Exercise & Sports Science Honours 4130

Course code SPOR4130Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

This course involves the direct application of research skills and competencies introduced in SPOR4120. 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.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this Compulsory Course Component in the course outline provided by the School.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
ObjectivesOn successful completion of the course students will have:

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.
ContentStudents 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.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSPOR4110 and SPOR4120
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Poster and oral presentations.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Individual Supervision: for 14 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory lab induction.