Critical Skills – Week 3

Originally published here.

Week 3 - Research Evaluation

The research carried out to determine "the best way to cook an egg" proved an interesting as well as ambiguous task. The way in which this carried out through primary and secondary methods to allow for cross-referencing and triangulation to reach valid and reliable conclusions. However, due to the several factors that decide the preferable form of egg, the implications of what the original question entails had to be re-visited and redefined. In this, the ethical, health, price and convenience.

From the way in research was carried out, reliability was fairly high as primary research was aimed at small but diverse population to gain as fair a representation of people as realistically achievable with the time frame and resources available. In addition, the questions on the survey were structure to avoid bias or leading to ensure that answers were genuine to allow for a fair analysis and comparison. In addition, questions assessed all areas required to analyse the factors discussed in the early stages of the investigation while keeping the questions to a minimum so responses are short and easy to process as well as to maintain that attention of applicants for the survey. In addition, the responses from the survey showed correlations in views on preparation and consumption of eggs. Through triangulation of ideas from each method of research consolidate each other  which suggests a decent level of reliability. Despite this, it could be said that this investigation would be more reliable if the survey was carried out on a larger scale and/or if more secondary sources were utilised.

The validity of this research maintains a good standard as the report represents exactly what is claimed as it goes through the steps of the research with evidence and appropriately selected sources of secondary information. Although, the range of areas considered could reduce this as inferences were made to link ideas to reach conclusions which could suggests that the question was not very conclusively answered.

Critical Skills – Week 3

Originally published here.

Week 3 - Research Evaluation

The research carried out to determine "the best way to cook an egg" proved an interesting as well as ambiguous task. The way in which this carried out through primary and secondary methods to allow for cross-referencing and triangulation to reach valid and reliable conclusions. However, due to the several factors that decide the preferable form of egg, the implications of what the original question entails had to be re-visited and redefined. In this, the ethical, health, price and convenience.

From the way in research was carried out, reliability was fairly high as primary research was aimed at small but diverse population to gain as fair a representation of people as realistically achievable with the time frame and resources available. In addition, the questions on the survey were structure to avoid bias or leading to ensure that answers were genuine to allow for a fair analysis and comparison. In addition, questions assessed all areas required to analyse the factors discussed in the early stages of the investigation while keeping the questions to a minimum so responses are short and easy to process as well as to maintain that attention of applicants for the survey. In addition, the responses from the survey showed correlations in views on preparation and consumption of eggs. Through triangulation of ideas from each method of research consolidate each other  which suggests a decent level of reliability. Despite this, it could be said that this investigation would be more reliable if the survey was carried out on a larger scale and/or if more secondary sources were utilised.

The validity of this research maintains a good standard as the report represents exactly what is claimed as it goes through the steps of the research with evidence and appropriately selected sources of secondary information. Although, the range of areas considered could reduce this as inferences were made to link ideas to reach conclusions which could suggests that the question was not very conclusively answered.

Why Critical Skills (#Crit101) ?

Originally published here.

Week One - Why Critical Skills?

Critical Skills; in my opinion is the use of initiative to further knowledge and/or understanding. This is often implicated to the idea of in(ter)dependent learning. People may misconstrue my use of the word "initiative" to mean a completely individual endeavour, however, I that the use of initiative can be as simple as to ask for help, consider other people's perspectives, opinions and ideas which I believe is a vital part of in(ter)dependent learning. Although, I believe that this can only be achieved by a certain level of desire to learn, a motivation to fuel or catalyse this learning process. My motivation is a result of my desire to succeed as well as an interest in life and understanding.

Personally, I decided to participate in critical skills (101) to further expand my horizon and methods in which I currently use to learn. This is not just an academic venture, I am a very logical person and like to understand what happens around me in order to grow and develop as a person. I believe that critical skills can aid me in this by offering new skills and perspective in which to discover more and deepen my understanding on what may go on around me. This incite is one of the things that allow me to enjoy and appreciate life and if acquire new skills through this course can increase my proficiency to do this, I'd like to utilise the opportunity to try.

Success; what most (if not all) people try to achieve. My goals and aspirations in life (like many other) is primarily dependent on how well I can learn and apply that knowledge. A-Levels are the real embodiment of this and I must fulfill my potential to even attempt to get anywhere. As a generally smart person, it has been said that I possess potential but accessing it and applying it to optimum levels proves to a difficult task and it being so vital, I'd like to do all I possibly can to reach this. Critical skills and in(ter)dependent learning are components that create the foundation of my learning abilities. I'd like to exercise and improve this so that I might become a better, more effective learner to succeed in not just my A-Levels but a university degree and any subsequent ventures that I may try to attain.

Why Critical Skills (#Crit101) ?

Originally published here.

Week One - Why Critical Skills?

Critical Skills; in my opinion is the use of initiative to further knowledge and/or understanding. This is often implicated to the idea of in(ter)dependent learning. People may misconstrue my use of the word "initiative" to mean a completely individual endeavour, however, I that the use of initiative can be as simple as to ask for help, consider other people's perspectives, opinions and ideas which I believe is a vital part of in(ter)dependent learning. Although, I believe that this can only be achieved by a certain level of desire to learn, a motivation to fuel or catalyse this learning process. My motivation is a result of my desire to succeed as well as an interest in life and understanding.

Personally, I decided to participate in critical skills (101) to further expand my horizon and methods in which I currently use to learn. This is not just an academic venture, I am a very logical person and like to understand what happens around me in order to grow and develop as a person. I believe that critical skills can aid me in this by offering new skills and perspective in which to discover more and deepen my understanding on what may go on around me. This incite is one of the things that allow me to enjoy and appreciate life and if acquire new skills through this course can increase my proficiency to do this, I'd like to utilise the opportunity to try.

Success; what most (if not all) people try to achieve. My goals and aspirations in life (like many other) is primarily dependent on how well I can learn and apply that knowledge. A-Levels are the real embodiment of this and I must fulfill my potential to even attempt to get anywhere. As a generally smart person, it has been said that I possess potential but accessing it and applying it to optimum levels proves to a difficult task and it being so vital, I'd like to do all I possibly can to reach this. Critical skills and in(ter)dependent learning are components that create the foundation of my learning abilities. I'd like to exercise and improve this so that I might become a better, more effective learner to succeed in not just my A-Levels but a university degree and any subsequent ventures that I may try to attain.