|Prerequisites for Module|
Successful completion of Stages 1-3 of the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science course, or equivalent.
Aims of Module
This module aims to have students produce a report which evaluates all aspects of the research process and which indicates future recommendations.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Critically review a body of literature integral to a research project.|
||Produce a detailed and justified account of the methods employed for a research project.|
||Analyse and interpret raw data and present results appropriately.|
||Discuss the data obtained in relation to the research question, existing literature and current practice.|
||Produce a conclusion which evaluates relevant aspects of a research process and includes future recommendations.|
Indicative Module Content
Critical review of literature and managing the research process; review of common constraints of, and strategies for, working within the boundaries of sport and exercise science based research; ethics related to research; developing and piloting research methods; statistics and research design.
Indicative Student Workload
|Research design, testing, analysis and write up||300|
|Reading||126||Mode of Delivery|
A small number of tutorials and lectures will be provided. In addition, each student will be allocated a project supervisor from whom he/she will receive support and relevant advice. The meetings will be initiated by the student and the supervisor will act as a facilitator.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3,4,5|
|1.||THOMAS, J.R. NELSON, J.K. AND SILVERMAN, S.J., 2010. Research methods in physical activity. 6th ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.|
|2.||PALLANT, J., 2013. SPSS survival manual: A step by step guide to data analysis using IBM SPSS. 5th ed. London: Open University Press.|
|3.||BAZELEY, P., 2013. Qualitative data analysis: Practical strategies. London: Sage.|
Each individual student will be allocated 8 hours of supervision once they have reached the point at which they are able to commence data collection. Supervision will be provided up to this point as required usually in a group format.