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HL30454: Contemporary issues in research

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: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, PR 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Poster Presentation (PR 50%)
  • Reflection Paper & Action Plan (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take HL20415 and while taking this unit you must take HL30428
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To act as a support mechanism for the Dissertation Project.

Learning Outcomes:
In completing this unit, students will have:
* Engaged with cutting edge contemporary issues framing the research process;
* Engaged with the most recent social science knowledges within sport and physical activity;
* Critically reflected on their own Dissertaiton research in relation to the social, political, economic, educative context;
* Produced a detailed plan of their project, in relation to contemporary research issues and contextual knowledge;
* Defended their project to a wide audience.


* Comprehensive and scholarly written communication (e.g. essays) F/A
* Ability to select, analyse and present numerical data. A
* Ability to select, summarise and synthesis written information from multiple sources. F/A
* Ability to develop rigorous arguments through precise use of concepts and models. F/A
* Ability to select and use appropriate ideas to produce a coherent response to a pre-set question. F/A
* Ability to formulate a research question, then develop and present an original & coherent answer. F/A
* Ability to produce work to agreed specifications and deadlines.


* Contemporary & Current Issues in Social Research
* Contemporary Topics and Debates in Sport & Physical Activity Research
* Staff Research Presentations
* Display and feedback of Project via Annual poster display
* Attendance at research seminars.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30454 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AKB10 : BA(Hons) Coach Education & Sports Development with Professional Placement (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AFB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences (Year 3)
  • UHHL-AKB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 4)

* 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.