Research carried out by students
Students on various careers guidancecourses have carried out action research projects, some of which are listed below. The resource authors have volunteered for their work to be disseminated on the NGRF in the interests of sharing ideas. The research reports have been completed by students in a variety of contexts including initial training, work based learning and post-graduate study.
Constructing a Professional Identity, the effects of severe hearing loss, by Ruth Gould
The Effects of Severe Hearing Loss on the Career Experience of a Manager in Post-16 Learning. This dissertation was completed by Ruth Gould, in part fulfillment of the requirement for an MA in education at CCCUC. From here you can access the full work.
The Case for Indecision, by Gill Morrison
The Case for Indecision - How might theories of career, learning and identity formation contribute to planning an effective Careers Education programme for Year 7 and 8 students? A reflective case study based on selected texts, loosely structured interviews with teachers and focus groups with Key Stage 3 students.
Unheard Voices Untold Stories, by Alison Fielding
An exploration of young people’s experiences in and out of post-compulsory education.
Major Barriers to employment for asylum seekers, by Catherine Crerar
This is an action research project on what are perceived to be the major barriers to employment facing the asylum seeker community in Glasgow and how do guidance and other agencies work with individuals and each other to address them?
Career Guidance issues for pupils intending to go into HE, by Amber Beatson
This is an action research project on what are the career guidance issues for pupils intending on going onto HE who have negative pre-entry attributes* and what support do they receive?
An evaluation of the education and training that is currently available to offenders serving custodial sentences in Scotland, by Celia Barclay
This is an action research project on an evaluation of the education and training that is currently available to offenders serving custodial sentences in Scotland: How are careers guidance services involved, and how can effective education and careers guidance make a positive difference to the future of ex-offenders.
Career/employment support available for recovering drug addicts and alcoholics, by Iain Dalgleish
This is an action research project on an investigation into the career/employment support available for recovering drug addicts and alcoholics in West Dunbartonshire.
Aiding Ex-offenders into employment in Scotland, by Pete Yorston
This is an action research project report on aiding ex-offenders into employment. It is a review of policy and practice in Scotland, with reference to Barlinnie and Perth.
Participation by Scottish ethnic minorities in Scottish Professional Football, by Stuart Bauld.pdf
This is a labour market studies project on what factors contribute to the low levels of participation by Scottish ethnic minorities in Scottish Professional Football exploring how can this situation be addressed.
The Shortage of Young People Entering the Bakery Industry, by Rhona Steel
This labour market studies project reports on the shortage of young people entering the bakery industry.
Under-representation of the Black and Minority Ethnic Community in the Career Guidance Profession, by Harry Liddell
This labour market studies project reports on the under-representation of the Black and Minority Ethnic community in the career guidance profession.