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HL10456: Research methods for sports performance

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 12
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • assignment (2500 words) (CW 50%)
  • ED10456 poster (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Coursework reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit is designed to allow the student to acquire introductory knowledge and skills in order to conduct research in the sports performance context.

Learning Outcomes:

* Demonstrate a range of academic study skills;
* Express an understanding of basic statistical analysis techniques;
* Be able to interpret and apply quantitative data analysis;
* Express an understanding of qualitative data analysis techniques;
* Be able to interpret and apply qualitative data analysis.

Academic study skills; collecting data; assessing the reliability and validity of data, analysing data, presenting data in a format appropriate to the content and audience.


* Academic writing skills
* Harvard referencing skills
* Secondary research skills/Library skills
* Employment opportunities in sport
* Using statistical software packages
* Descriptive statistics
* T-Tests
* Narrative analysis
* Interpretation of biographical documents
* Applying theoretical concepts to narrative analyses.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL10456 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
* 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.