Understand the research process and different research approaches
Title of unit/s:
Using Information in Human Resources
Understand the research process and different research approaches.
Be able to conduct a critical review of information sources in an area of HR/business practice and analyse the findings.
Be able to draw meaningful conclusions and evaluate options for change.
Know how to deliver clear, business-focused reports on an HR issue.
Assessment brief/activity: Activity 1: Your CEO has asked each departmental head to undertake a critical review of their systems, processes and practices as part of a major organisational change agenda. You have been asked to review an area of HR/business practice and present a business report to key stakeholders with recommendations for improving practice. To provide the basis for your report, you have been asked to conduct a critical review of information sources relevant to the area of practice. (AC 4.1) You should:
Select an area of HR/business practice and give the reason for your choice (AC 2.1)
Undertake a critical review of different information sources (at least four) e.g. research digests, academic and professional literature, online databases, key texts relevant to the selected area of practice. (AC 2.2)
Draw meaningful conclusions from the review of the different information sources. (AC 3.1)
Make justified recommendations to named stakeholders for sustaining and/or improving practice.
Summarise the key stages of the research process. (AC 1.1)
Compare two different research methods. (AC 1.1)