SSEH4602 Research Methods

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Sport Science, Exercise and Health [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Content
This unit gives an overview of the conceptual aspects of the research process as it functions in the field of sport and exercise science and assists in the development of a research proposal.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) know and understand concepts fundamental to the research process, scientific methodology, integration of experiment and design and the breadth of scientific approaches in human movement; (2) critically evaluate methodologies described in the extant literature and use of library resources to facilitate the research presentations and presentation skills; (3) communicate research interests; (4) appreciate the dynamic nature and human nature of science; (5) appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of human movement; and (6) understand ethical issues inherent in conducting research.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) end-of-semester examination; (2) lecture quizzes; and (3) oral presentation. 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 Science (Honours) in Sport Science, Exercise and Health; or Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520)
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 1 hour per week
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