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HL10527: Qualitative research in sport, exercise and health

[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: 5      [equivalent to 10 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 100
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment detail for this unit will be available shortly. (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To introduce qualitative research in sport and exercise, examining the philosophical foundations of research, exploring core methods in qualitative research, and putting qualitative research in dialogue with contemporary issues in sport and exercise.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Explain the epistemologies and ontologies underpinning research in sport and exercise
2. Discuss the diversity of research approaches in sport and exercise
3. Identify foundational qualitative research methods
4. Apply qualitative research methods to address� issues in sport and exercise
5. Recognise and describe approaches to qualitative research and apply appropriately to issues in sport and exercise.


* Philosophical foundations of research: Epistemology and Ontology
* Framing qualitative research project: Purposes and questions
* Core methods of qualitative research: Interviews, Observations, and Textual Analysis
* Research ethics in qualitative research.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL10527 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB21 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKB21 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)


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