Research in Sport and Exercise Sciences - SPOR3550

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 4 30 (15) Katrina Taylor checkmark-circle


The module aims to provide students with knowledge of the foundations in research methods in sport sciences. Students will explore different data collection methods in sport sciences and how that information is presented and communicated appropriately. Research and academic study skills will be developed throughout the module.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 44
Private Study Hours: 256
Total Study Hours: 300

Method of assessment

• Skills logbook (6 entries) - 40%
• Written report (2000 words) - 60%

Indicative reading

Field, A. (2017). Discovering statistics using SPSS. 5th Edition. London: Sage.
Burns, R. (2000). Introduction to Research Methods. London: Sage.
Creswell, J.W and Cresswell J.D. (2018). Research design: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. 5th Edition. London: Sage.

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of research methods and principles in sport and exercise sciences.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of different methods of data collection, analysis, interpretation and communication
3. Demonstrate appropriate academic skills specific to study in sport and exercise sciences.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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