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.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2017
- Semester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate competency in the selection of various methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection and statistical analysis used in exercise and sports science.
2. Implement appropriate methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection and statistical analysis used in their individual research projects.
3. Appreciate the methods used to distill and communicate scientific findings in concise formats.
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.
Must be in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Honours) program to enrol in this course
EXSS4110 and EXSS4120
Presentation: Oral Thesis Defence
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