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HL10456: Research methods for sports performance

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
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 50%, OT 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assignment (2000 words) (CW 50%)
  • Powerpoint Presentation (OT 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
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