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## HL10040: Introduction to research design and statistics

Owning Department/School: Department for Health
Credits: 6
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Period: Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
• Coursework Project (CW 60%)
• Coursework Test (CW 40%)
Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: After taking this unit you must take HL20107
Description: Aims:
To introduce to students the study skills and methods of analysis for the study of Sport and Exercise using the scientific method.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
* Utilise a computer and appropriate programmes for word-processing, basic statistical analysis and the retrieval of information through the World Wide Web.
* Describe the various research approaches and designs, and the statistical (if appropriate) treatments accompanying them.
* Demonstrate an understanding of how various research designs control for threats to validity and reliability.
* Demonstrate a basic understanding of probability, null hypotheses, hypothesis testing, measures of central tendency and variability, and the Normal Distribution / sampling error.

Skills:

* Identification of levels of evidence and types of research (taught and assessed)
* methods of describing data (taught and assessed)
* critically evaluating science (taught, facilitated and assessed)
* statistical analysis (taught, facilitated and assessed)
* scientific writing (taught, facilitated and assessed)
* locating/citing literature (taught, facilitated and assessed)
* computer skills (taught, facilitated and assessed).

Content:
Word processing; preparation of spreadsheets; use of statistical software packages; retrieval of sources of information (library and www); research design and experimental control; basic statistical techniques; literature reviewing; referencing.
Programme availability:

#### HL10040 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
• UHHL-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 1)
• UHHL-ACB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 1)
• UHHL-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)
• UHHL-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
• UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 1)
• UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 1)
• UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)
• UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)

Notes:
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.