OverviewThis module will take students through the research study design process. In collaboration with a member of staff (supervisor), students will design and produce a research and ethics proposal that will be carried out at Stage 3 as their Dissertation Project. Sufficient detail and rigor in this module should allow dissertation projects to be undertaken at the start of Stage 3.
This module appears in:
Lectures – 6 hours per annum; Writing clinics – 4 hours; Supervisor appointments - 12 hours (approximately)
Method of assessment
Burns, R. (2000). Introduction to Research Methods. London: Sage.
Creswell, J. (2009). Research design: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Lynch, C. (2010). Doing you research project in sport. Exeter: Swales and Willis
Field, A., Hole, G. (2003). How to design and report experiments. London: Sage
Students who take full advantage of the opportunities made available to them will, on successful completion of the module, be able to:
12.1 Complete an appropriate literature search associated with your chosen topic of study using primary and secondary sources;
12.2 Demonstrate theoretical knowledge of devising a clear specific and testable research question that can be realistically addressed within the limitations of undergraduate study;
12.3 Work collaboratively with a recognized expert in your area of research interest;
12.4 Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical concerns of research within your subject specialism.