## HL20535: Research skills and statistics for sport, exercise and health scientists

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Owning Department/School: Department for Health
Credits: 5 [equivalent to 10 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 100
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Period:
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
• Assessment detail for this unit will be available shortly. (CW 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must take HL10524
Aims: To advance data analysis and further develop each student's ability to effectively communicate scientific research findings.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Utilise advanced statistical procedures for analysing data produced in the sport, exercise and health discipline, both with and without the assistance of statistical software packages;
2. Appraise different methodological approaches and philosophies in sport, exercise and health science;
3. Interpret and summarise research outcomes in sport, exercise and health science;
4. Critically evaluate research designs and methodologies used by sport, exercise and health scientists.

Content: 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; magnitude-based inferences, methods of assessing reliability, validity and measurement error; multiple linear regression; in-depth analysis of research designs and their limitations, further introduction to qualitative data analysis.

Programme availability:

#### HL20535 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
• UHHL-AFB21 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 2)
• UHHL-AKB21 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
• UHHL-AFB22 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 2)
• UHHL-ACB22 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 2)
• UHHL-AAB22 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)
• UHHL-AKB22 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
• UHHL-AFM22 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 2)
• UHHL-ACM22 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 2)
• UHHL-AAM22 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)
• UHHL-AKM22 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)

 Notes: This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2021/22. Programmes and units are subject to change 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. Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.