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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Explain and apply basic research methodology and ethics in the field of crime and victimisation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115227  Explain and apply basic research methodology and ethics in the field of crime and victimisation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Criminology and Criminal Justice 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-10-13  2007-10-13  SAQA 0756/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-10-13   2011-10-13  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
255762  Apply basic research methodology and ethics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners and practitioners interested in pursuing a career path that seeks to understand and prevent/reduce crime and victimisation through engaging in crime and victimisation related research. The benefit of this unit standard to society is that a learner who completes it will contribute to social and economic upliftment and to improving safety in the personal, social, environmental/ecological and corporate sphere by building and confirming knowledge regarding crime and victimisation, crime prevention/reduction and redress. Learners learn to participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by contributing to knowledge on victim and offender assistance and care. They also learn the importance of being culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts when planning research designs relating to crime and victimisation. The attaining of these outcomes will also contribute to the development of learners' entrepreneurial skills within the field.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Distinguish between the scientific method and common sense knowledge.
  • Plan research.
  • Collect and process information for research according to crimino-ethical requirements.
  • Write a basic research report of limited extent. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication and language competencies should be in place before an attempt is made to attain the outcomes of this unit standard. Learners should already be able to engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts; read, analyse and respond to a variety of texts; and write for a wide range of contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Different sources of knowledge refer to authority, tradition, common sense, media myths, personal experience and the scientific approach.
  • The respective description of the positivist, interpretive and constructionist paradigms includes the ontological, epistemological and methodological dimensions of scientific enquiry.
  • Research design refers to quantitative and qualitative data collection procedures, techniques and analyses. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Distinguish between the scientific method and common sense knowledge. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different sources of knowledge are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The norms of the scientific community are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Crimino-ethical requirements when conducting research are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The possible uses/purpose of research in the crime and victimisation context are indicated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan research. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The research problem is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Working definitions of the study are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A feasible research design that meets crimino-ethical requirements is applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Collect and process information for research. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Research information is recorded accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Research data is described, analysed and interpreted accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Professional and ethical working relations with colleagues and participants are maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Write a research report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The functions of a research report are listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The characteristics of a research report are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    How a research report should be organised is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A written research report of limited extent is prepared. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider by the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners should understand and explain:
  • The difference between scientific enquiry and common sense knowledge.
  • The philosophical grounding of research.
  • Differences between quantitative and qualitative research designs.
  • Steps in the research process.
  • Report writing.
  • Research ethics. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by selecting appropriate crime and victimisation prevention/reduction research designs focusing on specific individual/social needs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, or community to identify the most appropriate research design by means of effective communication channels. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage activities responsibly and effectively by setting realistic time frames and meeting the requirements of addressing the needs of the research design. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information needed to conduct empirical research. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology responsibly and effectively showing responsibility towards the environment and health when determining measures to conduct research on crime and victimisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by working in an integrated manner to collect information on crime and victimisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 255762, which is "Apply basic research methodology and ethics in the field of crime and victimisation", Level 4, 8 credits.

    Credits:
  • Classroom learning: 30 hours
  • On-the-job learning/observation: 15 hours
  • Self directed learning: 10 hours
  • Coaching required: 25 hours

    TOTAL: 80 hours
    Total credits: 8 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48856   Further Education and Training Certificate: Criminology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-10-13  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49872   Further Education and Training Certificate: Victim Empowerment Co-ordination  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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