Modiwl JXH-2016:
Research Methods

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Dr Ross Roberts

Amcanion cyffredinol

Do you want to understand why, for example, some athletes perform better than others under pressure, why obesity is on the rise, how training and recovery influences performance or something else related to sport and physical activity? If so this module is for you! Research is fundamental to what we, as scientists, do and informs practice in the sport, health and fitness industry. Therefore, developing good research skills and being able to analyse scientific data are key skills to develop in order to support your successful career. The module is hands on and involves practical activities relating to data management, running data analyses, understanding different approaches to science, and developing your own research projects. These are real world graduate skills that will help make you more employable.

Cynnwys cwrs

Delivered by active researchers and practitioners within the sport and exercise domain, this module is split into two components:

Part A Approaches to conducting successful research and designing scientific studies

Part B How to analyse and understand data: Computational statistics

Meini Prawf

trothwy

Acceptable level of understanding presented

da

Reasonably comprehensive coverage. Well organised and structured. Good understanding of the material.

ardderchog

Comprehensive and accurate coverage of the area clarity of argument and expression. Depth of insight into theoretical issues.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Appreciate how different philosophies about ways of knowing influence one’s approach to research design

  2. Understand sampling procedures

  3. Understand the principles underlying measurement in quantitative research

  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles underlying variance testing (e.g., ANOVA) and regression (simple and multiple regression)

  5. Organise data in an SPSS spreadsheet.

  6. Interpret the main features of SPSS computer printout from ANOVA and regression analyses.

  7. Carry out basic procedures in the analysis of qualitative data

  8. Understand the principles of experimental design

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
ARHOLIAD Part A Midterm Exam 20
ARHOLIAD Part B Midterm Exam 25
GWAITH CWRS Part B Coursework

This assignment involves practical real world research skills requiring you to make sense of statistical outputs, interpret data and make sense of findings

25
ARHOLIAD SAQ Part A Exam 30

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Practical classes and workshops

Part B 2 1 hour practical sessions

2
Lecture

Part B 11 2 hour lectures + 5 online 30 minute lectures

25
Private study

Part B private study to include reading, formative assessments, updating portfolio/ notes, exam preparation

74
Practical classes and workshops

Part A 4 1 hour practical sessions

4
Lecture

Part A 11 2 hour lectures

22
Private study

Part A - private study to include attendance at enhancement sessions, reading, updating portfolio/notes, exam preparation

74

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • 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

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
  • demonstrate effective written and/or oral communication and presentation skills
  • work effectively independently and with others
  • 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.
  • demonstrate effective robust data collection methods

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