40 credits at level HE6
The Project module is designed to give the learner the opportunity to pursue a substantial piece of individual research under the supervision of a tutor. It also provides the opportunity for the student to reflect on their learning and experiences over the course of their programme and consolidate these into a summative Personal Development Planning log.
The Project topic, which will be selected by the learner, must:
1) Be relevant to the student's programme
2) Be academically rigorous
3) Be a unique piece of work
4) Address a specific question or issue
5) Require familiarity with a range of data, research sources and appropriate methodologies
6) Require a critical evaluation of theories, principles, concepts and models
The learner will be expected to demonstrate an awareness of relevant theoretical models and contemporary literature relevant to their chosen area of study. They will be required to demonstrate creativity in identify, stating and restating the problem in terms of the literature and models available. They will be expected to demonstrate a high degree of analytical and critical ability in the application of theoretical frameworks and literature, resulting in the synthesis of appropriate conclusions (and recommendations).
The subject matter of the Project will be determined by the learner, subject to the approval of his or her Project supervisor.
The research materials, which learners may use are conventionally classified as follows:-
Class I: Materials drawn from original sources and primary data. (e.g direct observation, interviews and measurement).
Class II: Journal articles, articles in collections, authoritative press reports, publications of professional bodies.
Class III: Publications in book form.
The Project should be based to a large extent on Class I materials.
The Project module is designed to develop the learnerís ability to undertake independent research, with limited tutor guidance. There are therefore no formal taught sessions allocated to this module. Although learners are required to attend a (minimum) number of tutorials with their supervisor, they are expected to demonstrate learner autonomy by taking the initiative in seeking support and feedback.
The subject matter of the project will be determined by the learner, subject to the approval of the project supervisor.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate detailed knowledge of a specific problem or issue relevant to your programme.||
State clearly the nature of the problem or issue.
Identify and explain relevant theories, principles, concepts, models and frameworks.
Identify, retrieve and utilise relevant source material.
|2.||Demonstrate skills of analysis, evaluation, criticism and synthesis||
Evaluate relevant literature.
Critically analyse relevant theories, principles, concepts, models and frameworks.
Produce a synthesis of information and materials from a wide range of sources.
Present and make a reasoned choice between alternative solutions.
|3.||Be able to formulate a research question and hypothesis||Identified and defined a problem or issue relevant to your programme and stated an appropriate hypothesis which has been accepted by your project supervisor.|
|4.||Be able to plan and conduct independent research||Investigate a problem or issue relevant to your programme using appropriate methodology and present the outcome of the investigation in a comprehensive and cohert manner|
|5.||Learn from things that did not go according to plan or did not meet your expectations||Evaluate the effectiveness of planning and implementing own action plans|
|6.||Be able to justify your own personal development strategies.||Evaluate the effectiveness of planning and implementing learning and career management strategies|
|7.||Be able to utilise personal records and evidence of learning to demonstrate to others what you know and can do||Summarising your learning and achievements, tailored for presentation to a range of audiences|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||8,000 word Dissertation||2,000 PDP Log|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Bell, J (1995) Doing Your Research Project. Buckingham. Open University Press.
Field, A., Hole, G.(2003) How to Design and Report Experiments. London: Sage.
Kinnear, P.R and Gray, C.D (2004) SPSS 12 Made Simple. Hove: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Mitchell, M. and Jolly, J. (1996) Research Design Explained. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace Publishers.
Munro, B.H. and Page, E.B. (1993). Statistical Methods for Health Care Research. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott
Safrit, M.J. and Wood, T.M. (1989). Measurement Concepts in Physical Education Exercise Science. Champaign:
Siegel, S. and Castellan, N.J. (1988). Nonparametric Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences. Mexico:
Thomas, J.R and Nelson, J.K. (1996). Research Methods in Physical Activity. Champaign: Human Kinetics.
Vincent, W.J. (1995). Statistics in Kinesiology. Champaign: Human Kinetics.
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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