15 credits at level HE7
To provide the opportunity to develop research skills to review and critically evaluate basic and applied research in strength and conditioning and related areas.
To introduce and develop an advanced understanding and interpretation of quantitative data analysis.
To develop a critical understanding of ethical considerations when undertaking research in strength and conditioning.
Ethical considerations in research
Submitting an application for university ethical approval.
Issues in quantitative and qualitative research design.
Principles of quantitative data analysis.
Using SPSS: Data input and organisation, conducting analysis, understanding and interpreting output.
Teaching hours will consist of 24 hours delivered over 8 x 3 hour blocks and 126 hours of independent study, reading, project work and evaluations. Tutors will provide ongoing support and guidance throughout this process.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be able to design, present and defend a relevant research project in strength and conditioning.||Successfully present, and critically defend a proposed research topic to academic peers.|
|2.||To critically understand issues relating to ethical procedures in relation to strength and conditioning research.||Submit the school ethical approval documents required for a masters thesis, and receive ethical approval from the school research ethics committee.|
|3.||Be able to critically assess the relative strengths of different research designs and methodologies.||Defend the methodologies and design used for a proposed piece of future research.|
|4.||Demonstrate an ability to input data into SPSS, and use SPSS to perform a variety of advanced quantitative statical analyses.||Conduct, and interpret, statistical analysis on a range of data sets, and appropriately interpret the findings.|
|5.||Demonstrate an ability to present on a relevant topic in strength and conditioning to a professional standard to peers.||Plan and professionally deliver an appropriate strength and conditioning evidence based presentation to peers.|
|6.||Understand the data analysis techniques that are appropriate to your proposed research design.||Defend the data analysis methods chosen for a future piece of intended research.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Complete the school research ethics documents and receive ethical approval from the ethics board.||A 30 minute presentation and defence of a research proposal.||Quantitative statistical analysis and interpretation.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Ackroyd and Hughes (Ed) (1992). Data collection in Context. Longman
Denzin and Lincoln (2000). Handbook of qualitative research. Sage
Field A (2005). Discovering statistics using SPSS for Windows. London: Sage.
Field A and Hole G (2002) How to design and report experiments. London: Sage.
Kinnear, P., and Gray, C.D. (2000). SPSS for Windows made simple. Hove UK: Psychology Press.
Robson, C. (2002). Real World Research (2nd Ed.). Oxford: Blackwell.
Yin, R.K. (2003) Case study research. 3rd Ed. Sage
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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