Aim & Objective
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
The Pearson-set theme for Computing Research Project is
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.
The range of topics discussed could cover the following:
• 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.
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.