Rhedir gan School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
20.000 Credyd neu 10.000 Credyd ECTS
Semester 1 a 2
Trefnydd: Dr Gavin Lawrence
The purpose of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the skills underlying the research process.
Contact time will consist of a combination of lectures, enhancement classes, group work, and individual exercises.
The module is a double module and over the course of 2 semesters and a total of 36 timetabled sessions. During these sessions you will be systemically introduced to the following 13 research skills learning topics:
Types of Research Descriptive
Types of Research (continued) Experimental
Types of Research (continued) Epidemiology or Causal Comparative Measurement Issues Validity& Reliability
Review of weeks 1-4 Class discussion & Feedback/Q&A session to assess your understanding of lectures 1-4
Measures of central tendency/dispersion
Variance, standard deviation and Z scores
Standard error of the mean/central limit theorem
T tests (paired samples)
T tests (independent samples)
Scatter Plots and Correlation
Correlation and Simple Regression
Non Parametric tests: Cross Tabulation and Chi-square
Note: Semester 1 content and the average grade of the associated assessments must achieve a pass mark or above in order to be eligible to pass the double module
• A- to A* deep knowledge and understanding of research design and principles and has an excellent capacity to address, formulate, and answer basic research questions together with an excellent understanding of statistical tests/procedures.
• B- to B + very good knowledge and understanding of research principles and design, showing good capacity to address, formulate, and answer basic research questions together with very good understanding of statistical tests/procedures
C- i C+
• C- to C+ reasonable grasp of research principles and design, demonstrating good knowledge and understanding with the capacity to address, formulate, and answer basic research questions together with a good grasp of statistical tests/procedures
• D- to D+ basic knowledge and limited understanding of research principles and design together with an adequate understanding of statistical tests/procedures
- Understand and be able to analyse data using descriptive statistics (e.g., mean and standard deviation)
- Understand and be able to conduct statistical analyses for dealing with parametric and non-parametric data (e.g., t-tests, chi-squares, simple regression, ANOVA)
- Be able to explain the relevance of the assumptions that underpin the above statistical procedures
- Be able to use SPSS for windows to conduct the above analyses and explain the statistical outputs produced by SPSS.
- Be able to address, formulate, and answer basic research questions including relevant hypotheses
|SEM 1 EXAM||37.50|
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
Contact time will consist of a traditional lectures with time for critical thinking, discussion, and practical (individual and group) work. All these activities are deigned to enhance your understanding, help you monitor your learning and progression, and prepare you for the various assessments. In addition, many of the activities will provide you with skills that will be useful for other modules and the work place.
|Practical classes and workshops||
Contact time will consist of a data collection for your final assignment together with practical experience of using the SPSS computer stats package. These sessions will benefit you both during the module and during the rest of your academic progression in years 2 and 3, together with providing skills that are useful for the work place.
These sessions are titled 'enhancement classes' and run weekly in order to supplement the information delivered during the lectures. They provide additional time for all achievement levels of students to further their understanding of the modules material.
These are private study hours where you will be expected to read any associated materials and research into the topics presented.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems
- critically assess and evaluate data and evidence in the context of research methodologies and data sources
- describe, synthesise, interpret, analyse and evaluate information and data relevant to a professional or vocational context
- plan, design, execute and communicate a sustained piece of independent intellectual work, which provides evidence of critical engagement with, and interpretation of, appropriate data
- apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems
- develop a sustained reasoned argument, perhaps challenging previously held assumptions
- demonstrate effective written and/or oral communication and presentation skills
- work effectively independently and with others
- take and demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development
- demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical basis of scientific paradigms
- demonstrate evidence of competence in the scientific methods of enquiry, and interpretation and analysis of relevant data and statistical outputs.
- develop transferable skills of relevance to careers outside of sport, health and exercise sciences.
- communicate succinctly at a level appropriate to different audiences.