UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SSEH5654 Fundamentals in Research Methods

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content 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.
Outcomes 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.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a group presentation (10 per cent); (2) online assignments (10 per cent); (3) participation (5 per cent); (4) a mid-semester test (15 per cent); and (5) a final examination (60 per cent). 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
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Bachelor of Exercise Rehabilitation Science honours; or postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health; or the Master of Science (Exercise Science) (coursework) (52510); or the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390)
Contact hours lectures/seminars: 3 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/SSEH5654/SEM-1/2017

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