Research and Report Information

Face to face duration: 2 days

Course Objectives

This two (2) day course is designed to increase awareness and importance researching and reporting accurate information in the appropriate format.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Defining the object of information queries
  2. Managing search tools and strategies
  3. Evaluating information sources
  4. Research concepts-qualitative and quantitative
  5. Plagiarism, citation and referencing
  6. Collecting information
  7. Managing information
  8. Become acquainted with the concept of planning a research investigation
  9. Acquire basic skills in preparing outlines of such investigations (e.g., research proposals, project proposals)
  10. Become aware of a variety of techniques used in research
  11. Become acquainted with the basic theory and techniques of conducting a survey
  12. Develop the habit of mind of, and skill in, critically evaluating reports of research


  • Identifying topics for research
  • Understand the tools and strategies used in research processes
  • Understand the role of information sources
  • Understand the difference between qualitative and quantitative research
  • Understand the importance of research ethics
  • Effectively avoid plagiarism
  • Write effective citations and references
  • Efficiently plan a research investigation
  • Preparing research proposals
  • Effectively utilise a range of research techniques
  • Conduct a survey
  • Critically evaluate research reports


  • Research topic analysis
  • Search tools and strategies
  • Information sources
  • Qualitative vs quantitative
  • Research ethics
  • Plagiarism, citation and referencing
  • Planning a research investigation
  • Writing a research proposal
  • Research techniques
  • Conducting a survey
  • The process of evaluating research reports


  • Anyone who is responsible for researching and reporting information in a professional environment


  • Pair and group activities (physical and mental)
  • Videos
  • Role plays

Program Outline

Day One

  • Analysis of topic to be researched
  • Search tools and strategies
  • Various information sources
  • Qualitative and quantitative
  • Research ethics
  • Plagiarism, citation and referencing
  • Collecting information

Day Two

  • Pair and group activities (physical and mental)
  • Self reflection activities
  • Videos
  • Experiential learning
  • Implementation plan

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