This coursework is designed to demonstrate the broad understanding and knowledge of the module, assessing and evaluating the student’s strength and level of analysis; divided into four learning outcomes. The coursework should be submitted as one document in a report format in final submission. Assignment Scenario: The Pearson-set theme for Computing Research Project is. Remote Working The option to work remotely was already being embraced by some businesses in the pre-pandemic era. These businesses were making some progress to adapt their working practices to accommodate remote working by allowing those in certain job roles to take the opportunity to work from home, albeit a day or two a week.
However, on the whole there had been a reluctance to have staff working remotely and this has largely centred around productivity concerns, security implications and technology issues. The global pandemic however necessitated and accelerated the move to remote working. The vast majority of businesses have now shifted some or all of their operations online, and almost all of their staff are working from home. The enabling force behind this necessary shift has been the different technologies and platforms that facilitate workers to achieve business goals remotely.
This sudden shift to remote working took place within weeks and months and has not been without issues. Several surveys conducted during this period cited business leaders complaining about how technology problems have impacted their business and employees while working remotely. The biggest issues remote workers face are being frequently disconnected from corporate networks, slow file downloads, poor quality of video meetings and long response times when loading apps. As a result, building secure, effective and integrated technology capability, to continue this flexibility in the workforce, has now become a priority for all organisations. Students are to choose their own research topic for this unit. Strong research projects are those with clear, well focused and defined objectives. A central skill in selecting a research objective is the ability to select a suitable and focused research objective.
• Digital transformation strategies
• Monitoring and productivity tools, their uses and implications
• Key security concerns when working remotely.
The research objective should allow students to broaden their understanding and widen their perspective of being able to explore, argue, prove, and/or disprove a particular objective. The research objective should be feasible, novel, ethical, relevant and ultimately of interest to the student. Students are to submit as evidence for the unit in addition to their project findings, the research proposal and ethics form. The research proposal sets out the plan for how the students will achieve the intended research objective(s) and shows whether the objective will be feasible, ethical and achievable in the time scale. It sets out how secondary research supports the research objective, how the research will be conducted, how the research will be evaluated. Students will need to gain ethical approval before commencing their research, this will be discussed with the tutor during the research proposal.
Choosing a Research Topic
Consider the development of a methodical, ethical, reliable and valid research proposal as the foundation for the project. The proposal should be agreed with your tutor prior to undertaking any research. Proposal and ethical forms should also be agreed and completed. An ethics form must be submitted prior to completion of research as part of the research proposal. The project topic should reflect personal interest in a specialism and should allow for a sufficient degree of research through the existence of adequate background materials. The framework of your proposal should address a specific research problem or question. This can be stated as a research question, objectives or hypothesis. As guidance, a good project proposal and project title should have an existing body of literature or source material that can be reviewed. In addition, it should extend the current line of learning, lending itself to further rigorous exploration. You should decide on appropriate research methods and select an appropriate sample. Finally, provide a literature review that identifies the background and conceptualisation of your proposed area of study. This would provide existing knowledge and benchmarks by which your data can be judged.
You should conduct your research as outlined in your proposal and keep track of your findings as you progress. The research methodology and research process, should be considered and clearly defined, demonstrating an understanding of the pitfalls and limitations of the methods chosen and ethical issues that could be encountered. Conduct your research, analyse your findings and draw conclusions. Research methods should be applied to evaluate the data collected from primary research sources. Your research and analysis of your findings should be specific to your original research question, from which conclusions can be drawn. Reflect on the success of your research project and your performance at the end of the project with the inclusion of a project evaluation and recommendations. In addition, based on the results of your study, what alternative research methodologies would you use in future to improve the results?
You should attach all the supporting documents as a separate file in the appendix section of your assignment. Without appropriate evidence(s) your assignment will not be marked.
• Ethic form
• Completed questioner
• Collected data
• Any other document(s) requested by tutor Relevant Information To gain a Pass in a BTEC HND Unit, you must meet ALL the Pass criteria; to gain a Merit, you must meet ALL the Merit and Pass criteria; and to gain a Distinction, you must meet ALL the Distinction, Merit and Pass criteria.
Break an issue or topic into smaller parts by looking in depth at each part. Support each part with arguments and evidence for and against (Pros and cons) Evaluate: When you evaluate you look at the arguments for and against an issue.
When you critically evaluate you look at the arguments for and against an issue. You look at the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments. This could be from an article you read in a journal or from a text book.
When you discuss you look at both sides of a discussion. You look at both sides of the arguments. Then you look at the reason why it is important (for) then you look at the reason why it is important (against).
When you explain you must say why it is important or not important. Describe: When you give an account or representation of in words.
When you identify you look at the most important points. Define: State or describe the nature, scope or meaning.
Put into action/use/effect
Identify similarities and differences
To find out about
Suggest/put forward as being appropriate, with reasons.