Provides students with an understanding of research methods and design so that they can be applied to the study of the science and management of sport and exercise. Students will analyse relevant statistical data and gain an understanding of the research process and ethical issues. Computing skills and appropriate software packages will be introduced that aid with report presentation and analysis.
Topic 1: Introductory concepts and variables
Topic 2: Research design and ethical considerations
Topic 3: Data types and data screening
Topic 4: Descriptive statistics and normality of distribution
Topic 5: Probability and hypothesis testing
Topic 6: Statistical techniques for relationships among variables
Topic 7: Statistical techniques for differences among groups
Topic 8: Nonparametric techniques
Topic 9: Validity, reliability and experimental design
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||proficiently use word processing and data analysis software||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||identify research design and explain the relationship between research design and statistical methods||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||use statistics including performing, interpreting and reporting||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||formulate and test hypotheses||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||describe and interpret data||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||identify the philosophical and ethical considerations of conducting research||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||identify the components necessary to ensure valid consent.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Berg, K & Latin, R , 2008, Essentials of Research Methods in Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science and Recreation, 3rd edn, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Sydney. ISBN: 139780781770361.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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