Research Study Preparation - SPOR5730

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Canterbury
Spring Term 5 15 (7.5) Carol Smyth checkmark-circle

Overview

This module will cover the following topics:

Introduction to staff research areas in the CSS
The process of forming a research question and hypothesis
Writing an introduction
Writing a literature review
Writing a methodology
Writing a discussion
Justification of resources
Ethics in research
Writing clinics
Supervisor contact
Presentation of current dissertation projects

Details

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 22
Total Private Study Hours: 128
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

Written Research Proposal (2,000 words) – 100%

Indicative reading

Burns, R. (2000). Introduction to Research Methods. London: Sage.
Creswell, J. (2009). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Field, A., Hole, G. (2003). How to Design and Report Experiments. London: Sage.
Lynch, C. (2010). Doing Your Research Project in Sport. Exeter: Swales and Willis.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

Complete an appropriate literature search associated with the chosen topic of study relating to sport and exercise or sports therapy and rehabilitation, using primary and secondary sources.
Demonstrate theoretical knowledge of devising a clear specific and testable research question that can be realistically addressed within the limitations of undergraduate study relating to sport and exercise or sports therapy and rehabilitation.
Work collaboratively with a recognised expert in the area of research interest relating to sport and exercise or sports therapy and rehabilitation.
Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical concerns of research within the subject specialism relating to sport and exercise or sports therapy and rehabilitation.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

Demonstrate numeracy and information technology via working with study design, power calculations and the synthesis of a complex project proposal.
Demonstrate problem solving through the identification of a research question and the generation of a hypothesis, followed by the design of an appropriate study to test this.
Demonstrate the ability to plan and manage learning by completing a proposal for a dissertation, with consultancy from a supervisor, which is achievable, manageable and suitable for Honours level study.
Demonstrate the ability to plan and manage their own learning skills through the need to complete a thorough and realistic dissertation proposal.

Notes

  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 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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