Unit 318 Analyse and report data Essay

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Unit 318 Analyse and report data

Outcome 1: Understand how to organise and evaluate data that has been researched

1.1 Describe the purpose and benefits of organising data so that it can be analysed
The purpose and benefit of organising data is that it allows you to see clearing what the data is that you have collected and what it relates to. It also allows you to identify any common traits within the data.

1.2 Explain how to evaluate the relevance, validity and reliability of data
Below are some ways in which you can evaluate whether data is relevant, valid and reliable.
Relevance – Dose the date relate to the outcome? Dose the date relate to the aims and objectives?
Validity – Is the data collected up to date? Is
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1.5 Explain the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods
Quantitative Research is using numerical data such as how many minutes, degrees, number of etc. Quantitative research is commonly used to research the number of thing for example there have been 5 members, 2 non-members and 10 monthly members attend a fitness class today.
Qualitative Research is using the characteristic of something such as colour, shape, texture, etc. Qualitative research is commonly used to research the quality of a product for example the red T-shirt is soft and fits well.
Qualitative research data is useful to explain to others the outcome of the information whereas quantitative research is difficult to understand at an initial glance. An advantage to quantitative data is that it is easy for you to turn in to quantitative data, which is more aesthetically pleasing for the audience.

1.6 Describe how to search for relevant data sources
There are many ways of searching for relevant data sources such as the Internet, books, previous reports, etc. However, you must take in to account how long it will take to research these different sources, whether they are available and how accurate and unbiased they are.

Outcome 2: Understand how to report data that has been researched

2.1 Describe ways of reporting data so that it
a) Meets agreed aims
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