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HL10456: Research methods for sports performance

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department for Health
Credits: 12 [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 240
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 50%, OT 50%
Assessment Detail:
  • Assignment (2000 words) (CW 50%)
  • Powerpoint Presentation (OT 50%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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.

Skills: 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.

Programme availability:

HL10456 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health


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