Research in Human Movement

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Research in Human Movement

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Health and Exercise Science, Research

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit includes principles of research: purposes, philosophy, applications. It addresses quantitative research including basic statistics, descriptives, ANOVA, correlation, regression and non-parametrics, and basic research design hypothesis testing. Qualitative research includes methodology, data collection, and theory building. Research presentation includes: writing a research report and developing conclusions. This unit also considers application of research, examples in human movement, related literature, computer data analysis, and information retrieval.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. Describe the principles of the research investigation process and apply these in specific situations within the field of exercise and movement science;
    2. Conduct efficient and systematic literature searches of primary sources using on-line databases, and understand levels of evidence;
    3. Design a feasible and ethical research project and present the findings in a professional manner;
    4. Determine the most appropriate descriptive and inferential statistics to use for the analysis of given data sets, perform basic statistical analyses using computer software, and interpret the results;
    5. Describe the principles of evidence based practice, and how these apply to those working in the field of exercise and movement science.
    Approaches to Teaching and Learning
    Lectures and assigned readings will be used to introduce the essential concepts and content. Tutorials/workshops to develop computer based data processing competencies will be employed.
    Assessment name: Examination (Written)
    Description: A mixture of question types will be used to assess all content from Weeks 1 to 6.
    Relates to objectives: 1, 2, 4 and 5.
    Weight: 20
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Week 7
    Assessment name: Examination (Theory)
    Description: Theory Exam.
    Relates to objectives: 1, 2, 4 and 5.
    Weight: 40
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: End of semester
    Assessment name: Research Proposal
    Description: Group Research Proposal assignment on a topic within the Exercise and Movement Science field.
    Relates to objectives: 1-4.
    Weight: 40
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Group
    Due date: Weeks 8-12

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