This unit focuses on the fundamental principles of research design and analysis in Exercise Science. Introductory skills and knowledge for the conduct of research are developed. Fundamental principles underpinning qualitative and quantitative experimental design including the importance of following accepted processes in statistical analyses, sampling and the making of inferences are highlighted together with the ethical recruitment, treatment and confidentiality of participants. Informed consent as a moral framework for giving due regard and respect to the subject of the research and transparency and completeness in the dissemination of knowledge are emphasised in this unit.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Weekly readings will be assigned by the unit convenor, and presented online to students. Many will come from the course text which is available in the library and for purchase from the Bookshop.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):