|| SS19010 |
|| RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Joanne Thatcher |
|| Semester 2 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 24 Hours Lecture/Workshop |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours on reasearch methods ||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| Data analysis using SPSS||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours ||100%|
On completion of this module,students should be able to...
1. Explain basic approaches to research and differentiate between them
2. Examine an existing investigation and recognize strenghts and weaknesses
3. Methodically plan an investigation using appropriate terminology and principles
4. Demonstrate competence in the use of SPSS to perform basic statistical procedures and to draw appropriate conclusions from the output (specifically: chi-square, Mann-Whitney, Wilcoxon, paired and unpaired T, linear regression, Spearman''s and Pearson''s correlation)
This module intoduces students to research and statistics. The module will help students interpret existing knowledge and data in their other modules, and it will begin the development of the skills of the independent researcher, which will blossom in the final year dissertation. The module describes the broad framework of approaches to research in the sport & exrcise sciences and identifies the steps and iterations of these approaches. Students will be introduced to statistical analysis using SPSS and develop competence in a range of fundamental statistical techniques.
1. To introduce the framework of key research themes such as: inductive, deductive, empirical, observational, survey-based, qualitative and quantitative
2. To describe the steps (and iterations) in the research process from/to establishing a question to/from interpreting data
3. To introduce SPSS and develop skills in data entry, statistical analysis and statistical interpretation
Bland, M. (2000) An introduction to medical statistics.
3rd ed.. Oxford Univesity Press, Oxford
Cohen, L. and Holliday, M. (1986) Statistics for social scientists.
Harper and Row
Thomas, J. and Nelson,J. (2001) Research methods in physical activity.
4th ed.. Human Kinetics, Champaign, II
Vincent, W.J. (1999) Statistics in kinesiology
2nd ed.. Human Kinetics, Champaign, II
This module is at CQFW Level 4