This course develops preliminary research skills in exercise and sports science. The course is conducted under the direct supervision of an academic staff member who is also the student's honours research supervisor. The course builds skills and competencies in research design including literature reviews, identification of research questions, methodological approaches, discussion and written communication skills.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2017
- Semester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Comprehend the procedures for undertaking a successful research project within the field of exercise and sports science.
2. To identify research issues and frame research questions in the context of existing scholarship and available resources.
3. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of methods of reviewing literature and capacity to identify relevant texts and information gaps in the student's field of research.
4. Formulate appropriate boundaries to a research project and identify appropriate methods and processes to undertake critical analysis.
Identifying relevant literature within the field of exercise and sports science (and other disciplines) in order to frame and situate a research question.Undertaking a literature review including:
- Identifying key texts and articles
- Evaluating arguments and evidence
- Providing rationale for inclusion of relevant material
- Clear communication of uses made of relevant materials
- Identification of limits of existing literature and role of the student's research in contributing to the field.
Designing appropriate research design and methodology, such as:
- Formulation of theoretical and research questions
- Identification of appropriate methods and boundaries for research project
- Use of critical and analytical thinking for formulating initial arguments, questions or hypotheses.
Must be in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Honours) program to enrol in this course
A major in the appropriate discipline with a minimum credit grade average.
Literature Review: Literature Review
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.
Face to Face On Campus 14 hour(s) per Term
Individual supervision - contact hours by arrangement with supervisor.
Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term