Many different TAFE, college and university courses require students to do some form of research work for assessment. Research tasks are designed to help encourage students to read widely on a particular subject, and come to their own understanding. It is also useful for developing important skills such as planning, finding resources, evaluating the quality of a source, and more.
Research can take three different forms: primary, secondary and tertiary. Primary research includes things like experimentation and direct observation. Secondary research involves taking raw data and information, such as notes, test results and reports, and analysing them to come to a particular conclusion. Tertiary research involves using sources such as journal articles and books to support a particular argument. Depending on what you’re studying, your Course Handbook may go into detail about research methodology. However, a few resources and rules on conducting research often aren’t enough, especially for a student who is used to regular course work. It takes particular skill to MGM Coaching Solutions can help students who are struggling at any stage of a research project. We’ve helped with:
- Guidance in formulating a research question
- Guidance in understanding a given question
- Guidance in developing a research proposal
- Guidance in developing a research plan
- Guidance in finding quality resources
- Guidance in analysing data
- Guidance in coming to a conclusion
- Guidance in referencing in the correct format (APA, Harvard, AGLC etc.)
- Guidance in preparing a bibliography
Whether you’ve just started or are nearly finished with your research project, an MGM Coaching Solutions expert can help get you there.
CASE STUDY: John**, 22, a marketing student from Sydney, got an assignment which required him to research a company, determine the types/streams of marketing they had in place, and conduct a SWOT analysis. We were able to assist him in finding sources about the company. Our expert also provided a relevant sample of a SWOT analysis report on which John could model his report. John handed in his research assignment on time, and later emailed to let us know he’d received a high distinction for it.
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**Name changed to protect privacy.