|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Supplementary Assessment||Research Proposal||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Online worksheets Students will complete 5 online worksheets with exercises relating to the design of research, statistical analysis, qualitative analysis of data and critical appraisal of research examples.||40%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of approaches to research in sport and exercise science.
Critically analyze existing literature from a methodological viewpoint.
Demonstrate competence in using SPSS for advanced statistical analysis and interpretation.
Demonstrate knowledge of research design.
Research is central to the development of knowledge within most academic disciplines and Sport & Exercise Science is no exception. Understanding how to conduct research is important in enabling students to critically analyze existing research and to conduct an independent research project in the final year of their degree. Research Methods is therefore a key module in the portfolion of any undergraduate degree in Sport & Exercise Science. The aim of this module is to further develop students' understanding of research methods and methods of data analysis. The module introduces students to more advanced concepts and methods of data anlysis than those covered in the introductory module, SS19120 and encourages students to develop a more critical understanding of the research process. The module also provides the student with essential preparation needed to conduct an independent research project in their final year.
Lectures - to introduce key concepts in research and data analysis.
Computer workshops - to introduce students to the analysis and reporting of quantitative data collected in research.
Seminars - to offer opportunities to consolidate and apply knowledge developed in lectures.
Research approaches and methods.
Data analysis and interpretation.
Ethics in research.
Designing and conducting research.
Critical analysis of existing research.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Developed during the SPSS practicals, the SPSS test, and group project.|
|Communication||Developed during proposal and group project.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance|
|Information Technology||Developed during the SPSS practicals, the SPSS test, and group project.|
|Personal Development and Career planning|
|Problem solving||Developed during proposal and group project.|
|Research skills||Developed during proposal and group project.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Use of SPSS.|
|Team work||Developed during group project.|
This module is at CQFW Level 5