Chapter Six

Chapter Six: Development Phase — Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the importance of research in creating a training program and the various considerations that must be deliberated.
  2. Differentiate among the parts of a training program and their importance at various stages of the development process.

Tools Mentioned in this Chapter

Other Resources

Another really powerful reference managing software is Mendeley: Mendeley has a pretty impressive YouTube page with a ton of tutorials to help you get up and running.

Search Engine


The Internet Archive has been taking snapshots of the World Wide Web for years. This search engine helps you find material that may have been “lost” over time.

This search engine is designed to help you expand your keyword searches. Type in a keyword you’re looking for, and the search engine will show you alternative keyword searches in other search engines.

Technorati is a great search engine for blogs and blog posts in specific areas.

Wolfram Alpha is a computational search engine and can generate lots of useful information about a wide range of subjects. You can even conduct an analysis of your Facebook presence.

Very powerful image search engine.

Great search engine for quick information about business.

Conducts a range of searches across multiple different search engines. Considered a meta-search engine.

Ref Seek searches across a number of different academic databases. Some of the content you’ll find is free, but you may need to use a college library to access a lot of the content.

The Directory of Open Access Journals enables you to locate research articles that are open access—freely available on the Internet. is a robust search engine for those looking for information related to the United States government.