|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||2 x 4 hour workshops during semester|
|Seminars / Tutorials||8 x 2 hour qualitative session|
|Practical||8 x 2 hour SPSS session|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Individual Viva||30%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmit failed component||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate a critical understanding of the philosophy of science and of different approaches to scientific enquiry.
Understand how to design and conduct research, and analyse a range of data, in line with appropriate guiding scientific principles.
Practitioners and scientists in exercise and health domains are required to understand how to design, conduct, and analyse research in line with the appropriate guiding scientific principles. The research scientist must be aware of which approach (e.g., positivism or interpretive) is best suited within a specific context and how to employ data analyses in line with the chosen approach. This module will discuss the philosophy of science, in particular, positivist and interpretive approaches to scientific inquiry. Fundamental knowledge obtained during undergraduate study will be developed and challenged, and students will develop an advanced understanding and appreciation of the relevance of these approaches within Exercise and Health Research.
The principals of research design and analysis underpin the understanding and application of Exercise and Health Research, and as such are fundamental to effective work in these areas. The module will introduce students to quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis. Critically, the module will equip students with the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to design and complete their independent research project
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Developed and assessed in assignment.|
|Communication||Viva and portfolio.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Self-reflection involved throughout the module.|
|Information Technology||Statistical and analytical software will be used to develop portfolio.|
|Personal Development and Career planning|
|Problem solving||Involved in identifying appropriate scientific methods and analyses.|
|Research skills||Involved throughout: literature search, critical analysis, synthesis of information, application of methodology and analyses etc.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Research methods in a subject specific context.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7