Research Skills in Sports and Exercise Performance - (15 credits)

This module is intended to develop scholarly, professional and research skills appropriate to the discipline of sports and exercise performance or associated health and sociological areas. This module will advance a broader and more detailed investigation into statistics that were introduced in the first year during the Professional Skills in Sports and Exercise Performance module, including the difference between parametric and non-parametric data, t-tests, ANOVA’s, correlations and Chi-square tests. Following from this, students will develop their ability to critically analyse and interpret research in the field of sports and exercise performance and produce acceptable and detailed experimental work. The development of knowledge, understanding, skills and thought processes necessary for effective original academic and/or work-focused research will make use of real life techniques and approaches and will provide a basis for progression on to the Level 6 Dissertation module or equivalent.