Undergraduate Course: Sport and Recreation Management (Advanced Research Methods) 3 (SPRT10005)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The approach will be based on a critical evaluation of the processes of knowledge production, the nature of various methodologies and methods and the critical evaluation of secondary sources. Issues addressed will include epistemological assumptions, research strategies and research methodologies (especially as applied to sport). It will explore issues of validity and reliability in both quantitative and qualitative approaches. It will also address practical issues of the analysis and presentation of qualitative and quantitative information, prior to placement.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students must have previously completed at least 3 Sport Science courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) and receive permission from the Moray House School of Education to enrol. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 30,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
A 3,000 word assignment involving research data collection techniques, analysis of data and report writing.
|No Exam Information
| By the end of this module students will be able to:
-Provide an epistemological and methodological evaluation of major sports research projects and papers
-Select research strategies and methodologies appropriate to particular research problems
-Understand the strengths and weaknesses of methods in relation to specified problems
-Collect, critically analyse and present primary data.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Matthew Mcdowell
Tel: (0131 6)51 6598
|Course secretary||Miss Sarah Fraser
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