F&N Coursework Research And Development


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“I went to the internet to find information onnutritional tools...” “Research on useful resources by surfing theinternet and going to the library to find out more about the high calcium dishes and information that is related to my mind map.” 

You only used the internet? How about othersources of research?Be more specific on the type of websites orbooks you are going to research on.

2.1 Research and Development

“Research is the process of critical thinking and problem solving. It is this ability that sets humans apart from all other living things. Research is simply the use of the human mind to search for and seek answers or, as some would say, to search for the “truth”.Humans have always been seeking and searching. And that is what research is all about, searching. To search and search again and again. That is why it is called re-search.” 


Harry K. Wong

“We do not treat all of the information which we constantly receive in everyday life as being of equal value, but reject most of it as being of little or no value, and critically question much of the rest. What we choose to retain in our memories for futureapplication will typically be in summary form.” 


Blaxter, Hughes and Tights

Problem :

What do I want to know?

The Research ProcessPrediction :

What do I think is the right answer?

Procedure :

How will I solve the problem?

Data :

What will I look for?

Conclusion :

What do the results tell me?You should:


never copy work from the internet wholesale but paraphrase (

change sentence structures, replace wordsand give references to where you obtain the line from). We know when it is a CUT AND PASTE as it will show no linkage and expansion of you own ideas. Try us.2.

Use different types of research methods to look for indirect

(books, internet, CD roms, DVDS, Videos)


(conduct surveys, questionnaires, interviews, and analysizng results)




It is important that you are able to explain your research project in simple, everyday terms. You need tobe able to make the “strange – familiar”, as well as, at other times, the “familiar – strange”. There will notbe many people who will understand, or want to understand, what exactly you are doing.4.

Test out your survey questions on some people first so that they can tell you if they understood them. If they are unable to understand them, chances are that you will get the wrong data from your targetaudience.

The EOQ Harmonized Schemes are coordinated and recognized training and examination patterns at European level, in the quality management and other management topics.

The education and competence profiles are defined among other issues according to the following criteria: 

  • Which body of knowledge and abilities should I bring along for which profession 
  • Which topics have to be known 
  • Which knowledge is to be proven in the examinations 
  • Training depth related to the knowledge to be acquired
  • Number of required hours of the performed training 
  • Further criteria are vocational background, vocational experience as well as practical experience in certain fields of activity

The EOQ-PRU Harmonized Schemes are grouped on 3 main types:

  • Integrated Quality
  • Specific sectors and
  • Other functions

and for each EOQ certificate is defined a certain validity period of 3 or 5 years.
After the expiration of the validity period, a re-certification is needed (carried out under defined conditions), in order to keep the EOQ certification.

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