Research Courses

Horticulture Research I BHT118

Horticulture Research - Home Study Course

"Learn the needs and types of research".

What can good research skills do for you? Good research skills will enable you identify emerging trends and changes that affect horticulture, and to help formulate better strategies, practices and uses for horticulture. Your ability to conduct and present research can lead to innovations that address crucial local and global issues, or to the provision of cutting edge horticultural services.

This course has been developed by professionals in both Australia and the UK, with the aim of being relevant throughout the world.


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Research Project I - BGN102

Learn to plan and conduct research into the current status of an aspect of an industry relating to their area of study, and to complete a descriptive report based on that research.
This course involves more than just undertaking a research project!
  • Part 1 teaches you about research theory and techniques
  • Part 2 invoves you putting into practice what you learnt in part 1, by undertaking a simple mini research project

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Research Project II - BGN201

This builds on Research Project I -expanding and deepening your capacity to conduct research,
The focus is to monitor, analyse and evaluate a common process (or processes) relevant to the e discipline you are working in.
This can be relevant to ANY discipline!

Like Research I it involves both standard distance education lessons to build knowledge and skills, plus a mini research project that utilizes those developed skills

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Research Project III BGN202

Develop innovative approaches to workplace activities through systematic research in an industry relating to their stream studies.

\Apply and build on skills and competencies gained throughout previously studied modules developing initiative and innovation.


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Research Project IV (Thesis Preparation) BGN301

Learn to Undertake Significant Academic Research.

This course guides the student, step by step, how to conduct a valid research project and write a thesis.

Develop skills in undertaking research and preparing your own thesis.

Pre-requisite: Research Project III

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Statistics BSC304

Improve your ability to handle complex data sets. 

Statistics is an essential tool in many areas of research including psychology and the sciences. 

  • This course provides the most essential knowledge and skills required by consultants and researchers in a wide variety of disciplines.  Topics covered include measures of central tendency, correlation, regression t-test, inferential statistics such as chi square and ANOVA.

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Workshop I BGN103

Develop your capacity to identify, select and apply knowledge and skills to appropriate perform workplace tasks in any industry. Through a PBL (problem-based learning) study program this and other workshop projects will develop a "real world" relevance in your overall learning experience.

These Workshop modules/courses provide the same outcomes as would normally be achieved by attending face to face or residential workshops. By utilising a PBL approach to learning which has been tried and proven over many years, we have been able to refine this module to create a very effective program that can relate to any discipline in a specific and very practical way. In short, it works and it can be undertaken from anywhere in the world, with the student working in one to one liaison with an academic member of our staff.


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Workshop II BGN203

Develop your ability to perform a variety of scientific or technical procedures, using problem based learning strategies (PBL).

What is PBL?    Problem-based learning has been defined as: “A learning method based on using problems as a starting point for acquisition and integration of new knowledge.”  PBL involves working through a problem in communication with one or more other people, to find and report on possible solutions. The project is well structured and the final report is highly specified. The student learns not only about the subject, but also how to work to specification, and by following the specified pathway set down, they strengthen many valuable generic life skills in a way that relates to the discipline concerned.


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Workshop III BGN302

Develop your ability to plan, implement and assess management strategies, applicable to your industry sector.

This course provides the same outcomes as would normally be achieved by attending face to face or residential workshops. By utilising a PBL approach to learning which has been tried and proven over many years, we have been able to refine this module to create a very effective program that can relate to any discipline in a specific and very practical way. In short, it works and it can be undertaken from anywhere in the world, with the student working in one to one liaison with an academic member of our staff.


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