Exercise & Sport Science Honours 4130

Description

This course involves the direct application of research skills and competencies introduced in EXSS4120. The course is conducted under the direct supervision of an academic staff member who is the student's honours research supervisor. It concentrates on the data collection and analysis portion of the research process. By the start of this course, students will have completed a major literature review, identified a suitable research question and developed a robust research design. The course explores and implements appropriate data collection techniques and develops advanced skills in data analysis. The course develops chapter drafts for the student's research thesis, as well as a poster and oral presentation of research findings.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Competency in the selection of various methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection and statistical analysis used in exercise and sports science.

2. Capacity to implement appropriate methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection and statistical analysis used in their individual research projects.

3. Appreciation of the methods used to distill and communicate scientific findings in concise formats.

Content

Students undertake activities involving:

  • Discussion and guidance on the use of appropriate methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection and statistical analysis used in exercise and sports science research.
  • Guidance on the use of analytical thinking for data interpretation.
  • The application of appropriate research ethics principles.
  • Guidance on conventions used in communicating scientific findings in oral and poster presentations.

Assumed Knowledge

EXSS4110 and EXSS4120

Assessment Items

Presentation: Oral Thesis Defence

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Individual Supervision: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory lab induction.

Contact Hours

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 14 hour(s) per Term

Individual Supervision - contact hours by arrangement with supervisor.

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term