SSEH5654 Fundamentals in Research Methods
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit covers common research activities such as how to choose appropriate research questions and/or hypotheses, searching and reviewing the literature for academic writing and selecting a research method to match research questions. Students are also challenged to develop ethical data collection protocols, select appropriate valid and reliable measurement instruments and interpret and discuss research findings.
- Students are able to (1) acquire knowledge and understanding of the key elements of the research process; (2) acquire knowledge and understanding of integration of theory and experimentation; (3) develop skills and abilities to critically evaluate methodologies; (4) develop computer software skills to facilitate research presentations; and (5) develop analytical skills as applied to solving case studies in class.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a group presentation; (2) a mid-semester test; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Michael Rosenberg
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Bachelor of Exercise Rehabilitation Science honours;
postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health;
the Master of Exercise Science (coursework) (52510);
the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390)
- Contact hours
- lectures/seminars: 3 hours per week
- Unit Outline
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.