materials:

* Pay in Full or Select your Interest Free Payment Plan:

Add to Wish List
Contact us
  • Creating a Study DenCreating a Study DenFeb 06, 2014 No learning happens in a vacuum. The environment set aside for study has an incredible influence on how successful time spent for learning will be. This, of cou..
  • Online Courses - Why are Online Courses so Popular?Online Courses - Why are Online Courses so Popular?Oct 08, 2014 This is a collection of thoughts as to why Online Courses are so popular: There are a so many reasons: One of the more popular reasons is access. Many ..
  • 6 Habits of Successful Students6 Habits of Successful StudentsDec 06, 2016 When you start a course of study, there can be many things that occur to you. A mixture of excitement, anticipation, optimism and determination may be among you..
  • Am I Taking My Course Seriously Enough?Am I Taking My Course Seriously Enough?Oct 04, 2017   It can be difficult for you to treat your studies seriously as an adult learner. Most adult learners are in part-time education, with usually only..
  • 3 Ways to Avoid Procrastination3 Ways to Avoid ProcrastinationJun 06, 2018 Once you are focusing on your coursework, it can be great to lose yourself in your subject, enjoying the satisfaction that comes from learning new things and ac..
  • ADL Tutor wins Prestigious Conference BursaryADL Tutor wins Prestigious Conference BursaryJun 06, 2018 Dr Lee Raye, tutor at the Academy for Distance Learning, has been awarded the 2018 Alwyne Wheeler Bursary by the Society for the History of Natural History. ..
No questions have been posted about this product.

Ask a question

Note: HTML is not translated!

Research Project III 100 Hours Certificate Course

Take your research skills to the next level.  

Prerequisites: Research Projects I & II or equivalent

Being a good researcher involves more than coming up with brilliant ideas and implementing them. Most researchers spend the majority of their time reading papers, discussing ideas with colleagues, writing and revising papers, staring blankly into space – and, of course, having brilliant ideas and implementing them.

Lesson Structure:

There are 5 lessons in this course:

  1.     Determining Research Priorities.
  •         Beginning your research
  •         Brainstorming
  •         How to brainstorm
  •         Basic steps for brainstorming
  •         Terminology
  1.     Planning Research Improvement
  •         Overview
  •         Mind maps
  •         How to mind map
  •         Concept mapping
  •         Flow diagrams
  •         Analytical procedures
  •         Terminology
  1.     Testing the Viability of Alternative Approaches
  •         Research design
  •         Major types of research design
  •         Action research
  •         Fishbone diagrams
  •         Lateral thinking
  •         Lateral thinking techniqies
  •         Pareto analysis
  •         When and where to use pareto analysis
  •         Observations
  •         Root cause analysis
  •         Finding the root cause
  •         Hypothesis
  •         Null and alternate hypothesis
  •         Terminology
  1.     Conducting Detailed Research into Commercial Work Procedures
  •         Log books
  •         Collecting and logging data
  •         Checking data for accurtacy
  •         Developing a base structure
  •         Data transformations
  •         Analysing your data
  •         What shape is data in
  •         Analyzing documents
  •         Analyzing interviews
  •         Analyzing observations
  •         Analyzing questionnaires
  •         Interpretation
  •         The results
  •         Writing up your report
  •         Report structure
  •         Terminology
  1.     Developing an Improved Approach to a Workplace Procedure
  •         Overview
  •         Terminology

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Learning Goals:

  •     Analyse current industry procedures to determine possible areas for improvement or innovation.
  •     Plan research on the development of innovative approaches for improving a commercial work procedure.
  •     Conduct detailed research into the viability of alternative innovative approaches to a commercial work procedure.
  •     Conduct detailed research into the viability of alternative, innovative approaches to a commercial work procedures.
  •     Develop an improved approach to a workplace procedure based on results of research.

How To Start a Research Project

Often the hardest part of research is coming up with a research topic or question. Your research topic should first of all be interesting to you and relevant to the field of study/work you are in – you'll be spending a lot of time and work on your project so be sure to choose a topic that you are eager to learn more about.

Second, choose a topic where there is enough evidence (primary and secondary sources) that you can use (in languages that you can read, and that are accessible) for your research.

Third, choose a topic of the ‘right’ size. Topics that are too narrow may not be important or significant and you may not find much evidence. Topics that are very broad may be too complex for your project.

Where can you find good and plausible topic ideas?

    Brainstorm some ideas alone or with friends. Take 3 minutes and jot down possible topics – subjects that have always interested you. Once you are finished read through the list and see if any of the topics can be transformed into a research project.
    Talk with people who work in that discipline or industry. Ask them what needs to be researched.Read industry journals. Are there any topics related to your area of interest?
    Browse through books relating to your area of interest. Once you come up with a topic that you think will work check with your tutor. Your tutor will be able to help refine your idea and give you leads on where to begin your research.
    Do Internet searches.
    Contact regulatory boards/government authorities etc. to find out what research is being done in your area of interest.

Identifying the subject matter of your research is a good start, but your topic will not be truly focused until you have rephrased it as a research problem or hypothesis.
The quest for an answer to your research problem (or validation of your hypothesis) then becomes what drives your research forward.

One way to focus in on your research problem is to consider the overall purpose of your project. Are you setting out to define, classify, compare, analyse or prove a point?

In general, a good topic may address these practical issues:

  •     Does it fit the requirements for the paper or assignment?
  •     Are there enough resources available on the topic? This question especially applies to projects requiring library research. Are there enough books, articles, Internet documents?
  •     Is it an important and worthwhile topic? This factor is very important.
  •     Are you interested in the topic? If you have a choice, find a subject that interests you. It's hard to get motivated if you don't care about what you are doing. Think about choosing a topic that will help you gain expertise in an area that will be useful in the future.


Course Info
How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?Full time classroom based Further Education Courses - Approx. £5,000 per year - Part-time classroom based Adult Education Courses - Approx. £7.00 per hour - N.B. classroom tuition means you learn at the pace of the class. One-to-one private tuition - from £15.00 per hour - ADL one-to-one tution fees - From £340 per 100 Hour Course = Average of £3.40 per hour - N.B. one-to-one tuition is tailored to your own individual learning availability and pace.
Course StartBegin your learning at any time.
Course Prerequisite None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.
Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments and final evaluation per course/module to be taken.
Course Qualification (Study Option B)Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final evaluation.
Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 10 - U.S. Credit Hours: 3 - when compared to regulated courses.
Course Duration and DeadlinesCourse hours given are a guide only. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to learn as much as you can, with no assignment deadlines or end date by which you must complete your course by. You are in control!
Study SupportPersonal tutor/mentor support from industry relevant professionals throughout your whole course. Mentors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through the Moodle online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed. They will also mark and grade your assignments, plus provide constructive and helpful feedback vital to your success.
Suitability for Self Employment and Small BusinessesOur courses are ideal for sole traders and small business owners and their staff. Customer confidence in what you can do will determine how successful you are in getting clients. Doing the job right using the correct knowledge and skills, leads to repeat business and referrals to friends, family and work colleagues. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to achieve this and grow your business.
Recognition of Your Course By EmployersWe aim to achieve the correct balance between your qualification being recognised and providing you with the in-depth learning, to empower you to succeed. If you can demonstrate that you have the level of knowledge and transferable skills necessary to an employer, you should stand out from someone who has only received a superficial understanding of what's required - Select study option A when enrolling, so an employer can check the status of the awarding organisation for your qualification on the Ofqual Register.
Recognition of Your Course By UniversitiesAs you will see on our Testimonials page, previous students have used their qualification from us to get into university. However each one will have its own entrance criteria and acceptance may also depend on your other qualifications and experience. We can approach up to three universities on your behalf with details of our course before you enrol, so you will know whether it will be accepted as part of their application process. Please complete our contact form and we will begin the process.
Designing Your Own QualificationBundle up your choice of related courses to form your own qualification. Our Advanced Certificates (4 courses), Diplomas (6 courses), Advanced Diplomas (8 courses) and Higher Advanced Diplomas (12 courses), are used to differentiate between the in-depth knowledge and skills you will acquire in your chosen area of study. e.g. Advanced Certificate in Turf Care Management, which includes individual courses: Turf Care, Sports Turf Care, Turf Repair and Renovation and Turf Grasses.
How Can I Enrol?Online by selecting your study option, learning materials, plus payment option and then clicking the Enrol Now button - By contacting us for an application form - By telephoning us on 01227 789 649 (International: 0044 1227 789 649). Lines open 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
How Can I Get a Pro-forma Invoice for my Employer?Contact us with details and we will email your employer an invoice. We will need: employer's name, address, telephone number, email address and contact name. We will also require your name, telephone number, email address, date of birth and the course and code you wish to enrol for.

                       Learn, Progress, Change, Achieve                                                     


Previous Customer Experiences with our CoursesWoman leaping to the next level in her career development

"Fantastic Teacher. Well organised modules. Assignments force me to learn and research more so I can prepare well for exams. I really enjoyed studying via ADL.  I can now continue study at Ulster University which accept my certificate from ADL".    Level 4,  Advanced Certificate in Applied Science,  VSC001,  Stanislawa,  Poland.

Its with great pleasure I am announcing you my new job as 'Park Manager' for a 5 star hotel in Reunion Island.  Its definitely my courses with ADL (Botany, Agronomy and Trees for Rehabilitation) which were decisive for my nomination. Accordingly, my sincere thanks goes to all the ADL team.

"The course was a valuable learning experience as it provided me with the knowledge and understanding for me as a Careers Advisor. The feedback was very good from my tutor, and allowed me to  build upon my assignments that were marked. The comments were very informative  and very useful. Well written course material."  Andrew W, Careers  Counselling, UK

More Reviews....


Contact Us
First Name:

Email Address:

Phone Number:


Get an Information Pack

Other (write below)

Disclaimer: Every attempt is made to ensure all information from the academy is accurate and that the student has attained the competencies taught in a course, at the point of their assessment. Beyond this point, the graduate is responsible to maintain their acquired competencies, and apply acquired knowledge and skills in a way which is appropriate to the unique characteristics of each application. This will release the academy from any liability, action and claims of whatsoever nature in connection with, or arising from any such information, instruction or advice, given by any student or ex-student, whether directions given during the course are followed or not.