Modiwl JXH-2041:
Project Proposal

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Rhedir gan School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1 a 2

Trefnydd: Dr Jennifer Cooney

Amcanion cyffredinol

The aim of this module is to allow students to identify and propose a research project in an area of mutual agreement with their supervisor within sport, health and exercise sciences. With the support of a supervisor students should aim to develop a relevant and original research question. Students will be required to gather and review the relevant literature, establish hypotheses, propose a methodology to test hypotheses, indicate the statistical methods to be used to analyse the data, expected results, predict problems in data collection, recognise and plan for ethical issues and estimate the financial cost of the proposed study.

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Students will be asked to identify a research area and, with the support of a supervisor, identify an appropriate research question. The subject content will thus vary but will be congruent with the degree programme being studied. All students are required to gather relevant information from the research literature and review it, establish hypotheses, propose a methodology through which these hypotheses might be tested, indicate the statistical methods to be used to analyse the data, predict problems in data collection, recognise and plan for ethical issues and estimate the financial cost of the proposed study.

Learning outcomes: students who successfully complete this module will be able to, with the support of a supervisor: demonstrate an understanding of the processes involved in generating a viable research question; design a study to test a specific question; effectively communicate their research proposal orally, demonstrating an ability to answer questions about the proposal following the presentation; present a written report that effectively communicates the completed, viable, research proposal and their understanding of it.

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The Written Proposal will be assessed holistically for content, structure and style. Core marking criteria for each section of the Proposal are laid out on the marking sheet (see below for copy). However, weightings for each section are not specified, as the demands of each section may vary for different Proposals. The mark will reflect the degree to which the marking criteria are met, according to the standard University marking criteria (Good(C):Reasonably comprehensive coverage. Well organised and structured. Good understanding of the material and evidence of independent thought.

WRITTEN PROJECT PROPOSAL MARKING Components and criteria to be assessed: Introduction • Title clear and appropriate length; • The reviewed literature is relevant and explained in appropriate depth; • Reviewed literature is critically evaluated; • The rationale of the study is clear; • The hypotheses are presented clearly and precisely; • Ideas, theories, and empirical findings are appropriately referenced; • The introduction is logically structured; • The writing is clear, precise and concise.
Methods • Contains sufficient detail regarding the participants, measurement instruments, design and procedures including calculation of the DV and IV data; • Methodology decisions are justified where necessary; • There is evidence of a detailed understanding of the assumptions or problems associated with methodologies used, and how to deal with problems or violations of assumptions; • Subsections (e.g. Participants, Measures, Procedures, etc.) are appropriate and logically structured; • Figures and/or tables are clear, appropriate, and labelled; • The writing is clear, precise and concise. Proposed analyses
• Appropriate statistical analyses are proposed; • Analyses relate clearly to the hypotheses.
Expected results
• Expected results are clearly presented; • Figures and/or tables, if used, are clear, appropriate, and labelled; • The discussion of expected results is logically structured; • The writing is clear, precise and concise

Problems and feasibility of project • Anticipated problems (e.g. resources, equipment, subject recruitment) are discussed and strategies for dealing with problems are evident; • Estimated cost of project is presented, and, if more than £50, a clear statement about how the costs are to be met.
Ethical issues • SSHES Ethics Form 1 is submitted; • Ethical concerns are discussed and appropriately dealt with. Change in written project proposal based on feedback received from supervisor • Provide details of how you have implemented changes using feedback you have received. Consider what you have changed or kept the same and explain why.

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The Written Proposal will be assessed holistically for content, structure and style. Core marking criteria for each section of the Proposal are laid out on the marking sheet (see below for copy). However, weightings for each section are not specified, as the demands of each section may vary for different Proposals. The mark will reflect the degree to which the marking criteria are met, according to the standard University marking criteria (Excellent (A):Comprehensive and accurate coverage of the area. Clarity of argument and expression. Depth of insight into theoretical issues

WRITTEN PROJECT PROPOSAL MARKING Components and criteria to be assessed: Introduction • Title clear and appropriate length; • The reviewed literature is relevant and explained in appropriate depth; • Reviewed literature is critically evaluated; • The rationale of the study is clear; • The hypotheses are presented clearly and precisely; • Ideas, theories, and empirical findings are appropriately referenced; • The introduction is logically structured; • The writing is clear, precise and concise.
Methods • Contains sufficient detail regarding the participants, measurement instruments, design and procedures including calculation of the DV and IV data; • Methodology decisions are justified where necessary; • There is evidence of a detailed understanding of the assumptions or problems associated with methodologies used, and how to deal with problems or violations of assumptions; • Subsections (e.g. Participants, Measures, Procedures, etc.) are appropriate and logically structured; • Figures and/or tables are clear, appropriate, and labelled; • The writing is clear, precise and concise. Proposed analyses
• Appropriate statistical analyses are proposed; • Analyses relate clearly to the hypotheses.
Expected results
• Expected results are clearly presented; • Figures and/or tables, if used, are clear, appropriate, and labelled; • The discussion of expected results is logically structured; • The writing is clear, precise and concise

Problems and feasibility of project • Anticipated problems (e.g. resources, equipment, subject recruitment) are discussed and strategies for dealing with problems are evident; • Estimated cost of project is presented, and, if more than £50, a clear statement about how the costs are to be met.
Ethical issues • SSHES Ethics Form 1 is submitted; • Ethical concerns are discussed and appropriately dealt with. Change in written project proposal based on feedback received from supervisor • Provide details of how you have implemented changes using feedback you have received. Consider what you have changed or kept the same and explain why.

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The Written Proposal will be assessed holistically for content, structure and style. Core marking criteria for each section of the Proposal are laid out on the marking sheet (see below for copy). However, weightings for each section are not specified, as the demands of each section may vary for different Proposals. The mark will reflect the degree to which the marking criteria are met, according to the standard University marking criteria (threshold (D): Most criteria are met to an adequate standard; there may be a wide range in the quality of different components of the written proposal).

WRITTEN PROJECT PROPOSAL MARKING Components and criteria to be assessed: Introduction • Title clear and appropriate length; • The reviewed literature is relevant and explained in appropriate depth; • Reviewed literature is critically evaluated; • The rationale of the study is clear; • The hypotheses are presented clearly and precisely; • Ideas, theories, and empirical findings are appropriately referenced; • The introduction is logically structured; • The writing is clear, precise and concise.
Methods • Contains sufficient detail regarding the participants, measurement instruments, design and procedures including calculation of the DV and IV data; • Methodology decisions are justified where necessary; • There is evidence of a detailed understanding of the assumptions or problems associated with methodologies used, and how to deal with problems or violations of assumptions; • Subsections (e.g. Participants, Measures, Procedures, etc.) are appropriate and logically structured; • Figures and/or tables are clear, appropriate, and labelled; • The writing is clear, precise and concise. Proposed analyses
• Appropriate statistical analyses are proposed; • Analyses relate clearly to the hypotheses.
Expected results
• Expected results are clearly presented; • Figures and/or tables, if used, are clear, appropriate, and labelled; • The discussion of expected results is logically structured; • The writing is clear, precise and concise

Problems and feasibility of project • Anticipated problems (e.g. resources, equipment, subject recruitment) are discussed and strategies for dealing with problems are evident; • Estimated cost of project is presented, and, if more than £50, a clear statement about how the costs are to be met.
Ethical issues • SSHES Ethics Form 1 is submitted; • Ethical concerns are discussed and appropriately dealt with. Change in written project proposal based on feedback received from supervisor • Provide details of how you have implemented changes using feedback you have received. Consider what you have changed or kept the same and explain why.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Design a study to test a specific question

  2. Effectively communicate a completed, viable, research proposal and their understanding of it.

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the process involved in generating a viable research question

  4. Communicate a critical and up to date unerstanding of relevant literature

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
CYFLWYNIAD UNIGOL verbal presentation - content

Verbal PowerPoint Presentation (30% final module mark). Assessing learning outcomes 1,3,4

15
TRAETHAWD written proposal

Written Report (70% module mark). Assessing learning outcomes 1,2,3,4.

70
CYFLWYNIAD UNIGOL Verbal Presentation - skills

Verbal PowerPoint Presentation (30% final module mark). Assessing learning outcomes 1,3,4.

15

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Lecture

Supervisory support will form an important part of the teaching method, but ultimately, most of the learning will be student-led.

6
Tutorial

Supervisory support will form an important part of the teaching method, but ultimately, most of the learning will be student-led. As a guide students are expected to meet with their supervisor once per week.

6
Private study

Supervisory support will form an important part of the teaching method, but ultimately, most of the learning will be student-led.

188

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • 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
  • Ymwybyddiaeth o ddiogelwch - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch amgylchedd a hyder o ran cadw at reoliadau iechyd a diogelwch
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Rheloaeth - Gallu defnyddio, cydlynu a rheoli adnoddau (dynol, ffisegol ac/neu ariannol)
  • 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.
  • Arweinyddiaeth - Gallu arwain a rheoli, datblygu cynlluniau gweithredu ac amcanion, cynnig arweiniad a chyfarwyddyd i eraill, ac ymdopi â'r pwysau sy'n gysylltiedig ag awdurdod o'r fath

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
  • 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
  • project manage and execute practical activities using appropriate techniques and procedures whilst demonstrating high levels of relevant skills
  • communicate succinctly at a level appropriate to different audiences.

Adnoddau

Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr

N/A

Rhestr ddarllen

All module material, including lecture slides, will be available to view through Blackboard:

http://blackboard.bangor.ac.uk/

Login using your normal University username and password and follow the link to:

JXH - 2041 - Research Skills 2019-20

Here you will find; Important announcements Lecture material Podcasts together with other video and audio files to help you with your learning Examples of old Proposals Under the resources tab you will find: Stages of Research document; Ethics Guidelines; Referencing Guidelines; Guidelines to conducting a Research Project; Guidelines on how to present data.

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