R081 - Pre-production Skills - exam unit
Research Methods & Legal Issues
You need to know how companies might carry out research using primary and secondary methods.
There aren't many marks on this on the exam, but if you don't know the basics you won't get them.
Research Methods Key Learning - the key points
Research Methods Workbook - a workbook to print and work through
You can find exam questions about research methods on the exam questions page.
The exam is always about products being used "in a commercial context". That means people will make money out of them.
This means that there are legal issues and restrictions that you need to take into account - copyright, the use of trademarks, intellectual property rights etc...
You need to show that you understand these.
This content comes into the exam and also each portfolio unit. If you use this in a portfolio, make sure that you don't copy and paste information for this section. Everything must be in your own words. In portfolio units you need to reference any sources you use - including my notes above.