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HL20415: Reading & writing sport critically

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: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • research proposal (3000 words) (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To extend students' knowledge of a range of contemporary social science issues in sport and physical activity research.
To enable students to complete a Dissertation proposal.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this unit the students will:
* Be able to critically evaluate the process of social science research in sport and physical activity;
* Design a Dissertation study in sport and physical activity;
* Gain an understanding of recent social science knowledge in their chosen topic.

* Develop and apply the skills needed for academic study and enquiry F
* Evaluate both research and evidence critically and assess a variety of information sources T/A
* Apply strategies for appropriate selection of relevant information from a wide source and large body of knowledge F/A
Professional practical:
* Undertake detailed and informed long- and short term planning F
* Take responsibility for personal learning and development F
* Manage time and prioritise workloads F
* Information management skills T/A
* Work independently to identify and achieve clear goals F

The following topics will be covered:
* Doing Contextual Conjunctural Research: A critical engagement with contextualising, designing, and, judging research within the current social, political, economic and historical moment;
* The Art and Politics of Analysis and Interpretation: A critical engagement with the strategies and practices of interpretation;
* Expressing Sport Research: A critical engagement with writing as a method of inquiry and the various forms of expression (e.g. performance, poesis, 'scholarly', narrative) that vie for legitimacy within social science;
* Proposing Research: A guide to writing an undergraduate research proposal.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL20415 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 2)

* 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.