BSBINS603 Initiate and Lead Applied Research

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  1. This assessment item has 2 Part A has Multiple- choice questions, and Part B has Short answer questions
  2. In order to be treated as competent, you have to attempt all sections and demonstrate satisfactory
  3. Answer all
  4. In case of any doubt, raise your hand to ask question to the
  5. If you are found to have been adopting any form of unfair means, you will be warned first and if offence is repeated you may be marked as not yet

Part A- Multiple- Choice Questions (Attempt all Questions) 

Tick or Circle the most appropriate response

  1. Information is A                             
    1. Data collected about concerning some fact or circumstances
    2. Knowledge communicated or received concerning some fact or circumstance
    3. Verbal communication between states
    4. None of above
  1. One of the information collection methods ....D..........
    1. Client or customer survey
    2. Market studies
    3. Newspapers & Journals
    4. All of Above
  1. Information must be A                     
    1. Accurate
    2. Correct and significant
    3. Puff
    4. None of above
  1.                  D           is a type of information gathering
    1. Application forms
    2. Computers
    3. Contracts
    4. All of above
  1. Business technologies include C            
    1. Newspapers, journals and surveys
    2. Computers, emails, internet, telephone, fax and so on
    3. Telephone conferencing and video conferencing
    4. B and C
  1.            A           are commonly used in retail stores?
    1. Magnetic strips
    2. Barcodes
    3. Passwords
    4. None of Above
  1. How will you organize collected information?
    1. Using papers
    2. Using technology 
    3. Creating files and folders
    4. All of above
  1. Monitoring information mean C                             
    1. Checking in a computer
    2. Check the bank statement
    3. Checking, observing or recording
    4. None of above B
  2. Why we need to back up our information
    1. To protect data being corrupted
    2. To avoid of data stolen
    3. To secure valuable information
    4. All of above
  1. One of the key research objectives is C_
    1. Situational diagnosis
    2. Present the results
    3. Conduct research
    4. None of above
  1. Identify the requirements organizations must pursue to guide research projects?
    1. Generic requirements
    2. Research objectives 
    3. Hypothesis analysis
    4. A and B
  1. The research finding must be based on  A                           
    1. Logical, true and useful data
    2. Logical, puff and useful data
    3. Logical, true and un useful
    4. All of above
  1. Research strategies include: C                  
    1. Documentation reviews, data analysis
    2. Focus group, product sampling
    3. Surveys, including interviewing
    4. All of Above
  1. Assumptions are B            
    1. The thing we saw
    2. The thing we assume
    3. The thing we believe
    4. The thing we know
  1. What are the things we need to consider for your audience?
    1. Relevance of information
    2. Education levels, ages and likely biases 
    3. Prior knowledge and understanding of the topic
    4. All of above

Part B - Short answer questions                    

  1. Define the term ‘research context’? Why is it important to frame a very clear and concise research question?

-     Research takes into account the natural contexts in which individuals or groups function to provide an in-depth understanding of real-world problems. The research questions are generally broad and open to unexpected findings.

  1. Explain the term ‘applied research’? Provide some examples of applied research tools & methods and explain how they can be applied to research?

-    Applied research “aims at finding a solution for an immediate problem facing a society, or an industrial/business organisation, whereas fundamental research is mainly concerned with generalisations and with the formulation of a theory”[1]. Applied research is considered to be non-systematic inquiry and it is usually launched by a company, agency or an individual in order to address a specific problem

  1. Briefly discuss four different data collection techniques involved in research.
  • Observation
  • Questionnaires
  • Interviews
  • Focus Group Discussions
  1. Outline the technologies that can be used to support data collection and analysis?
  • Internet surveys
  • Mobile phones
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • Smartcards
  1. Briefly discuss the presentation techniques and reporting methods to present the research findings.
    1. Present a synopsis of the results followed by an explanation of key findings. ...
    2. Present a result and then explain it, before presenting the next result then explaining it, and so on, then end with an overall synopsis.
  1. Explain the legal requirements, policies, procedures and guidelines to store, secure and maintain privacy (confidentiality) of collected data?

Policy should:

  • state what personal information your business collects about your employees and
  • contain guidelines limiting the collection of personal information, so that information is only collected if it's necessary for your business functions or activities or required by
  1. Outline the significance of research ethics and code of conduct in relation to applied
  2. Write down the factors that affect reliability and validity of data?
  • Test Generally, the longer a test is, the more reliable it is
  • When a test is a speed test, reliability can be problematic
  • Group homogeneity
  • Item difficulty
  • Objectivity
  • Test-retest interval
  • Variation with the testing situation
  1. How does action research differ from conventional research? What would you consider while implementing a research project in your workplace? (Write about things you take into account before undertaking a project).
  2. Discuss why is it important to maintain privacy during research? List various considerations for confidentiality while conducting a research.

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