Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Science


This module provides an exploration of some of the fundamental concepts and practices that underpin research in sport and exercise science, including experimental design, critical thought, the validation of data, data analysis and presentation. The module also explores personal career development and work experience. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Use advanced literature-searching techniques and databases to find subject-specific information, and use of statistics software (learning skills; IT).

  2. Classify references using reference handling software such as Endnote.

  3. Critique a scientific experiment.

  4. Write an ethics proposal for experimental work with human subjects.

  5. Select appropriate statistical tests to analyse a variety of experimental designs.

  6. Relate generic concepts in instrumentation such as calibration, sensitivity, resolution, interference, noise, and limits of detection to particular instrumental methods.

  7. Demonstrate advanced presentational skills, including using reference-handling software, linking images in text documents, and compiling contents pages and indexes (communication; IT).

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