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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2007 - 2008

Module Title Research Project
Module Code SS408
School School of Health & Human Performance

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Kieran MoranOffice NumberXG05
Level 4 Credit Rating 25
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
o To enable students to undertake a research project in an area of Sport Science or/and Health. o To develop the necessary skills to design and execute a research project, whether in the laboratory, the field or the archives o To develop the ability to present, interpret and discuss research results. 7 To develop a team approach where possible and appropriate

Learning Outcomes
Depending on their choice of research subject, students should gain: o The ability to design and execute research experiments in the laboratory, or research projects in the field or in the archives. o 'Hands on' experience with routine laboratory equipment or practical understanding of experimentation to complement lectures. o The capability of working independently and in a research team. 7 The ability to design and plan a project and manage the time involved to complete the project within given time constraints o Skills in accurately recording experimental and other data. o The ability to critically analyse and interpret data. o The ability to present results in a clear and concise manner. o Use of information sources - archives, library, computer etc.

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 2
Tutorials 0
Laboratories 180
Seminars 5
Independent Learning Time -112

Total 75
Assume that a 25 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
o The student will choose a research project from a list submitted by various academic staff teaching on the Sport Science and Health programme Having undertaken the Literature Review module, the student will have researched the background to the project. o The student will spend 20-25 hours per week for an eight-week period undertaking the project. o On completion of the project, the student will present their results at a series of seminars to an audience of peers and academic staff as well as in poster presentation format o The student will subsequently submit a typed report of the research for inspection.
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Indicative Reading List
Essential: o Relevant research articles, reviews and books.
Programme or List of Programmes
SSHBSc Sport Science and Health