Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

Description
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.
Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
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
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a group presentation; (2) a mid-semester test; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Michael Rosenberg
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 52330 Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety or 51610 Master of Exercise Science or 52510 Master of Exercise Science or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
lectures/seminars: 3 hours per week
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.