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Please briefly answer questions a, b, and c.

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Question 5 (Unit 11) — '7 marks The Science Council has a category of membership for Registered Science
Technician (RSciTech). Applicants for membership are assessed against a
competency framework. A university researcher conducted an experiment to
see whether coaching helped to improve individuals’ scores on parts of the
competencies used to assess individuals for the RSciTech status. A
group-comparative design was used. Each applicant was initially asked to
supply evidence to show how they met five of the elements, given in Table 2,
from the five core competencies used to assess RSciTeeh. The evidence of
each individual was then scored. Table 2 Elements of RSciTech competencies for which evidence was
requested in the experiment A3 Interpret and evaluate data and make sound judgements in relation
to scientific concepts 34 Take responsibility for completing tasks and procedures as well as
using judgement within defined parameters C] Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication skills
D3 Participate in continuous performance improvement E2 Maintain and enhance competence in own area of practice through
professional development activity One group of 12 applicants then received a set of web links and two
interactive coach-led sessions via the web on the type of evidence to supply.
A month later they were asked to resubmit their evidence. A second group
comprised a different group of 12 applicants who were just given the set of
web links. They were also asked to resubmit their evidence a month later.
The change in the score for each individual was recorded. The resulting data
are to be analysed using a hypothesis test_ [a] What type of data were produced in this experiment? (b) From the hypothesis tests listed at the start of Subsection 4.4 of
Unit 11, give the most appropriate test for analysing these data?
together with two reasons for your answer. (c) M140 has added to your skills in the five elements listed which are used
to assess RSCiTech status. Choose three from the five areas in which
you feel you have gained skills relevant to employment while studying
M140, and for each give one specific example of how your skills have
improved.

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