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## HL20107: Advancing research design and statistics

Owning Department/School: Department for Health
Credits: 12
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
• Coursework Project (CW 40% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
• Coursework Test (CW 20% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
• Literature Review (CW 20% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
• Presentations (CW 20% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take HL10040
Description: Aims:
To introduce a more advanced level of data analysis skills and to develop each student's ability to effectively communicate scientific research findings.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
* Perform a comprehensive literature review within a given area of study;
* Compose a research proposal to address pertinent areas of investigation;
* Identify the most appropriate research design for the selected area;
* Understand the many factors influencing validity and reliability;
* Conduct advanced statistical procedures in sport and exercise science both with and without the assistance of statistical software packages;
* Interpret and present research outcomes both verbally and in text.

Skills:

Knowledge and Understanding - taught, facilitated and assessed
Intellectual Skills - taught, facilitated and assessed
Professional Practical Skills - taught, facilitated and assessed
Written Communication - taught, facilitated and assessed
Spoken Communication - taught, facilitated and assessed
Numeracy - taught, facilitated and assessed
Data acquisition, Handling and Analysis - taught, facilitated and assessed
Information Technology - taught, facilitated and assessed
Problem Solving - taught, facilitated and assessed
Working Independently - taught, facilitated and assessed
Working as part of a group - taught, facilitated and assessed.

Content:
Reviewing literature; presenting data graphically; presenting data orally; extension to basic inferential statistics; simple and factorial analysis of variance and covariance; normality and sphericity; statistical errors and multiple comparisons; statistical power and effect/sample size; methods of assessing reliability, validity and measurement error; multiple linear regression; in-depth analysis of research designs and their limitations.
Programme availability:

#### HL20107 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
• UHHL-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 2)
• UHHL-ACB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 2)
• UHHL-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
• UHHL-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)
• UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 2)
• UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 2)
• UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
• UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)

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.